Brooklyn Bridge NYC

Earlier this month I boarded a flight to New York for the first time after years of wanting to visit the concrete jungle. Adam and I stayed in the city for a week and covered a lot of the sights in that time with so much more yet to explore. I’ve decided to share some of my experience in a series of different posts over the next few weeks, with the first one featuring the highlights of my holiday. If you’re planning your own trip to New York, I hope this post inspires you.  View Post

Meze Lounge Starters - Calamari Squid Rings and Turkish Sausage

I really love trying food from different corners of the world so you bet I was pleased when I heard there was a Turkish restaurant opening up in Middlesbrough. Meze Lounge is a restaurant I’d been meaning to try since it opened back in 2016 and it has continued to receive rave reviews. Unfortunately my first visit to the wasn’t until my birthday last year, and I can’t believe I’d actually left it that long. I went back a couple of weekends ago so Adam could experience the food in all its glory since he missed out the first time around.  View Post

Planning a trip to New York

Back in October Adam and I booked a dream trip to New York City. We originally looked to book for later this year around September time but the deal we found was too good to ignore. Despite only having four months to save and plan, I think we’ve done a pretty good job of it. It can be daunting to think if you have planned your trip well enough and saved enough money to enjoy yourself without restriction so today I’m sharing my advice and tips for planning your first trip to New York, along with some money saving tips to help you before you hit the big apple. View Post

Brussels Street Art

So here we are again and wow, what a year it has been. Despite never sticking to a ‘series’ on my blog, I find these year in review posts a great way to look back on each year, especially for myself. It gives me a chance to reflect on the year and focus on the highlights that came from it. From what started off as a year of with uncertainty, worry and a lot of stress, 2017 ended contently in my warm home with the one I love and I couldn’t have wished for anything more.  View Post

Somerset House at Night

You might have noticed I’ve been absent from my blog and social media in the run up to Christmas, this is because I’ve been enjoying the festivities here, there and everywhere! Today I’m talking about one of the highlights of my travels – spending the day at Somerset House in London with my mam. View Post