Our 48 hours in Riga

Day 1  Riga surprised me as European cities go, mainly because I had heard so many conflicting opinions on whether it was a good place to go or not. Despite the rain and the cold, on the whole, we enjoyed our time there, enough to consider hopping back over the Baltic Sea in the future just for a weekend. Plus we discovered an excellent underground pub that is worth a trip on its own. Riga was the entry point to… View Post

A day in a town called Limerick

A day in a town called Limerick

Our last day in Ireland was spent in Limerick, we had driven there from the cliffs the day before and checked into a beautiful hotel. It is a bit of a shame that the hotel was really the only bit of Limerick that we liked. You’ll also see from the photo’s that Limerick was pretty grey and (in our opinion) uninspiring.  The weather likely had something to do with it as it was dreary which just didn’t help the cities… View Post

A walk along The Cliffs of Moher

A walk along The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare quite often makes the news, sometimes for good things like it’s views and wildlife and sometimes for tragic accidents due to the sheer nature of the cliffs. It is equally both alluring and scary at the same time. As Ireland’s most visited natural attraction it is often at the top of lists of what to see in Ireland. Plus if the nickname Emerald Isle is anything to go by it will be green!… View Post

Windmills, ferries and scenic roads – Wild Atlantic Way

Windmills, ferries and scenic roads – Wild Atlantic Way

We were heading towards to famous Atlantic Way, with promises of epic views, twisting roads and more nature then you can shake a stick out. Well we did find exactly that. We started our day with breakfast in the castle (after an early start as our bedroom was located underneath the breakfast room) but it didn’t leave much to be desired. The novelty of staying in a castle made the stay but it wasn’t ‘all that’. Our first stop of… View Post

A Christmas break in the Cotswold’s

A Christmas break in the Cotswold’s

Driving down the long drive into the valley to the side of Fish Hill the automatic gates open and we step into the wonderful world of The Fish.  We’ve now begun a mini tradition of taking a short break in the Cotswolds pre-Christmas to have some quality time and a much needed rest. In 2017 we visited in early December and in 2018 we went just a couple of days before the big day, both years we have opted to… View Post