Seville was the stop on our Spanish road trip that I was most excited about, mainly because I’d seen and heard so many great things about the city in recent years. It even topped the city section of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel in 2018. So I was fairly confident it wouldn’t disappoint. In my last post, I left you in Madrid’s beautiful train station where we hopped on a fast train to Seville that took…

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It’s that time of year when the weekends are quiet and we’re tucked up indoors dreaming of the warmer seasons, planning our next sunny break. So I thought I’d escape winter for a while and take you back to the first stop of our trip to Spain last year – Madrid. Spain has always had a soft spot in my heart as the perfect destination for a week by the sea and I’ve been to…

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I’m probably committing some kind of petty crime using 2018 in a title when we’re half way through February 2019. BUT I really enjoyed a lot of the books I read last year and it feels like an equal crime letting them go without sharing them here. I didn’t make it to my target of reading 18 books, but I did make it to 11 books in a year where wedding planning took over. I think…

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As a city dweller, I spend quite a bit of time thinking about trips to the seaside, dreaming about the salty breeze and wondering when that next trip might be. When you spend a lot of time crammed on public transport, there’s just something so liberating about standing on the shore, looking out across the ocean to a seemingly infinite horizon. Next year, we’re getting married in Devon which means that we’ve had even more trips to the…

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Last-minute day trips are often the best kind. There’s no time to dig around every corner of the internet to find out where to go and what to eat, which means leisurely exploring it when you get there rather than virtually via Instagram and Pinterest. Last weekend, I’d had a hectic week and the only time I’d been outdoors were the journeys to and from work. When I have weeks like that, rather than rest I…

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