Road trip in Devon & Cornwall. Part 1 – Exeter, Okehampton Castle & The Lost Gardens of Heligan

If you have seen my previous post, you will know that in April we have finally travelled to Devon and Cornwall. It has been on my bucket list for long now. We drove to Exeter on Thursday night and stayed in a lovely hotel just on the outskirts of Exeter – The St George andContinue reading “Road trip in Devon & Cornwall. Part 1 – Exeter, Okehampton Castle & The Lost Gardens of Heligan”

Beautiful Cornwall in spring – our three day trip

It does feel like a long time ago, almost previous life that we went to Cornwall. But it was in April which is only 4 months ago. We booked the trip to celebrate Calum’s birthday, I think I’ve given him my thing of not being able to celebrate my birthdays at home. I never hadContinue reading “Beautiful Cornwall in spring – our three day trip”

Audley End House and Gardens – English Heritage Site

I remember being a teenager and my dad (whom I get my love for history from) dragging us around all sorts of castles and ruins around Latvia. Pretty sure there are still photos of me looking incredibly grumpy. So it is pretty ironic that in April we have signed up for membership with English HeritageContinue reading “Audley End House and Gardens – English Heritage Site”

Chelsea Physic Garden – London’s oldest botanical garden

My series of small blog post about my favourite hidden places in London. This year we are really trying to walk more and one of the ways we are getting more steps in is by strolling from one side of London to the other…A few Sundays back we walked from Tufnell Park all way downContinue reading “Chelsea Physic Garden – London’s oldest botanical garden”

Climbing Ben A’an in Scotland on a snowy day

The very first post this year I would like to dedicate to yet another Scottish gem – Ben A’an. Every time we go to Scotland, we try to go for a nice walk or climb something, this time we decided to venture outside on the Boxing day to climb Ben A’an. I actually found the hikeContinue reading “Climbing Ben A’an in Scotland on a snowy day”

Visiting the Geffrye Museum in London and Christmas Past – Connecting the London Dots

One of my absolute favourite museums in London is a bit of a hidden gem, it is the Geffrye Museum. Museum dedicated to living rooms of London through the last four centuries. Walking around it, you get a feeling that you are peeking through a peephole. I have been there before a few hours back,Continue reading “Visiting the Geffrye Museum in London and Christmas Past – Connecting the London Dots”