Best Travel Books – Guide Books & Personal Memoirs

Find the best travel guide books and travel memoirs to inspire your own wanderlust. Whether you want to find a book to plan your own travel itinerary or just experience someone else's travel stories, you will find some great recommendations here.

Doggy Dress Up & Feline Fancy Dress – Do your pets love Halloween?

Therapy dog Lucy, cute staffie Luna and Pancake the cat enjoy some dressing up fun for Halloween

5 Beautiful Places to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

Did you see my previous post of where to watch amazing sunsets in California which concentrated further up the Pacific coast? It was enjoyed so much I've decided to share 5 more beautiful places to watch the sunset, this time all in San Diego. I have included various parts of San Diego including  Coronado, Carlsbad, Shelter … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Places to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

I Saw the Real Santa Claus

I loved Christmas as a kid, all the magic and the belief in Father Christmas. It's not quite the same as a grown-up is it? That's until I saw the real Santa Claus. Have you ever seen him? Take a look and see what you think. I've been fortunate enough to spend Christmas in California … Continue reading I Saw the Real Santa Claus

Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Some people like minimal decorations, some go overboard. I fall into the former category in my own home, but I do like to have a wander around a good Christmas display. Read on to see where my favourite Christmas location is. My love of tacky things, sunshine and all things Rock N Roll were delivered … Continue reading Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

We Will Remember Them – Remembrance Day – Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Moving photos and words about Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial in San Diego.

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day 2020 As we are approaching Remembrance Day, I thought I'd share these photos with you from Fort Rosecrans Cemetery in San Diego. We discovered Fort Rosecrans Cemetery quite by accident as we made our way to the Cabrillo National Monument.  I can't quite explain the feelings that hit you … Continue reading Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

This was originally posted for Blogtober but its always a good time to share a sunset, right? I thought that I'd bring a little bit of sunshine into these colder months by sharing 5 different locations to watch amazing sunsets in California including San Francisco, Morro Bay, Long Beach Los Angeles, Seal Beach Orange County … Continue reading Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

Trick or Treat – Halloween Photos & Customs from Around the World

A collection of stories and photos from around the world of how people like to celebrate and decorate their homes for Halloween.

An Afternoon of Tea & Cake for the Soul

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul is where I get to chat with other bloggers to find out their thoughts and experiences on all the subjects that I cover on my blog.  I decided to share my favourites to kick things off, but you can find links to all my other guests at … Continue reading An Afternoon of Tea & Cake for the Soul

Sunrises and Sunsets – Road Trip USA Days 2 & 3

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Friday & Saturday (days 2/3) Huntington Beaches, Orange County As I said we chose to stay in Sunset Beach which is part of the Huntington Beaches about 45 mins drive from LAX. We were planning on … Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets – Road Trip USA Days 2 & 3