Two very latest airline travel rants

Inconsiderate air passengers pulling out large cases from overhead storage constantly getting up and down blocking the aisle of people trying to reach their own seats whilst boarding or indeed blocking others who are trying to reach the toilet during a flight.  They swing these beasts out of the overhead locker without a thought of […]

Holiand Bakers in Shenyang

I was recommended to try the bakery delights at Holiland a cake store chain in China. The whole experience is delightful from perusing the cheesecakes to guessing the sandwich filling.  Holiland is a destination and activity in itself! Each customer is given a miniature tray and tongs and after selecting and paying the item is wrapped […]

Where do my blog visitors live?

When analysing my social media stats  I am always intrigued as to where my readers live, this year as in previous most of my readers are from the UK and America. Looking at the stats since blog inception Australia and Canada always feature highly too. Other high figures include Spain, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam and Guernsey! […]

Marlow – a photoblog

First time in Marlow and it certainly won’t be my last, upscale small English town on the Thames with a wide range of foodie haunts including a slew of eateries from the lovely Tom Kerridge which you apparently have to book some weeks, months nay years in advance. I was there not to eat but to walk […]

Shenyang Shopping Malls – photoblog

There is very little about these big shiny, blingy shopping malls that seem to be authentically Chinese. However they are very clean, usually easy to navigate with escalators between floors, pop up stalls and plenty of eating areas. …..but the best thing about them are the art installations and here are a few of my […]

Why I love my Inkerman Journal

It is sheer luxury writing in my Inkerman journal….. a very special present given to me by much missed work colleagues as I moved from Geography teacher to full time travel blogger. It has a beautiful soft leather cover monogramed with the letter D, A5 in size so neatly fits into a handbag or backpack and even […]

Reading Museum

A rainy day in a new town and this time it was Reading, Berkshire. The museum beckoned and as entrance was free and a special Ladybird exhibition advertised it seemed too good to be true. Located in the Abbey Quarter close to the railway station and part of the red brick town hall the museum displayed […]