Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

“It utterly changed the way I look at our planet.” The words of Orla Doherty, Producer of Blue Planet II and a witness of a never-seen-before and will-never-see-again underwater methane volcano (episode two).  No truer words have been spoken for the result this ground breaking production will have on the nation. A warming cup of tea in hand, whilst aimlessly scrolling through the sometimes monotonous Twitter feed, I stumbled upon what is set to be the biggest opportunity the city of…

Read More Read More

Find Your Superhero

Find Your Superhero

“I love movement!” The words of Jamie McDonald, a syringomyelia survivor – so rare even Microsoft Word red underlines it – who defeated all odds to run 200 marathons across Canada in -40 conditions to raise charitable donations for the hospitals who treated him as a child. Dressed like a Stag on his wedding eve in his defining green superhero costume, Jamie counts down 3, 2, 1… the stampede of fast moving feet thumps through the marquee interlaced with laughter,…

Read More Read More

2017 Liebster Award

2017 Liebster Award

I first heard about the Liebster Award about a year ago and I thought to myself, how do I get one of those? Well my prayers have been answered by A Side of Sunsets!   Any award that’s given peer-to-peer, encouraging bloggers to make friends is a positive thing, but there’s quite a variety of rules and guidelines over what to do once you’ve been nominated but since this one offers the chance to win a Go Pro and has the word…

Read More Read More

Climbing The O2 Arena

Climbing The O2 Arena

In the words of Tim Daly, I feel the need to endanger myself every so often. So when Michelle found out about Up at the O2 – the answer was of course a resounding yes! The Climb You have the option for an Original Climb during the day or a Twilight Climb which is a night time expedition, we chose the original climb as we were only taking a Daycation. They do also offer celebration climbs completed with Lanson Champagne, or…

Read More Read More

How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

[Free Download] I know the notion of ‘goals’ has gotten a little airy-fairy, reserved for self-made millionaires but anyone can do it, and here’s why you should. If you feel like you’ve got a constant sense of Wanderlust, or just feel generally lost, goal setting is a great way to feel like you’re working towards your inner-most desires, while holding yourself accountable for your day-to-day actions. One of the reasons I’m able to fulfil such a rich lifestyle whilst working…

Read More Read More

Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

As a 26 year old grandma, I visited Reading Festival on a day ticket and then stayed in a hotel. The original plan was to travel to and from Reading via train – that was until they released the set times four days before the festival and our return train time meant we missed Muse completely – so we went for plan b. Here’s my top tips for visiting the festival as a day ticket holder. Plan Your Transport in…

Read More Read More

How I Talked My Way Out of a Fine

How I Talked My Way Out of a Fine

Validate all public transport tickets before you board! I repeat, validate your public transport tickets before you board! So there we were being empowered independent women, riding the subway to the northern end  (I think)of Budapest for a final skirt around Margaret Island, with our tickets in hand ready for the day ahead. Oh here come the ticket inspectors, tickets at the ready… “You have not validated ticket, you must pay fine” Sorry, what? I don’t actually know what part…

Read More Read More

Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

What was once a bleek empty space beside the M-Shed, is now a bustling Millennial Village. With its quirky menus and uber cool restaurants housed in cargo containers, here’s five reasons to visit Bristol’s newest harbourside development – wapping wharf. Battered Halloumi at Salt & Malt With almost everything being slathered in batter and deep fried these days, battered halloumi is on the better end of these battered experiments. It really doesn’t need much of an introduction. It does what it…

Read More Read More

How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

First popularised by Portugal’s Ágitagueda Urban Art and Music Festival, the Umbrella Sky Project has been a worldwide phenomenon with hundreds of umbrellas being suspended in all corners of the globe. Back for it’s second year, Bath once again hosts the installation with a thousand umbrellas gracing St Lawrence Street mirrored by artificial lawns and flowering telephone boxes. Visitors departing Bath Spa Train Station need only walk a few paces before the spectacle appears before them. Visitors should head in…

Read More Read More

The Afternoon Tea Bus Tour with B Bakery

The Afternoon Tea Bus Tour with B Bakery

I actually have my beautiful Mum to thank for this one, since her search for a cool surprise for an upcoming trip to London resulted in finding the BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. At the time of booking this was a completely new experience, meaning an introductory price. While the price has increased since then, I still think it’s worth the money. I’ll be the first to admit that often what seems like a game changing experience is let down…

Read More Read More