Birthday Adventures with Travelodge Liverpool

On May the 5th it was my birthday (woohoo, celebrate good times c’mon!) and to celebrate I boarded the train up to the city of Liverpool to catch some rays, eat some fodder and partake in a few drinks to mark my 28th year. (I know, I don’t look that old do I… DO I?) On the Sunday I headed up to the city with bearded one for some much needed “me and him” time away from the kids (aka, the hairy hounds) and off to our home for a couple of nights, Travelodge Liverpool Central The Strand. Travelodge are…

Apartments in Venice

Accommodation in Venice or any new city can be quite a daunting task to book. When you’re going in blind you have little to no idea of the cities layout, what is within walking distance of the hotel, what the area is like… And I don’t even dare to start on the aesthetics of the inside of flea ridden looking hotels. I’ve played Tripadvisor Tinder more times than I can count and shuddered at images of half crumbling walls and dodgy looking bed covers accompanied by 1 star reviews followed by a plethora of exclamation points !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and DO NOT…

Citizen M Bankside | Review

An impromptu weekend to the capital LA LA LA LANDAN is always fun, especially when you manage to catch the weather when the sun is shining rather than having to battle along Oxford Street using your umbrella as a jousting weapon.   Dan and I headed down to the big smoke to do all of the “person from up norf in London” type things: a bit of a touristy tour around the monumental buildings, Ben’s big clock, Lizzie’s big house, that big fairground wheel and an aimless wander around Covent Garden feasting on Shake Shack and watching street performers in the sun.  Ah,…

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