Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) wore a fetching Fair Isle scarf in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, released in 2009. It has since become a bestselling success in VisitScotland iCentres across Scotland. Four year old Leah Murphy from Fife … Continue reading Did you know…a scarf from a Harry Potter film is now a bestseller in Scotland
Seedy Sunday is the UK’s biggest community seed swap. It takes place every February in Brighton and Hove and this year it is on February 5th from 10.30am to 4pm It has its roots (couldn’t resist) in a 2001 holiday … Continue reading Seedy Sunday in Brighton
The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, better known as the Prince Regent. It is a fantasy of a building mixing the height of Regency grandeur with the visual … Continue reading Brighton: the Royal Pavilion is free today
This is an unusual query – and probably a very long shot – but I’ve just heard that a documentary is being made about the thousands of Royal Air Force cadets that were sent to America for pilot training in … Continue reading Have you got a RAF veteran in your family?
S.M.A.R.T is a goal oriented strategy that has been around since the 1980s. I don’t know if it works for every activity but it does seem good for most. SMART stands for: S = specific. Don’t be vague and put … Continue reading Setting your own SMART goal could make for a happy new year (and you don’t have to tell)
Nick & Dariece, a 30-something adventure-loving, wine-drinking, culture-seeking couple from Canada write a fascinating travel blog called GOATS ON THE ROAD. Here is an extract from a really useful article they published recently on how not to be ripped off … Continue reading How not to be ripped off by Taxi Drivers
Every year Brighton marks the Winter Solstice on December 21st with an unique festival of light and art. Around 2000 people parade through the city with extraordinary white lanterns made from tissue paper and willow canes. At the end the … Continue reading Brighton celebrates the shortest day of the year with Burning of the Clocks
If you’re making 2017 holiday plans you might want to put Finland on your list. It’s on mine since I met a Danish designer who has made her permanent home in Helsinki and become an enthusiastic banner-waver for her adopted … Continue reading Make friends with Moomins in Finland
By chance I watched Channel Four’s ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU last night and I’m mad that I missed the first series when it was broadcast in the summer. It is the kind of reality show with which we’ve all become … Continue reading This is the French Chateau I want to stay at…
Since Thursday November 10th 2016 many people need an eTA before flying to Canada. eTA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization and its purpose is to pre-screen visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to (or through) Canada by air. It’s caught a lot … Continue reading If you’re going to Canada there’s a new document you must have..