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Tilly Horseman

Top 17 Travel Experiences of 2017

Looking back at 2017, I’ve had some amazing experiences and been to some incredible places. My plans may have had to change a bit from my original hopes for the year and from February onwards I had to stay in my home country, but all that has meant is I’ve gotten to discover more great things about the…

Ill Health Hasn’t Stopped Me Travelling: My Summer of English Travel

I can’t believe that it’s Christmas already. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was just starting my Christmas shopping (and I start early in the year, lol) Now the big day has been and gone, I can’t help but think: Where has the year gone? And where has Travel Junkie Girl been? I don…

A Sombre but Beautiful Return Trip to Derby, England

It was this time last year when I first visited the city of Derby, one of Britain’s smaller cities, situated in the English Midlands. It’s also in my opinion the most underrated British city, with many not even considering it a city but rather a large town. As a non-local, you really don’t see or hear…

The Great Things You’ll Discover on a Walking Tour in Liverpool

I confess I’d never done an official walking tour, having shunned them in favour of my own walking itineraries based on research before visiting a place and suggestions from guide books. When you do your own walks you can go at your own pace and detour off the route when you see anything that intrigues, something you cannot do…

Visit The Best Farm Shop in Cheshire: The Hollies

The Hollies… the Hollies…the Hollies! I’d heard of this famed place from the lips of several friends over the years, but not living that close to it although in the same county, I’d never been. Then this year I ended up driving past the original Hollies at Little Budworth twice when I went to explore…

Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall, County Durham

One of my first go-to plans for celebrating a birthday is afternoon tea! So when it comes to a joint celebration of my own and my mother-in-law’s (just a couple of weeks apart) it calls for something special. At some point around our birthdays I usually end up in Hartlepool (where my husband’s family lives…

A Stroll Through St James’s Park, London

Of all the parks in central London, I think St James’s is my favourite. Often on one of my walking routes round the city, I find myself walking through St James’s Park, (probably every other time I visit London.) In fact I don’t think I’ve ever walked up the Mall due to the park enticing me…

Those Little Specks of Red in the Maltese Landscape

Walking round anywhere in Malta and you’ll see constant reminders of the fact the country was once ruled by the British for a considerable period of history. When you come to plug in your phone charger or hair dryer, and realise you don’t need that European travel adaptor… you know – that one you rather annoyingly forgot so…

Impressions of Malta

Cast from your mind the image of sun-seeking beach holidays. I’m here to create a different impression of this sun-trap in the Mediterranean. Historic pride with a mix of cultures and beautiful cities – this is the Malta I found back in January. Despite the puzzled looks on friends’ faces querying why you’d visit Malta at this…

Visiting the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Set deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, you’ll find a children’s paradise, not just because of the ice cream on offer, but because the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is actually one massive play zone, no scrap that, it’s practically a theme park! As a bid to explore more of the county in which I live…

Bat Out Of Hell, The Musical: Review

Rev that engine, kick back and prepare for an epic ‘edge-of-your-seat’ spectacular! Bat Out Of Hell has swooped in to Manchester for 6 weeks of gripping high octane adventure! And I got to partake on opening night! Now half way through the run, there’s still several weeks for you to catch this epic show (as due…

Tarporley: The Heart of Rural Cheshire

Last month I announced that I wanted to see more of the county in which I live in the UK. As a group, travel bloggers generally ignore what’s on our doorsteps in favour of foreign climbs and bucket list entries, when there’s bound to be some special places closer to home, if we just explored more in our…