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Walk: Southport to Ainsdale Sands

If you’re not lucky enough to live by the sea, I can imagine that you’d want to save your precious days off to visiting a coastal destination during the warmer summer months. But why should the summer months claim all our visits? On a beautifully bright winters day the coast can be at its most alluring with fabulous…

Autumn at Craig-y-nos Country Park

Autumn at Craig-y-nos Country Park   October arrived and the trees where I live were refusing to change colour. I wondered if autumn proper would ever arrive. Then the temperatures suddenly plummeted and the leaves decided to start changing very quickly and in lots of cases just fell off the branches missing that stage completely. I was very…

Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition at London’s Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern   Anticipation gives way to excitement before going to see any exhibition as all sorts of thoughts rush through my head. Which artworks are going to be on display? Just how big are my favourite paintings? Will they be as impressive as the images in my head? How will they be displayed? Will each…

Go Herdwick (Part 2): Keswick & Grasmere

Go Herdwick: Keswick & Grasmere I had such a ball on my first day sheep spotting in Lake District that it wasn’t long before I returned for round 2. By the end of both days, I’d found all the ewes on the trail bar those located on Windermere ferries: MV Teal and MV Swan and a couple that…

Travel Junkie Girl’s August Round-Up

August 2016 Round-Up My second month of blogging has been city break central with trips to UK cities Glasgow, London and Sheffield in addition to Derby at the end of July. I woke up in Glasgow on the 1st August ready for 3 solid days of city culture and boy was I surprised at how much there was to…

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail For many years, I’d heard people talk about the impressive waterfalls at Ingleton, and like many things in life once I’d finally experienced them for myself, I couldn’t believe I’d not walked the trail sooner. There is a well known trail to take in all the waterfalls in Ingleton. It is a…

Millennium Galleries: Sheffield

Millennium Galleries The Millennium Galleries in Sheffield are one of the three galleries that make up the Museums Sheffield Charity and a must on any Sheffield itinerary. On my visit last week, I spent a fair bit of time exploring the many small galleries that make up the museum and was impressed with the variety of exhibitions on and their…

A Sheffield Summer

Summer in Sheffield Sheffield in the summer is alive with fun and entertainment! I recently spent a day in the city and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sheffield by the Seaside For those who cannot get to the seaside, the seaside comes to the city! Taking over the Peace Gardens next to the Town Hall, Sheffield By the Seaside is on over…

Go Herdwick (Part 1): Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside

Go Herdwick: Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside Manchester had their cow parade in 2004… The pigs came to Bath in 2008… London had their buses in 2014/5…. And Sheffield is currently under invasion by a herd of elephants… But the best for me are the Lakeland Sheep! Welcome to Go Herdwick, a fun public art trail…

A Tour of Glasgow’s City Chambers

One of the best and free things to do in Glasgow is the tour of the City Chambers, home to Glasgow Council. The City Chambers building is one of the more notable pieces of architecture in the city, and certainly one of the most photographed buildings, standing proud on George Square. It has been the council’s municipal headquarters for…

Hop on the Glasgow Sightseeing Bus Tour

Over the years of travelling, I’ve done a number of sightseeing bus tours. I think it’s one of the best ways of seeing a city and getting a feel for a place, especially on one’s first visit. I’ve done tours in New York, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Bath and most recently in Liverpool and Paris this…

Travel Junkie Girl’s July Round-Up

July 2016 Round-Up   My first month of blogging has indeed been exciting. Continuing to indulge my thirst for arts, culture and heritage; I visited a variety of cultural establishments including castles, cathedrals, stately homes, museums and galleries. July started with a day out on the Wirral Peninsula, taking the Mersey Dazzle Ferry on a day explorer cruise, part…