Amsterdam Eateries

Amsterdam Eateries

Hello, my little lightbulbs! How are we doing?  In my last post, I told you about my recent trip to Amsterdam. I also, in that post, promised to tell you more about a few of the places I decided to eat in during my short two-night stay! I’m big into my cafes, and finding good [...]

Amsterdam in Autumn

Amsterdam in Autumn

Before moving back to the UK from Japan in 2020, one of the ways that I consoled myself was by promising to visit some countries in Europe. I hadn't done much travelling in Europe and it was a good way to keep my independent and adventurous streak alive and in touch. However, I, like most [...]

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle

Last Sunday I headed out to Beeston Castle with the famalam. My work-life balance has been absolutely shocking lately and it was absolutely essential for me to get out and not think about teaching and lesson plans for a while. With my Tudor Gothic module coming to an end, I was craving some Gothic vibes; [...]

Quite the Hoot? My Trip to Yufuin’s Owl Forest

Quite the Hoot? My Trip to Yufuin’s Owl Forest

White pythons dwelling in castles, monkey mountains and now… owls!? That trip to Beppu was certainly animal-orientated! On our way home from Beppu we stopped off in the small onsen town of Yufuin. This town is often preferred by travellers when compared to its...less...polished neighbour (but I prefer the raffishness of Beppu). For me, Yufuin [...]