Category Archives: Travel

On a recent summery weekend day, when I found myself in London passportless (see last post) and with my friends scattered abroad on holidays, I went on a little solo adventure. My destination was Burghley House – one of the great Elizabethan stately homes. But some thirty minutes after getting off the train, I’d fallen […]

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Prologue: Several moons ago, when I was a younger lass with big travel dreams, I got to talking with a former boss about his travels. Not only was he the go-to person for restaurant recommendations in Brussels, but he had great taste in hotels. He did not skim the surface when he travelled, but really tried to get […]

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Being a travel blogger is both a blessing and a curse. Why, you ask? I’ve resorted to making a list of travel blogger problems: Crushingly consistent wanderlust A travel wish list as long as the world’s longest book But the list is really just in your head so it gets crowded in there… Talking about […]

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This is a post about perfume that begins with a story about the ballet: I trained classically until I was in university and to this day, few things get my heart going as much as seeing the maestro’s wand go up, the curtain rise and the first point shoe peak out on stage. (We won’t delve into […]

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This post is going to clearly indicate my age. Rewind a fair few moons ago and you would find new-to-Europe Jessica: in Paris, fresh with a French-English dictionary, an A-Z guide to town and a pocket full of travellers cheques. I arrived in Paris the year that the euro was introduced so its fair to […]

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