Nov 15 2023
“By the end of this tour you will have walked 800m, climbed 250 steps and seen around 5% of the building”.
Such are the closing words of our guide at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, illustrating clearly that we have only scratched the surface of this mammoth structure. Covering three hundred and sixty-five thousand…
Jun 06 2023The High Coast of Sweden - why to visit and what to do for an accessible adventure
May 06 2023
I was delighted recently to be asked to contribute an article to the May issue of Lifestyle magazine. This is published on behalf of Motability and is distributed to around 640,000 people around the UK. The magazine deals with all manner of disability issues and the piece I wrote was for a special…
Mar 14 2023
Molly has always had a thing about Paris. She even had a Paris themed birthday one year. So much so in fact, that it was a long-standing promise that I would take her for a girlie weekend away when she finished her GCSE’s. Just her and me for a long weekend. It was going to be utter heaven. Or would…
Mar 07 2023
So how does Copenhagen rate for the wheelchair user? The first thing I noticed when getting off the train in Copenhagen was how flat everywhere was. Not in terms of hills but in terms of pavements. Having spent previous travels manoeuvring wheelchairs up two-foot kerbs and along jungle paths this was a welcome and refreshing…
Oct 24 2022
There is a saying in the Cambridge English dictionary that all roads lead to Rome. It essentially means that all methods lead to the same point in the end. It is also the name of an episode of Doctor Who, but I digress. In Tirana, it certainly feels as though all roads lead to Skanderbeg Square. The square is…
Oct 07 2022
Our first family trip overseas since the start of the pandemic generated huge amounts of discussion. After an arid two years as far as travel was concerned, there were so many things to consider. Would we still be able to just pack a bag and go as we had previously or would the sudden rush of people…
Oct 28 2019
If you are a real history buff you will already know about Gdansk. Formerly known as Danzig, this unassuming city on Poland’s Baltic Coast has played host to many of the most momentous moments of the twentieth century.
Think back to news footage – the grainy reels showing soldiers going off to war, contrasted against propaganda recordings…
Oct 16 2019
Arriving in Gdansk is like pitching up in a perfectly stylised idea of sixteenth century Amsterdam in Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”. Ice cream coloured buildings line the streets of Ul. Dluga, the main street in the Old Town which runs from Upland Gate to Green Gate.
The buildings are almost architectural representations of the famous ‘lody’ or…
Apr 12 2017
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma was built over many hundreds of years, beginning with King James I of Aragon in 1229 but not actually finished until 1691. While on our recent family trip to Palma, we decided to go and have a look at this stunning cathedral that dominates the old town and…