National Tree Week

Apparently, last week was national tree week - who knew? Mind you, we have all sorts of 'national weeks' ('national talk like a pirate' week is one of my favourites!) so why not one for trees? Skipping through twitter, I found loads of posts on trees and it got me thinking about the most beautiful … Continue reading National Tree Week

A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Banff's sulphur hot springs stink. There's no getting away from it, the smell of sulphur is everywhere and it reeks. As soon as we pulled up in the car park, the smell invaded everything and it smelt like rotten eggs. Still, we'd never visited hot springs before, and as the saying goes, try everything at … Continue reading A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Would you like my window seat?

We are 36,000ft in the air and the announcement comes over the tannoy: “Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out to the left side of the aircraft, there is a brilliant view of the Austrian Alps”. I’m that person on a plane who is happy to give up their window seat. It’s not that I … Continue reading Would you like my window seat?

Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?

Standing on a narrow wooden walkway, inches above a fast-flowing roar of water, my heart was pounding. There were no barriers and no safety rails. A small hand rail ran round some sections of the walkway, but disappeared at various points around the trail. This was Plitvice Lakes. A national park in Croatia, around 3 … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?