Val Thorens

Having truly caught the wanderlust bug after two terms driving around the UK, last week I finally had the chance to explore further afield. After years of not being able┬áto go skiing due… Continue reading


Cardiff was yet another city full of surprises; sunshine, super modern developments and a very extravagant castle. Despite a minibus issue which kept me away from the fun for most of the first… Continue reading


February has been my favourite month so far. Sure it doesn’t have much competition, but there has just been so much going on! Having a number of lovely colleagues help me out has… Continue reading

RSC Stratford (again)

I have come to the conclusion that Stratford-upon-Avon would be a good place for me to retire. Having been here a few months ago I decided to skip the historic houses and spend… Continue reading


Normally with a few tweaks to contrast and brightness I am pretty happy with my amateur photography, however Edinburgh was the first city where I do not think I took a single photo… Continue reading


A new term means new trips. Deciding that students would be as tired and skint as the rest of us we started off easy with a day out in Birmingham. Despite only being… Continue reading

Twas the season…

December always has and always will be my favourite time of year. When I was little this decision was based mostly on the fact that it included my birthday and Christmas, but now… Continue reading

A Crafty Weekend

With term having ended and the students having gone home, this weekend was travel free and blissfully empty! As well as being productive doing sensible things like packing and cleaning, I finally got… Continue reading


So the last trip this term (and also my birthday trip) was Oxford, and there could not have been a better place to get fully in the Christmas mood! It seemed like there… Continue reading

Newcastle & Durham

The whole term, Newcastle was the trip that I had been dreading, mostly because it was the furthest away and therefore the longest drive, however it turned out to be one of the… Continue reading