Three Weeks in Berlin

Despite my fear of flying, I managed eight flights (seven of them solo) in 2017, ranging from three to fourteen hours in the air. This was a huge feat for me, as I always have anxious plane-related dreams months leading up to boarding a flight. If you’ve read my posts Learning a language and sticking […]

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A Day Out in Lewes

For ages I’d wanted to visit the beautiful, historic town of Lewes, nestled in the hills of East Sussex. In December I got my chance. Its character and buildings are timeless reminders of England in the Middle Ages, with its own medieval castle. No-one does Bonfire Night on 5th November better than the people of […]

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A Day Out in Arundel

Arundel Castle towers above the quintessential historic town. The narrow streets feature row upon row of houses, small shops, cosy pubs and cafes. I went last summer during the heatwave, and Arundel was full of life.

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Travel Bucket List

There are so many places that I want to visit and blog about. Some are just places in general, and others are specific locations. Here’s my bucket list for inspiration, and a check list for me to gradually tick off. Munich, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands. Going next year! Cyprus. Also going next year! The Western Front, […]

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Learning a language and sticking with it

Last year I started learning German. Studying German history in school inspired me to become a historian, and to learn to read and speak the language. I wanted to read and interpret archives without needing a translator.  Visiting Germany was at the top of my wish list. I was desperate to see the historical buildings, […]

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