BEDN – How Did It Go? Reflections

This month I took Elizabeth’s challenge. to Blog everyday in November (BEDN). I was reluctant at first as this is a very busy period for me and I wasn’t sure I can blog everyday. In fact I had to skip 2 days, but, as a whole, I would say it went great. I liked this […]

Blogging at Christmas

The Blog everyday in November challenge is almost over and I think I did pretty good, except for a couple of days when I was too busy to blog. I will write more about it tomorrow, in a roundup. Today the theme is Christmas and I want to share my blogging schedule for December and […]


I like seeing new towns and Derby was on my list for a while now. Hubby and I stopped there on a longer trip and we walked around. The town is beautiful. It has a lot of history and there are lots of things to see, but we were only passing through. Derby has catacombs, […]

15 things i learned as an expat in UK

15 things I learned as an expat in UK

Today marks the day I arrived as an expat in UK with a tired hubby from an almost 2,000 mile drive, our tired dog and a fully loaded car. It happened 4 years ago. I had no idea how my life would be like and it was the first time I’ve step foot on British […]

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Today I’m going to talk about Nostalgia, as it’s the theme for Blog everyday in November and it’s appropriate considering that tomorrow is my 4th anniversary since I moved to the UK. Nostalgia is “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past” according to the Oxford dictionary. It’s something I rarely […]

Sherwood forest

On Monday I’ve been to the Sherwood forest, home of Robin Hood and the Major Oak. It was cold, but the walk through the forest was lovely. When we arrived we saw lots of birds near the car park. There are bird feeding stations on almost all the posts of the fence and in the […]

Liverpool Christmas market

Liverpool is a great place to live in. For the last 4 years I lived in Liverpool and Wirral. There are so many interesting places and amazing events all year round. I was contacted by Travelodge and asked to talk about a hidden gem in Liverpool. I was delighted to get involved and talk about […]

Healthy Living: food, exercise and mental health

Yesterday I didn’t blog and I’m sorry I missed a topic on the blog everyday in November challenge. But today’s topic is Healthy Living. This is an important subject for me and I want to share my ideas. Healthy Living: Food We all know the things we eat can and most likely will affect our […]

National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall is a lovely manor house, closed in winter for conservation purposes. But the Hall houses the National Trust Museum of Childhood in the servants’ wing. It was open to the public when we visited it last week. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages. We found it fascinating and there […]

Homemade coffee body scrub

I don’t blog about beauty as I don’t think I have a lot to say about it. As today the topic for Blog everyday in November is “Beauty”, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to share my easy, cheap, home-made coffee body scrub. Years ago I saw that a celebrity was making a face […]