Waking up in our cosy safari lodge, at The Gathering, was just lovely. There’s something so exciting about staying somewhere totally unique and completely different from normal day-to-day life. Especially after a long day exploring the Peak District. After all, that’s what makes a microgap so much fun…trying out totally new and exciting experiences. Now, … Continue Reading

I slept like a log after our amazing day, yesterday, exploring the Peak District (which, you can read here). As my alarm went off, I caught the faintest smell of breakfast being prepared in the dining room downstairs. Within a matter of minutes, I plonked myself right at the table awaiting my food. I’m not … Continue Reading

Ever since I was little, I’d always loved heading to the properly beautiful rural spots that are dotted around England. It’s always been such an adventure to me. Over the years, as I’ve grown ‘longer in the tooth’, I’ve been able to visit so many more of these stunning spots in England… but one was … Continue Reading

Devon is a pretty incredible area of England to explore. It’s one of those counties that’s sometimes bypassed in lieu of its big sister Cornwall, but definitely shouldn’t be. Honestly, there’s just so many amazing reasons to visit and some of the best things to do in North Devon definitely shouldn’t be missed. In the … Continue Reading

Yeah, us Brits might be better known for our cups and tea, but trust me when I say; there’s a real coffee culture in London that’s well worth dipping into.  It doesn’t matter which of the areas of the city you visit, I’m almost certain you’ll find some of the best coffee in London. Best … Continue Reading

The Cotswolds is still one of my favourite areas in England to explore! Imagine, rolling green hills, quaint little villages and a huge amount of history. There are so many places in the Cotswolds that you’ll almost be spoilt for choice. And you know what, that’s what I love most – there’s a surprise around … Continue Reading

Walking through the Valley of the rocks really does help you work up quite the appetite and so with that, we headed over to the pretty little village of Dunster for dinner at Reeves. The original plan had been just to find a place to park and hot-foot it to the restaurant but once we … Continue Reading

After our day as beekeepers in Devon (still fascinated by those little critters), we headed out the very next morning (post-breakfast) to explore even more of Devon. The whole idea of the Microgap, after all, is more than just trying out your hands on a new hobby (albeit in small bite-size travel chunks – like … Continue Reading

The United Kingdom has a whole heap of gorgeous towns, sleepy little villages and vibrant cities to explore! Yeah, I know I’m biased (being a Brit myself) but there’s so much to see across our beautiful islands. From sunny spots in the south of England to ancient villages that have stood for over a thousand … Continue Reading

Devon is one of those quintessential places in England that is a constant reminder of why it’s important to venture out of London (or other equally popular English cities) and venture out to see more. The trains are pretty good across the UK as a whole – yes, I know services can be delayed from … Continue Reading

London is an epic city! Now, yes – I know I’m always biased (being a Londoner) but our city is totally amazing. We really do have a whole heap of the best neighbourhoods in London… which, I’m sure you’ll love. Honestly, with all their diversity, culture and history, there’s every reason why you’ll find some best … Continue Reading

I’m not even going to start by explaining how obsessed with castles and palaces I am. Considering the last few posts on here, I kinda feel like this is a given now. Visiting a palace or castle that once upon a time had royalty living in it is one thing but getting to visit one … Continue Reading

It might sound cheesy, but I have a very deep and real appreciation for London at Christmas. The winter chill, lashings of mulled wine (at the city’s markets) and, of course, the London Christmas markets that are dotted all around. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying central or venturing to some of the other neighbourhoods, there’s … Continue Reading

Hands-down, London is one of our favourite cities in all the world… not least because it is home! Now, in my opinion, one of the best things about our city is the amount of history hiding around every corner. The same goes for palaces in London – there’s just so many to explore. Obviously, if it’s your … Continue Reading