It has been a year since my Granny passed away. To commemorate this, our family took a trip to Kew Gardens. This was a favourite place for both my grandparents who were keen gardeners.
A return visit to the Limburg region of the Netherlands and the Northern Westphalia area of Germany.
Very rarely do I return to a country I have already visited but Norway is different. It is definitely my all time favourite country I have visited (so far) and will continue to visit in the future.
Of all the countries I've visited, the Scandinavian nations are by far and away my favourite. I'm a fan of colder climates and having already visited Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark; the somewhat obscure allure of the Faroe Islands seemed to be the sensible choice for my next destination.
Scotland will always be a special place for me. I spent many holidays and Christmases in and around Edinburgh, visiting grandparents and family and I still visit every couple of years. It holds a great amount of nostalgia for me and I still see the city as a unique and beautiful place to visit.
To celebrate mine and Nadine's 30th Birthdays we booked a long haul, activity packed trip to Banff National Park, Alberta. The trip would centre around visiting the world famous ski resorts in the area and be supplemented with a range of other outdoor winter activities.
About an hour from Ealing is Oxford - famed for its impressive university buildings. The area has a notably different vibe to that of your typical university town and understandably so, its home to some of the world's most intelligent minds.