After spending 4 days in the Mount Fuji area, we travelled via shinkansen to Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan. The city has a wealth of shrines and temples as well as old fashioned small wooden Japanese buildings. We did a variety of activities in Kyoto and maybe felt like we could have spent a few extra days in the area.
Tokyo – Japan
Finally, after 3 years of waiting we were able to take our dream trip to Japan. Postponed since April 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic and with Japan being one of the last countries to fully open its borders for tourism all I can say is it was really worth the wait!
Chamonix – Alps, France
In the October half term I took a solo trip to Chamonix in the French Alps. I needed to get into the mountains at this time.
Isle of Skye, West Highlands – Scotland
I needed a holiday so, so badly. After a tough half term at school I tentatively booked 5 days on Skye. This is a trip I had planned for the same time last year when my plans were scuppered by a broken collarbone and subsequent shoulder surgery.
Kew Gardens – London, UK
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.
Hanwell Zoo – Ealing, London
Despite having lived in Ealing for over 2 years now, I am still discovering local areas and attractions.
The Living Rainforest – Newbury, Berkshire
I woke up early on Sunday for a 'risk assessment' visit to The Living Rainforest for a science school trip I am planning to take some of my pupils on. It was also a chance for me to get some photos of some exotic animals and plants.
Oslo to Bergen – Norway
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.
Ealing Half Marathon 2018
Unfortunately I didn't enter the Ealing Half this year, I could have but I've got this thing... I couldn't be bothered. The event is always well organised and I used the race as an opportunity to try out my brand new camera.
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.