Christmas thoughts

Hello readers,  Miss W has been leading a frantic life recently… The details will be revealed in a few days, but in the meantime, she has some thoughts on the festive season.  I was brought up in an evangelical Christian environment, so Christmas was a big deal, on account of it being Jesus’ bday and … More Christmas thoughts


Hello out there, Miss W has been absent for nearly a month now. While she was away Miss W was busy taking weekend trips to see obscure maps (rest assured it was not Miss W’s idea to trek to Hereford to see the map -thanks husband!) she was almost starting to feel like this might have been … More Barcelona


This Christmas Miss W spent her holiday in France. Miss W’s auntie and uncle live in a small village in Normandy, where they run a B&B in a beautiful small château with stunning gardens. Miss W spent Christmas there and then went on to Paris for a night before going to Strasbourg and Colmar in … More France

Christmas Eve 

Miss W is in Normandy, France for Christmas and after a long drive is relaxing by an open fire just waiting for Santa/Papa Noël to come by tonight. She wishes you all a very peaceful and joyous Christmas wherever you are!   

Letter to Santa

When Mama W was 12 years old she found out that the Reis, the Three Kings that traditionally bring presents to kids in Spain on the 6th of January, or Epiphany, weren’t actually real and that presents were given by parents. She was gutted, and at that precise moment, while she was holding her new doll upside … More Letter to Santa


This past weekend I was in Copenhagen. In November I would generally rather take trips to a sunny clime like Nice in southern France, where I could swim in a warm hotel pool, but I decided to brave the fabled cold of Scandinavia and head off to Denmark. Miss W’s sister went to Copenhagen last … More Copenhagen 


Last week I was at a bit of a loose end as to what to do as I was only working at the weekend, so I looked at Megabus tickets and thought why not go to Holland? I have some good friends living in various parts of the country and so I let them know … More Holland