Exploring Oxford 

Could this be our final day touring the UK?  As we made our way back to London after two nights in the countryside we spent the morning exploring Oxford. We were over awed by the architecture and have bookmarked this beautiful city for a deeper exploration one day. 9 days in and this was our […]

A short Bath and The Cotswolds 

We took two days to leave the hustle and bustle of London and experience a bit of English country life. Shopping in Central Bath A quiet street A not so quiet street Bath Abbey Our Cotswolds tour guides, Mike and Jenny Bridge over River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water The village of Burford Royeishonline.co.za/travel

One final look at London 

We had breakfast on the 35th floor Sky Garden of the ‘Walkie Talkie’. Our host, guide and temporary mom then took as for for a walk along the Thames for one last look at London. Sky garden  Breakfast  London views West towards St Paul’s  East towards Tower Bridge  Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s in the […]


No catchy title here. Nikki’s birthday present… A full day spent watching and experiencing Wimbledon  We’re off  Wimbledon station After some series VIP treatment we’re in First stop Court 18 Then to our seats on Court 1 @sport24 I have 100s of these  It’s safe to say we stayed for as long as we could.  […]

The Olde and the new

Day 5 It was a tough day to plan, wanting to do so much, in different parts of the city. One thing we didn’t want to miss while in London was the changing of the guards.  This requires you to write-off a large chunk of the morning, as you need to arrive early so you […]

The strength of the English 

Day  4 We experienced moments in history where the English people pulled together in moments of adversity.  Kensington Palace gates. Messages and flowers placed for Lady Diana’s birthday on the 1st July  White garden commemorating 20 years since her death.  Kensington Palace  Children playing in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain The obligatory ice-cream […]

London’s Cathedrals

Day 3 It’s all in the photo. The Thames, Elizabeth Tower (with Big Ben), Houses of Parliament  and Westminster Abbey…oh and Nikki   Westminster Abbey  Lunch in the Abbey garden  Central Methodist Church… And some red busses as confirmation that we are indeed in London  Nikki continues her ice-cream binge Cruising the Thames  St Paul’s […]

We’re tourists – Seeing the tourist hotspots in London.

Day 2 Wow, what a wonderful day! It was time to experience London, somethig we had been planning for so long! We walked down to Surbiton Station and caught our first train to Waterloo. Experienced the Underground too! We started at Leicester Square where we made our way to the Golden Tours Hop On/off bus. […]

Cape Town to London 

We’re on our way. In theory a 5pm flight to Europe is perfect you get a full day to pack, ‘supper’ on the plane and a good night’s sleep… Unless you don’t sleep. The 10 hour flight to Istanbul was smooth and not too long. For us newbies Ataturk airport was quite an experience.  It’s […]