I’m writing this fresh from a digital detox in Cornwall, where Mr TBST and I went electricity-free and back to basics (if basic includes a flushing loo and plenty of prosecco) on a farm just outside Port Isaac. As I’ve … Continue reading
Stockholm came at just the right time – Grieving the end of Broadchurch, and with our honeymoon whizzing towards becoming a distant memory, a Scandi break was the perfect antidote for lethargy. We flew into Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport from London … Continue reading
I love my food. I mean, I really REALLY love my food. And I’m a vegetarian, which can be a bit tricky when travelling. Happily, I discovered heaps of special-diet-friendly menus in New Zealand (woohoo!), and I’d like to share some of my favourite … Continue reading
2016 was a whirlwind of confetti and spanx, and I’m now on a new adventure as a newlywed! Luckily Mr Bitesize Traveller shares my wanderlust, so I have a few more travel tales to tell. So here goes… lets catch up! Starting … Continue reading
I discovered this Shepherd’s Hut on the Canopy & Stars website (which probably deserves a post all of its own – I could spend hours gazing at the tree-houses on that site and it’s great when you’re in the mood for procrastinating!). West Town Farm, in Ide, is just an hour and a half from Bristol, and not only is the farm is the perfect backdrop for romance, the idyllic Shepherd’s Hut is pure bliss.
This place is the best of both worlds – secluded and peaceful, but with the bustling farm just two minutes’ walk away. The ‘bathroom’ hut with electric shower provided a touch of luxury, and the hand-delivered freshly cooked breakfasts gave me the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever eaten. Those eggs certainly came from happy hens! You get a real sense that the farm is a big part of the local community, and everyone is happy to show you around, or you can simply explore to your heart’s content.
And my birthday treat for The Boy – a Segway Rally through Haldon Forest. If you’ve never experienced Haldon Forest, it’s worth a visit, and while you’re there a Segway-ing is an absolute must. The beauty of the Segway is that pretty much anyone can ride one, there is very little falling off involved, and once you’ve mastered the balance you can feed the adrenaline junkie within you. Just as I considered trading in my car, I sadly discovered that Segways aren’t road-legal in the UK, so my commute isn’t about to get interesting.
If you’re ever in Ide (not a sentence I ever knew I’d use), I wholeheartedly recommend dinner at The Huntsman Inn. We loved this place! Great food, friendly team, and my personal favourite feature was a huge blackboard on the wall that listed the source of every ingredient on their menu, right down to the artichokes.
And if I know where my artichokes have come from, I can sleep easy in my Shepherd’s Hut.
A nod to the Welshman.
I fell a little bit in love with these gorgeous piglets.
Oh, look, it’s the Hut again, but this time she’s made it look rustic.
This post is a cheeky re-blog from my original Cocktails & Chutney blog… hope you enjoy!
I’ll be honest from the start… I won’t be returning to Milan. I didn’t enjoy our stay (and not just because The Boy dragged me to the San Siro), but admittedly the experience would have improved if we’d done our research! It’s not rocket science, but I hope this *slightly … Continue reading
Italy is my favourite place in the world. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than sipping prosecco on a sun-kissed terrace in Tuscany, or island-hopping on a crowded, sticky water-bus in Venice. It’s the stuff (my) dreams are made of! I’ve … Continue reading
Like a lot people, I’m quick to book cheap flights and get away on city breaks, but I’ve barely begun my discovery of the UK. This spring I decided to change that, and booked a few days near Portmeirion in … Continue reading
Welcome to my travel blog! If you love to explore, but take more gap weeks than gap years, this is the blog for you. I cram as much as possible into my time off, and I hope I can provide you with … Continue reading