Buckingham Palace What to See and Do

Visiting Buckingham Palace is an integral part of any sightseeing tour of London, whether you are able to visit the State Rooms or you simply stand in awe at the gates gazing at this incredible property. I’ve toured the State Rooms many times, including three of the special private tours that are occasionally available, and there is always something Read More…

A Birds Eye View of London – The London Eye

It took the promise of not just one but two glasses of champagne to get me to ride the London Eye for the first time. Convinced that it was nothing more than an overgrown Ferris wheel, I was seriously nervous –  despite the reassuring reports I heard from family and friends. If I was going Read More…

A Weekend in Berlin

Not long ago, my husband had to be in Berlin for business and I had the chance to come along. So I bought a ticket on the same plane and we headed off together. Our hotel was in Liezenburger Strasse, just off the lower part of Kurfürstendamm, a wide boulevard lined with shops, restaurants and Read More…

The English Market Cork Ireland

When you step into The English Market in Cork, you might not immediately realise just how historic it is. Although the current building was erected in the mid 19th century, there has been a market here since 1788. In fact, so famous is this iconic market that Queen Elizabeth visited here during her historic State Visit to Ireland in Read More…