Japan: 8: National Treasure

Our day in Himeji started with what is probably it's most visited attraction, Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is the famous white castle and is the only Japanese castle to survive the Second World War. As a result it is deemed a national treasure and so it was be rude not to visit, right? Josh and …

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A Winter’s Trip to Birmingham

Last weekend my sister and I took a trip to Birmingham to visit the Frankfurt Christmas Market. It's the biggest German Christmas market outside of Germany and we'd heard lots of good things. As my sister is living much closer to the Midlands now, we decided to take a trip. It took us about an …

Japan: 5: Crows and Peaches

I was eager to explore Okayama, so I had an early start. After going to the tourist information centre, and being told to get a bus, which I promptly ignored, I walked to Okayama Castle. I love European castles and was looking forward to seeing Japanese castles. Okayama Castle wasn't as far away as I'd …

Creepy Travels – Edinburgh

I loved Edinburgh. It's a fun, creative, lively city, but it also has a not-so-hidden creepy side. Borthwick Castle-Borthwick Castle is a castle just outside of central Edinburgh. It's now an opulent hotel but is rumoured to be haunted... Mercat Tour-I know I always recommend a tour, but this one was fantastic. In every tour …

Writing Update #13: Ends and Beginnings

The Untitled Parisian Project is finished! Or, at least, it's finished enough to be made. During the last edit, I realised most of my notes were purely notes that I would make to change the mise-en-scene of a scene during filming, and so I'm taking that as a sign that it's finished. It's taken me …

My Travel Experience Bucket List

As every traveller has, there are certain places I want to explore or things I want to do that are slightly different from other people's. However, I also have a lot of bucket list experiences I want to do, which aren't necessarily destinations. Here are a few of mine, what are yours? Visit every Disney …

Happy Birthday Phoebe and Einstein!

(Okay, so it's not their actual birthdays today but we don't know when their real birthdays are so this is the best we can do.) Today is the first anniversary of when we adopted Phoebe and Einstein! They've improved so much in this year; Phoebe is so adventurous now and slightly less aloof, while Einstein's …