Christmas

What really matters at Christmas time?

lmage Credit If you’re familiar with my content, you would know that squeezing the best out of life and always trying to take the thoughtful option is something I pride myself on. This is an attitude that is far and above worth subscribing to, no matter how you live your life. Cutting to the heart of what really matters and building our lives around that can be one...

Time To Book Your Stress-Free Christmas Trip With The Family

A lot of families travel to be together around Christmas time. If your relatives live far away, you might need to plan your trip carefully to avoid the traditional holiday stress. Indeed, with a lot of vehicles on the road, it’s fair to say that the journey is going to be challenging. However, if you’re going to make the most of your time with your family, you need...

Crossing borders: England to Northern Ireland with the Travelling Snowman

Since the beginning of this blog, and my subsequent travels, I have not spent a Christmas at home in three years. My last Christmas was in 2011; prior to travelling to New Zealand. This year, I am home, with my family and friends, and it is lovely. About four years ago, the UK had some of the largest dumping of snow in years, and as usual, the country was not...

Christmas in Tasmania, Australia

Christmas in Tasmania, Australia

Last Christmas was my first Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere. It was something I wanted to experience for a long time. I had visions of everyone going to the beach en mass, with their BBQs, sun hats, buckets and spades and having a right big party. However, this was a pretty big stereotype, along with the thoughts that in Australia and New Zealand, they bask in...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: a return journey to Northern Ireland

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: a return journey to Northern Ireland

How do you get from London to Belfast? Normally, a one hour flight. Not this time … Not all travel experiences are good ones. Some people envisage travel as being perfect weather, great photos and friendly people; this is not so, and if it was it would make for a boring time travelling. Some experiences, although bad at the time help you in the future as you...

Christmas when you travel: A Kiwi Christmas

Christmas when you travel: A Kiwi Christmas

Christmas Eve at home in Northern Ireland is usually a fairly manic day were we rush around picking up last minute things for our Christmas dinner, and extra presents. We are often wrapped up toasty warm, it is dark at 3pm and there are Christmas carols being played over a PA system in town. It really feels like Christmas … or I guess, the Christmas that I have...

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