Exploring Cornwall: 5 things to in England’s southwest

Cornwall has been on my must visit list for many years. As well as my general love for all things associated with the sea and coastlines, I was an avid reader of Rosamunde Pilcher’s novels- most of which are set in Cornwall. When I finally visited the south western corner of England I was blown…

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Travel Budget: Cornwall

I absolutely loved my trip to Cornwall and can’t wait to go back and spend more time along England’s stunning southwest coast. The thing that surprised me most about the trip was just how beautiful beaches (especially Porthcurno) actually were. I can’t recommend this place of the world highly enough! If you are planning a…

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What happens when you take undeveloped film in checked luggage?

You get foggy film. The effect is much worse when undeveloped film is packed in checked luggage rather than carry on, as the X-ray intensity is much higher. The more times the film goes through the X-ray the more faded/washed out the images will be. If you do need to travel with undeveloped film then…

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Exploring Oxford on foot: 5 things to do in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford has been a place I’ve longed to visit for years- a city synonymous with excellence in education and research, in a beautiful and historic setting. Easily reached by train or bus from London, the city provides a perfect day trip or weekend getaway from the capital. Here are my favourite 5 things to do…

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London spring photo diary: exploring Chelsea and Kensington by foot

My first trip to London was in November. It was grey and dreary and my impression of England’s capital could generally be described as ‘blah’. Having returned in springtime for a quick weekend trip I was enchanted by the cherry blossoms and endless white and maroon Magnolia flowers adorning the conjoined houses of Chelsea and…

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Scotland Photo Diary

Nearly four years ago I spent 10 days in and around Edinburgh, mainly for a scientific conference and to visit research labs I thought I might like to work for. While I loved the old world feel of Scotland’s capital, it’s cobbled street charm and pretty greenery, I decided it was not the place for…

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