We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia, whilst in Edinburgh. Jane’s dad sailed on the ship a number of times and it was fascinating to see how he and the other members of the crew lived and worked. We can see why it’s been voted Scotland Visitor Attraction of the Year by VisitScotland. Have a look … More Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK
We visited The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Elements of the attraction have recently been revamped and we were really impressed. Fun, informative and friendly. Have a look at our video review: Further Information We experienced the Gold Tour, which included membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society and a tasting … More Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK
If you’ve been to Venice, or seen pictures of it, you’ll know it’s a city of little islands in a lagoon within the Adriatic Sea. Most people get around by boat, along a network of waterways leading off from the magnificent Grand Canal. While many are privately owned, sharing their routes with freight-carrying craft, the … More Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat
Jane and I have just got back from a five night break, split between Verona, which was new to both of us, and Venice, which I have long contended is my favourite city in the world. Jane hadn’t been there before and I was a bit concerned that my overwhelming enthusiasm for the place was … More Five reasons why Venice is my favourite city
Introduction: Time of year: March, 2017 Purpose of trip: We visited Venice as the second half of a two-city Italian spring break. Why we chose this place: We had stayed at the luxurious and historic Corte Realdi development in Verona and were given the opportunity to try out one of their self-catering apartments in Venice. How long … More Corte Realdi Suites Venezia, Venice, Italy
A comprehensive review of Cinque Rooms in Verona by the 2emptynesters – Nigel and Jane. … More Review: Cinque Rooms, Verona, Italy
Introduction: Time of year: March, 2017 Purpose of trip: We love Italy, had both wanted to visit Verona, and so decided to create a two-centre Italian city break for a few days. Why we chose this place: Corte Realdi is ideally located to stroll around the city centre and explore its pretty backstreets and squares. … More Review: Corte Realdi, Verona, Italy
Don’t worry. This is still a travel post. It’s just that you find us in Verona. And it’s been mentioned more than once that this is a romantic city. So it got me thinking about what makes a place romantic and, more broadly, what is this romance thing anyway? I freely admit to being a contrary … More What is romance?
Introduction: Time of year: March 2017 Purpose of trip: We don’t need an excuse to visit the Cotswolds as we love the area, but this was one of a series of weekend visits to research a possible property purchase. Why we chose this place: Eynsham Hall describes itself as “one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses” and … More Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK
With apologies to Helen Fielding. And Bridget Jones 😉 Thursday, February 2nd: Summary: Weight: not known. Officially (c’mon…) still in ‘post Christmas-scoffing’ phase. So, for both of us, still a ‘work-in-progress‘, if you will. (In the same way that a woman might be forgiven for saying she’s still carrying her baby-weight…when the infant starts … More No time for calorie-counting on this 24 hour Viennese whirl.