Sintra is stunning and charming but your leg muscles may find it alarming

Everyone said you must go to Sintra – so I did and everyone was right. It is only a 40 minute train journey from Lisbon, has over ten national monuments, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is truly stunning.  With so much to see I opted to stay for a couple of nights, too … More Sintra is stunning and charming but your leg muscles may find it alarming

Niche Museums – I’ve started a favourites list

  I love a museum and am particularly partial to ones dedicated to a specialist interest, so I was suitably intrigued and enthusiastic when I heard about the National Coach Museum in Lisbon.  A museum dedicated solely to state and promenade vehicles from the 16th to the 19th centuries – now, you’re just spoiling me!  I … More Niche Museums – I’ve started a favourites list

“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you” – Mr Darcy

I’ve been traipsing the local dales in the Peak District like a Jane Austen heroine but have yet to bump into any dark handsome gentlemen on any of my walks.  This is where Mr Darcy lived in Pride and Prejudice, hence the title quote and my desire for a romantic “meet cute”, which alas has so … More “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you” – Mr Darcy