Recently, I’ve been thinking about how what we see and hear in the media shapes our real life. I wanted to apply this train of thought to travel and it naturally led to thinking about TV and the classic British soap operas that are available to us each evening.
What does Patagonia make you think of? The most southern city in the world? The last civilised place before the white hugeness of Antarctica? The nightmare of many sailors who tried to sail in the Cape Horn? Or simply the end of the world?
When we heard that the witty and brilliantly educational podcast Stuff You Should Know was coming to London, we bought our tickets straight away and think we were even in the first 20 to book. Just saying.
For our birthday this year we treated ourselves to a Michelin Star four course meal with wine at Restaurant Tristan; a fine dining venue based in a 15th century building in East Street, Horsham.
Travelling solo is daunting for anyone and as a woman whose travelled alone, there can be that extra bit of concern before you set off. I’ve learnt it’s all about being prepared and safe; pack a whistle and make sure your accommodation allows you to lock the door or has night porters (most are open …