How do you know when autumn’s arrived? For me, it’s finding a pile of shiny brown conkers every time I empty my children’s trouser pockets, it’s that wonderful crunching, rustling sound of walking through fallen leaves and it’s about curling up in front of the fires in our home. It’s also about dreaming of faraway places and adding yet more places to my… View Post

Do you dream of a Greek island that’s low-key and laid back, where life goes on at such a slow pace that you can’t help but be swept up into ‘Greek Maybe Time’? Are you looking for the real Greece where time seems to have stood still for the last fifty years, where the men play backgammon in the village… View Post

The trouble with writing about travel is that you’re always dreaming about the next trip. I felt so inspired just reading through all the wonderful posts from last week’s first Faraway Files. We were delighted with how many of you linked up and all the lovely comments and support we’ve had. Thank you so much to everybody who linked up. We… View Post

If you want to impress your kids, Windsor Castle really has it all: it’s a castle but also a royal palace; you can see a sword covered in diamonds, a gigantic dolls’ house, suits of armour and marching soldiers. What more do you need for the perfect day out – with or without the kids? Windsor Castle is the oldest and… View Post

I’m delighted to welcome you to Faraway Files, a new weekly travel link-up hosted by me, Katy at Untold Morsels and Erin at Oregon Girl around the World. Katy is an Australian from Melbourne who now lives in London. Her blog, Untold Morsels, is the place to go to find out about great local food markets and where to get… View Post