Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney

First things first – Alderney is a pure fire gem. That much I know. Some 200-ish countries into my zany escapade around the world and it takes a lot to impress me now. But Alderney 🇬🇬 had it. It is an unbelievably satisfying place. From riding the country’s epic railway line, to nights on the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Sunday Lunch At The Blonde Hedgehog, Saint Anne, Alderney[…]

My Cosy Night In Shakespeare's Town: The Queen's Head, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

My Cosy Night In Shakespeare’s Town: The Queen’s Head, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

“Is this a dagger which I see before me?” – Macbeth. Years later than billed, far too late in my life I finally ended up in Shakespeare’s Town! Here I was in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. One aspect to backpacking in England that I enjoy is the traditionalness of it all. I love a good old style Read more about My Cosy Night In Shakespeare’s Town: The Queen’s Head, Stratford-upon-Avon, England[…]

Backpacking In The Canary Isles: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Backpacking In The Canary Islands: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

In July 2022, I finally arrived in The Canary Islands. This remote part of Spain is off the coast of Africa! The eight main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. If you look at the below map, it is weird Read more about Backpacking In The Canary Islands: My Stay At Alojamiento Playa Chica, Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura[…]

Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain's, Saint Martin

Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain’s, Saint Martin

“Good morning the captain” – Condor Ferries Captain (2009). July 2022 and Northern Ireland are playing at Euro 2022 – we end up playing a hat-trick of matches in Southampton. The thing is though, as an AFC Bournemouth fan I had never been that fond of Southampton as a city and as a result, during Read more about Backpacking In Guernsey: My Stay In The Captain’s, Saint Martin[…]

50 Years Later: My Sentimental Visit To The Sefton Hotel Where Mum and Dad Honeymooned in 1972

50 Years Later: My Sentimental Visit To The Sefton Hotel Where Mum and Dad Honeymooned in 1972

“Here’s to those who bore us; and made us what we are” – The Seahorses. It was meant to be, wasn’t it? Life was all a big circle. Here I was, 203 countries deep into my wacaday adventure around the world and I was finally in The Isle of Man!! This lesser ventured country is Read more about 50 Years Later: My Sentimental Visit To The Sefton Hotel Where Mum and Dad Honeymooned in 1972[…]

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔

Alderney was my sixth Channel Island to visit and I lined up some magical adventures here when I finally arrived in Saint Anne in July 2022. On the Saturday night, I headed from the capital city Saint Anne out to the countryside where I attended the intriguing Feast Over Fire experience with quirky, cleverly named Read more about Backpacking in Alderney: My Feast Over Fire With The Blonde Hedgehog at La Frette Farm 🟡🦔[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Bottom of Fort Tourgi (Platte Saline), Alderney

Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney

“Sometimes I gaze at an Alderney sunset” – Not The Kinks. My return to the Channel Islands in July 2022 meant my Alderney debut having previously enjoyed Sark and Herm in 2009 and Jersey a few times including a 2015 return to Saint Helier. I arrived on a flight with 12 other passengers into Alderney Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Prosecco Sunset At The Food Dude At The Bottom of Fort Tourgis (Platte Saline), Alderney[…]

Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Summer 2022 meant my first ever time to go backpacking in Alderney, itself quite staggering given that I sailed past this island over 50 times a brace of decades earlier and visited 200 countries before ticking this joyful island off. Back in 2009, whilst working on the Condor ferries routes, we’d often “do a Malo, Read more about Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne[…]