A little haven in my hometown

Is there a place you go to in your hometown to escape? Every summer, people from the cities come down literally by the coach load to flock to the beach. I’m not a massive fan of crowds nor cheap tacky attractions, such as the gaudy mini theme park I loved so much as a child, […]

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Amsterdam

The first thing I did in Amsterdam was nearly get hit by a bike. Shortly after arriving at the hotel, we stepped outside in search of food and after taking a few steps forward Am let out a panicked incoherent sentence which should have been “Rhiannon, you’re about to get mown down by a cyclist!” […]

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Amsterdam – tourist attractions, what’s worth the queue & what to avoid

I went to Amsterdam recently, and I did something that I would not usually do, and hit as many of the tourist attractions as possible. I tried and tested a whole bunch of stuff from a plethora of “Top 5 things to do in Amsterdam” and “Top 10 attractions” so that you don’t have to. […]

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Moving back to move forwards

So in case you weren’t aware of my plans, I’m going travelling. Not my usual month here or there, or a quick weekend trip. I’ve quit my job, I’ve just moved the last of my furniture out of the flat I’ve been living in for three years. I’m back with my parents and younger siblings […]

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Lemon & Lavender Cupcakes

Lemon & Lavender cupcakes…   Ok, I will be the first to admit I am not the next Great British Bake Off champion. I don’t bake often and I don’t tend to bother reading instructions so the consequences of my baking endeavours tend to be disastrous. So, this recipe is blindingly simple, if I can […]

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Lordington Lavender

It’s funny how a certain scent can take you back to a different place and time… A little while ago, on a sunny day in July, some friends and I took a trip to a place called Lordington lavender fields. I’d wanted to go last year, but the window of opportunity is small as they […]

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Gypsy heart travels – 1 years old!

So it’s a few days late but The Gypsy Heart Travels is 1 years old! Since I started the blog… I’ve been to six countries, broke up from a long term relationship, took my first solo trip, ticked eight things off my bucket list, got two new tattoos, got attacked by a monkey, handed in […]

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1847

Not long before I went to Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of catching up with an old school friend for dinner. She’d just done a stint on a cruise ship around Asia as an entertainer, and was back in our hometown. We arranged to meet at Brighton station, but I got stuck at Hove due […]

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