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48 Hours in Amsterdam

Canal Houses in Amsterdam © Kat Molesworth Photography

Sometimes you visit somewhere and just know you’ll be coming back again and again within the first few minutes.

This is how I felt about Amsterdam. A place so wonderfully open, delicious and visually exciting that there is enough to keep you busy for multiple trips. In fact, I’m currently planning my next trip.

Links for everything are at the end of this post.

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Riding the Watercress Line with Thomas

Watercress Line Day Out with Thomas at Housewife Confidential

What from your childhood gives you a sense of calm? For me it’s hearing story tapes I listened to or familiar children’s television shows. In particular, the narration on Thomas the Tank Engine in the 80s brings complete joy and relaxation. Yes, I was a Ringo fan before I could pick him out of a Beatles photo.

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Packing for Alt Summit + Download

Alt Summit Packing Download


With Alt Summit just over a week away my mind is on what I’ll be taking in my suitcase. Who doesn’t love packing for a fun week in the California sun? If you’re coming and not sure what to pack here’s my advice.

Pack Light:

If you’re flying in you might want to cut back on some of the weight in your luggage.

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Day Trip to Nisyros Volcano Island

Nisyros Island

The sun was setting as we swooped over the small volcano island of Nisyros, giving us the perfect view of the crater. I gazed at this gaping hole dominating the island and wondered what it was like.

As soon as the Thomson Holidays reps talked about the day trip to Nisyros taking in not only the volcano but traditional Greek villages I knew we had to visit.

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