Liverpool ❤️

Yippee!! Back here on the 27th to 29th June.

Can’t wait, needed & long overdue time with The Boy and to celebrate his birthday 24 days late!! 🙈

I have a few things planned, one is that I’m going to decorate the room where we are stopping before he comes to meet me, make it special for him 🎉😆🤩🎈.

Then a nice meal and drinks on the Wednesday, on the Thursday in the day it’s the start of The Baltic Markets 1st Birthday so possible to head there for a wonder, food & drinks. Not quite sure what to do on the Thursday evening? So any ideas feel free to comment any suggestions 📨.

And then a nice bit of last min time together on the Friday for some brunch at Patisserie Valerie, thanks to Groupon @ £14.95 for two people! #BillyBargain ☕️🥓🍳

Hope you have enjoyed this post 🙌🏼

Lots of LoveCarina 💋



Back in this beautiful city on the 24th September for 2 nights to see the Boy 😍 and have a few days away for my birthday 🎂. This will be my third visit and hand on my heart I’ll never get bored.  So much to see & do, lots of culture, history as well as lots to see and do. 

Something’s on my To Do List this time are to visit Sefton Park, Festival Park, Crosby Beach, Titanic Hotel, George’s Hall, The Town Hall, The Cavern, Anfield as well as other places…  Not sure I’ll fit all these in thou??

If anyone has any recommendations for nice or unique places to eat & drink let me know..  And if anyone has any other suggestions on things to do, I’m open to any suggestions.. 😊😘

Lots of Love

Carina 💋

Cinque Terre – Italy

Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. The Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and offers sweeping sea vistas.

 I have some time booked off in September, and I really want to go away for a few days for my birthday and get some sun!  I really want to go to Sorrento but pricing it up its getting quite expensive. I was scrolling thru Pinterest this morning and Cinque Terre came up on my feed and some of the pictures just look so breathe taking…

I keep looking at images and its making want to go even more..  Some of the Walking treks from from one town to another look beautiful, I am defiantly going to look into and price it up.


Hope you are all having a good Monday 🙂

Love for Liverpool ❤❤

I had a few days away in Liverpool at the end of Feb. I’d been before but stayed in Wallasey when I was a lot younger.

My main purpose was to meet up with someone that I’ve been talking with for 5 months, but I was also going to have a few days of exploring & also soaking up the Liverpool history & culture.  There was a few things to see but I didn’t get chance to see them all do it gives me an excuse to go back 💁🏻💁🏻.

I went to a few museums while I was there & they were all free!! The one which I was most impressed with was the Titanic Exhibition at the Martime Museum.. Was quite touching & emotional seeing all the names of all the passengers & crew along with letters from children who’s parents where onboard!! 😢. 

Albert Dock is also a beautiful area to walk around and they have Love Locks on some of the chuncky chains which I think is so cute 🔐❤️

I just love this city!  It’s not just the city I’ve fallen in love with.. ❤💙

San Marino

I took myself out on a little day trip today 24th September 2016 to San Marino, Italy.  

San Marino is its own country within Italy.  It became independent from the Roman Empire on 3rd September 301a, the computable is City of San Marino and has a population of around 33,020.  It is situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. San Marino is neither a manner of the European Union or Eurozone but still has Euros as its currency.

It’s 10km from the Adriatic Coast at Rimini, where I am having a few days away for my birthday..  The highest point in the country, the summit of Monte Titano, is 749m (2,457ft ) above sea level. San Marino is the 3rd smallest country in Europe, only Vatican CIty and Monaco being smaller and I can now say that I have the full pack as I have been to all three…

Anyway that’s enough of the history.  There is a regular bus service from Rimini train station to San Marino, which costs 10€ return which isn’t to bad and the journey on the coach isn’t too bad either, the journey itself is roughly about 50 mins and you get some good views as your going up.  I would say the main points of interests in San Marino are The Three Towers which are located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital. 

The three towers are 

Guaita: the oldest of the three (Constructed in the 11th century)

Cesta: located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits (Constructed in the 13th century)

Montage: located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits (Constructed in the 14th century & still privately owned)

San Marino is such a lovely place, some much history and culture to take in, there is plenty to see and do there, they have a few different museums, there is even a museum of torture so you can see how they tortured people all those years ago, I didn’t go and look round this one just entering and seeing the displays at the start put me off!!!

There are also some lovely little shops and alleys to explore, is just so pretty.  The shops have some beautiful Italian leather bags and purses, as well as a few designer shops too.

Here are just a few pictures of San Marino 😊

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on San Marino.. 

lots of love



Macmillan South Downs Mighty Hike Weekend

It’s Monday and I’m aching, sore and stiff in some places. Why I hear you ask?  The answer is because on Sat 11th June 2016, I completed the South Downs Way Mighty Hike from Brighton to Eastbourne in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.  Before I completed this hike the furthest I had walked was 7.5 miles round the local rowing lake in Peterborough so completing the 26 miles was a massive achievement for myself.

I chose to do a mighty hike this year instead of a coffee morning as I wanted to challenge myself and make my dad proud, as it was 4 years this year on 2nd June that he has been gone.  The sponsors have been coming in and some people have been very generous, I am currently sitting at £829 in total (Just Giving/Text or Cash) I’m only £171 away from £1000 which I would love to hit so I’m hoping over the next few days I will get a few more sponsors in!!

If you would like to donate the details are below: or Text: STEA67 with the amount to 70070

(please leave your name when donating so I can thank you on my facebook/just giving page)

I DID IT!!!!!

Here I am with my champers and medal!!!

This was a happy sight to see… Mile 26!!!

The Seven Sisters

Some of the scenery that I saw along this hike was stunning and breathtaking. England has some most beautiful places to visit, and the south down way is defiantly one area to visit, there are different parts of it you can walk and pick up more or less anywhere along the way.  The Seven Sisters country park is a lovely area to visit also, some of the views you get of the English Channel are beautiful, and on a good day you can see quite far out. But beware of the cliff edge as it isn’t fenced off.

So if you would like to donate to a fantastic charity the details are above… And I’m signing up to another before the end of Aug for 2017…

Lots of Love



Dublin, Ireland

I’m head off to Dublin for a Hen weekend from 8th to 10th April, which I’m looking forward to as it will be my first break away this year.  There is about 27 of us heading to Dublin so i think its going to be quite a mad weekend…

I’m hoping to have a little free time as I’m looking at do a few things while I’m there and yes it will include a little bit of shopping.  I’m want to be a tourist and go see the following:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublin Hop on Hop off Bus Tour – these are a great way to see the city.
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Croke Park Stadium Tour

If anyone else have any other suggestions of things to do, places to visit or eat and drink that would be fab.  Also some good shopping haunts???

Hope you are all having a great Monday?

Lots of Love




It will be 4 years on 2nd June that I lost my dad, the last few years I’ve always done a Macmillan coffee morning but this year I wanted to do something different.  After looking over the website I saw they were doing some hikes, so I thought right I’ll I’m going to challenge myself and register and that’s what I have just done!
I will be part taking in the South Coast Mighty Hike 2016 on Saturday 11th June 2016.
There is a link below if you would like to donate, all donations are welcome large or small…..
Or text STEA67 with the amount to 70070
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend… And have lots of fun…
Lots of Love