Afternoon tea is as British as queuing and discussing the British weather (but a great deal more pleasant than both). Mr Fluskey and I have enjoyed a fair few three-tiered, mid-afternoon teas here in London, but this one is a little bit special. Along with the cakes and camomile was a fine singing performance. Welcome… Continue reading Loving London – Opera Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall
It is no secret that we here at Flying Fluskey LOVE dim sum. It is why we always take the time to stopover in Hong Kong when we go east. Imagine my delight when I found a place to learn the art of Chinese dim sum in my home town. For years I never quite… Continue reading Loving London – Making Dim Sum at School of Wok
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in London, then having a picnic and getting wonderfully squiffy at a fantastically vintage bar!
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic!
In London, you wouldn’t expect to find somewhere bursting at full bloom in mid-February, winter still has a hold on the trees and gardens. However, at this time of year Kew Gardens plays host to its annual orchids festival to brighten up the dull days. My parents and I took a trip west to Kew… Continue reading Loving London – Kew Gardens Orchids Festival 2018
Have you surpassed your 26th birthday? Does the cost of European travel leave you blue? There’s no need to fear, Eurostar Snap is here! What is Eurostar Snap? Unfortunately, it’s not a clever new bewitched-style self-transportation system, but it is still pretty magical. Basically it sells off the remaining Eurostar tickets to those of you… Continue reading Eurostar Snap – Eurostar’s Scheme That Could Save You Euros!
London’s South Bank runs along the River Thames for many, many miles. This walk is going to take you along 2.6 miles of it, from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. It can of course be done in reverse, but this is the way we like to do it. Along the way, we are going to take… Continue reading Loving London – A Festive Stroll Along London’s South Bank for Christmas
An hour and half’s drive from London, in the UK, lies the ancient landscape of Salisbury Plain (pronounced Souls-brie Plane). It is a 200 square mile flat expanse en route to the West Country and would be pretty unremarkable if it didn’t set the scene for one of England’s best known, and least understood monuments,… Continue reading Sunday at the Stones – Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Every year, on the first Thursday in October, Forest Recreational Ground in Nottingham is transformed into the largest travelling fair in Europe, Goose Fair.
Around the world, every year, there are cities that erupt in a riot of rainbows and glitter as their LGBTQ communities take to the streets for pride. Some call it a march, some a parade, but however you describe it, it is a wave of people celebrating something they believe in; the right to love. A Bit… Continue reading Parading with Pride – London and Brighton 2017
Visiting our friend Phil had been a plan for quite some time, but this weekend, we finally got our butts to Germany to do so. Flights were eye-wateringly expensive and so we decided to take the Eurostar. The plan : Eurostar from St Pancras International to Düsseldorf with changes in Brussels Midi and Cologne. Journey… Continue reading Riding the Rails – A Eurostar Train Adventure from London to Germany