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Riad Dar M'chicha, Marrakesh

Our children's school recently opted to extend the school day, giving them two weeks off at Halloween instead of the usual one week. This second week proved extremely good value to go away on, for both flights and hotels and so we chose to head for a few sun drenched Winter days in Marrakesh.

48 hours in Iceland - Where to visit

Iceland is without a doubt my favourite country. It has a raw beauty to it, and such welcoming people. If I were ever to leave the UK and move to a different country, it would be Iceland. I honeymooned there one Summer and re-visited one Winter and it really is a country where any time of the year is going to offer you breath-taking views.

Takeoffs and Landings

Working remotely as I do, is something that I love. I really dig the flexibility and how well we work as a team even though the team is spilt between different countries. It's awesome to get the chance to actually physically be with the folk you work with though, especially when you are all part of a team that are passionate about the product you are all working on.

Eating out in Singapore - on any budget

Singapore offers a mind-blowing variety of options when it comes to eating out. One can eat really good food on any budget - there's really is something for everyone in every price range.

Recently I had the pleasure of spending a week in Singapore and during my time there I ate at all of the places listed in this post, with meals ranging from $4 Nasi Lemka to a $208 6 Act degustation at a 2 Michelin star restaurant, and everywhere in between. 

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, is a fairly new gardens in Singapore (opened in 2010), situated on reclaimed land, covering 250 acres. When I visited I walked round three different areas; The Flower Dome, Cloud Dome and the Heritage Gardens, where the famous SuperTree's are located.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Not only is Singapore Botanic Garden the oldest garden in Singapore but it's also the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It's a place of true beauty. Open from 5am to midnight daily it's free to visit, so good to have this vast green space open to everyone to enjoy. 

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland

The colours were just so vibrant, the sun streamed out from behind grey clouds (if you want to see a comparision we drive 5 minutes to the Sólheimasandur Plane Crash site  afterwards and the light completely changed back to grey). The steps you can climb to the top of the waterfall give you outstanding views, both looking down on the waterfall and also across to the two glaciers in the surrounding area.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

There are some magnificent photos of this waterfall if you do a Google image search, the fact you can walk behind the waterfall makes the photography a dream. Unless of course you visit in November and the whole area surrounding the waterfall is a lethal ice trap that is...

Thingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park is one of the three stops on the Golden Circle Tour. If you travel to Iceland you will be see numerous tour operators running such tours. If you are travelling to Iceland in the off-season Winter months car hire is significantly cheaper and for us, worked out cheaper to hire a car than to pay for airports transfers and a tour

Things to do in New York: Visit the top of the Empire State Building at night

The Empire State Building was one of the first things on 'the list' when we were preparing to visit New York. There's a few 'high up' experiences in NYC and although the views are wonderful to visit the Empire State Building, top of the Rockerfeller Centre and One World Observatory in day light would all be, well a bit samey. So we visited the top of the Rockerfeller Centre in the day time and the top of the Empire State Building at night. Not only was it a more forgiving temperature (it had been a really hot week) but the views although the same were a whole different side of things.