With just a 5 minute walk to the Schlump station on the main line, the Mercure Hotel Hamburg Mitte is in easy access of Hamburgs city centre and main attractions, and is the ideal location for a peaceful nights rest and a hearty breakfast. We stayed here for 2 nights in our recent visit to Hamburg just before Christmas and found it to be a great hotel for a city… View Post

Last weekend I fulfilled a little dream from my Bucket list when Mr Smith and I (and a sneaky 5 month old) enjoyed Christmas Markets galore in Hamburg. I don’t think I will ever forget the jovial feeling and magical scenes I witnessed, walking beneath the reams of twinkling lights that lined the streets of this fabulous city. As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a fab place for kids and… View Post

Last week, whilst away in Prague we decided to take a trip to “Terezin” a very small town about 30 miles from Prague that has an ancient fortress on the edge. The Czechs built this as a Prison in 1780, in the early hours of March 15, 1939 the German army occupied it for the victims of persecution. They evicted the entire town and turned it into a Jewish ghetto…it… View Post

Yesterday we returned home from a 2 night city break in Prague. It was so nice to be away together from the norms of life, wander without an agend, eat a meal without little hands grabbing and wake up naturally and see some places of great interest to us both. Since being married and more so since having kids it has become really important to Nath and I that we have… View Post