Autumn walk at Swinsty Reservoir, North Yorkshire

Swinsty Reservoir, North Yorkshire | Angel In The North

While summer will never stop being my favourite season, you can't beat the colour show that nature puts on in autumn. It was a pretty spectacular sight on a recent walk around Swinsty Reservoir in North Yorkshire. Even on a slightly grey November day you could see every shade of brown, yellow, orange, gold and green. Swinsty ...

20 tips for travelling with a baby

Travelling with a baby: Lake Como, Italy | Angel In The North

In his first six months my baby has been to nine countries, travelled roughly 6,000 miles and spent around 50 nights away from his own home (though always with us). We've stayed in a cottage in Yorkshire, been camping in Wales and in Dorset and most recently took a month-long road trip round Europe where we ...

Europe road trip week 4: Italy and France

Travelling for a month in Europe with a baby: Annecy, France | Angel In The North

As we began week 4 of our month travelling in Europe, there was no denying that we were on our way home. We were heading north through Italy having driven in a big (slightly wonky) horseshoe through the continent. We had mixed feelings. We were looking forward to getting our baby son home to his own ...

Europe road trip week 3: Italy

Colloseum, Rome, Italy | Angel In The North

At the beginning of the third week of our month travelling in Europe, and after a week in Croatia, we took the overnight ferry from Split to Ancona on the east coast of Italy. We were itching to get to Italy - for the food, mostly - but also to soak up the country's rich history ...

European road trip week 2: Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Angel In The North

In the first week of our month-long road trip round Europe, we had driven through five countries: England, France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. It had been busy, but brilliant, and tiring at times. At the beginning of the second week, we were about to hit our sixth country - Croatia - where we were due to ...

European road trip: week 1

Ljubljana, Slovenia | Angel In The North

After we crossed the Channel Tunnel from England to France (so much easier than the ferry, by the way) we began our month-long road trip through Europe by driving south east through northern France. Reims, France Our first overnight stop was in Reims, the capital of the champagne region - because of its location on the way ...

What happened when we took our baby travelling for a month

What we found out when travelling with a baby | Angel In The North

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged but there are times in your life when you just have to take a screen break. This has definitely been one of those times. As you'll know if you're a regular reader, my husband qualified for a two-month sabbatical from work (he's just gone back - boo!) ...

Three days in Leeds

3 days in Leeds - Trinity Kitchen (2)

When rail ticket retailer The Trainline asked me to write a blog about what to do in Leeds, it was harder to decide what to leave out than what to put in. So much new, good stuff has arrived in the city in the last few years, and though I included genuine favourites of mine I ...

Packing a capsule holiday wardrobe

Black and white gingham cotton top from Marks and Spencer via Octer, Laura Ashley sunglasses, Alphabet Bags Explore bag

While planning our European road trip, I've been putting quite a lot of thought into packing clothes for the month-long holiday and its various climates. I don't think we'll see huge differences in the weather but whereas in Croatia and parts of Italy temperatures are usually around 21-22°C when we'll be there, it will be a ...

Our European road trip

Europe road trip | Yorkshire to London

As I've mentioned in passing a couple of times on the blog, we're planning a road trip around Europe this summer. It's safe to say we've ummed and ahhed about whether it's the right thing to do, with a baby who will be five months old when we depart. But my husband has qualified for an eight ...