• Tower Bridge, London

    Settling down…for the moment

    We haven't updated Red Door Ponderings since August - how did that happen.  So, as you can tell by the title, we have stopped moving for a while.  Well actually, we stopped in November - but time has whizzed by and life managed to get in the way. We decided to stop in London for a while.  We are both gainfully employed, which is great but a slight shock to the system after a good amount of time travelling and working.  We have been housesitting for a few months and hopefully will be moving into our own apartment in a month. We have settled in London and are still managing to travel.…

  • Top Things to do in Bath
    Europe,  UK

    Top Things to do in Bath, UK

    Bath is one of our favourite destinations to visit in the UK.  We have been lucky enough to visit and housesit in Bath several times over the last six months and are looking forward to returning later in the year. Visiting Bath sometimes feels like you are stepping through a doorway in time where Elizabeth Bennett could come striding around the corner at any moment.  This is not to say that Bath is stuck in time. It is a wonderful city to explore & experience a Georgian landscape and cityscape. With an easily walkable town centre, intact Georgian streetscapes, and houses perched on the hills surrounding the town, it is not surprising…

  • Europe,  UK

    A Week in Cornwall

    Cornwall has been a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of other English towns and cities we have been visiting. After a busy week in London, we headed south on the train. 3.5 hours later we were in Plymouth.  It was good to be back by the sea – we hadn’t realised how much we missed the sea!Our latest housesit has been on the banks of the Tamar River, on the border of Cornwall and Devon.  The setting was idyllic spring countryside with the primary noise is that of the sheep in the next field.  We are sitting here again in August so this visit was a chance for us…

  • Europe,  UK

    Day Trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall

    Visiting the Eden Project, Cornwall is a great day out.  If you are thinking about going to the Eden Project and not sure where to start, this post will help you figure out what you need to do, best places to stay and how to get the best out of your visit!This Article may contain compensated links. Please read our Disclaimer for more information.Visiting the Eden ProjectWe are housesitting in Cornwall and are determined to get out and experience as much as we can.  We are returning to this housesit in August which is peak Summer holiday season, so we are aiming to knock off as much as possible in the…

  • Visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour
    Europe,  UK

    Visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour, London

     Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, London First things first, I am a Harry Potter geek, a Potterhead if you will.  I regularly read the books and have seen all the movies.  This was our first trip to Europe together, so we focused on doing all the things we really wanted.  So it was a guarantee that on my recent visit to London I would be visiting one of the centres of the Harry Potter universe – the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, in Leavesden.  I managed to convince my ever willing husband that this too would be an experience he would love too – and the Harry Potter…

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