Parlez vous français?

Un petit peu. ("A little bit" for all you non-French speakers haha). Haha well, I arrived in France with the absolute basic French and 2 months later left with a much better understanding. I understand the pronunciation much more now....especially after helping a 6 year old with her homework. I can't have a conversation fully... Continue Reading →


Como, Italy: A lovely little lakeside adventure

There's really not a lot that you can fault about Italy. In fact, is there actually anything one could fault about it? I certainly struggle to come up with anything. I mean come on! What's better than stunning historical cities with 2000 year old structures, gorgeous and utterly impressive coastlines, sunshiney vineyards, a fun language... Continue Reading →

A day in Monaco

When you visit Nice, it is imperative that you allow one day to visit the Rolls Royce city of the French Riviera....aka Monaco. That's exactly what I did. I travelled around Europe 3 years ago and visited both Nice and Monaco. I loved my time there very much, but I was on a Topdeck tour,... Continue Reading →

Europe by bus

I didn't really intend to use Catching Happy as a travel review site, just more like an online diary, so my family and friends back home can stay up to date with my adventures. Along the way though, I've been asked quite a bit for recommendations and advice on travelling around long term...through Europe. So,... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh in December

When December rolls around, it brings with it Chrissie tree decorating, houses smelling of apple and cinnamon and frantic food and present shopping. In the Northern Hemisphere, it also means snow, mulled wine, Christmas markets and snowball fights. As much as I love a hot Christmas in good ole Oz, there's definitely something extra special... Continue Reading →

Travelling as a workawayer

Some of you may not know, but a lot of my travels around Europe and the UK has been made up of volunteering. Of course I love seeing the tourist sights and such, but honestly, you really only scrape the surface of a city, the country and the culture. I much prefer to delve deeper... Continue Reading →

The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man is a huge iceage old rock formation, standing as tall as 11 stacked double decker buses. He's a pretty famous Old Man too....sticking out like a sore thumb on the hill known as The Storr. Located on the eastern side of Skye, it is a pretty remote spot....tucked between the villages of... Continue Reading →

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