April 5, 2014

Quirky Travel Photo: Venus and Cupid on Morecambe Bay

Quirky Travel Photo: Venus and Cupid on Morecambe Bay

At the end of Morecambe Bay heading towards Carnforth there’s a delightful sculpture beside the promenade.  A sturdy, naked female seated on the grass appears to be swinging a small figure around in the air.  As you drive past you get an impression of exhuberant playfulness but I bet you would never guess that evocative […]

March 26, 2014

From Havøysund to Honningsvåg in Arctic Norway

From Havøysund to Honningsvåg in Arctic Norway

It looked like a giant Hershey Kiss; a chocolate cone dusted with icing sugar rising from the freezing waters of the Norwegian Sea.  Snow swirled from its peak as enormous seabirds wheeled above. This first view of Arctic Norway in daylight was breathtaking.  Not just because of the icy wind whipping round the ship’s forward […]

March 21, 2014

The Lone Dingo, Alice Springs – Quirky Travel Photo

The Lone Dingo, Alice Springs – Quirky Travel Photo

“The Lone Dingo seems to symbolise what so many of us are seeking when we head outdoors.  Isolation, intimacy with the environment, a simple existence, a better understanding of ourselves, the motivation behind so many of life’s journeys.” This beautifully simple mural was painted onto the side of a building on the main street in […]

March 10, 2014

Top tips from Traverse Travel Blogging Conference

Top tips from Traverse Travel Blogging Conference

“So, who’s your audience? What’s the hook? What’s your angle? What story are you telling? How will you add colour? And how will it all end?” Renowned Aussie writerMichael Turtle Time Travel Turtle hurled question after question to a room full of travel bloggers, journalists, PR people and sundry others, all there to find out more […]

March 6, 2014

Top 5 places to see lions in Africa

Top 5 places to see lions in Africa

Lions are a big draw to Africa for almost everyone, but are sadly seriously endangered. Simply by travelling to Africa on safari you are helping these huge, beautiful creatures; 90% of the conservation work in Africa is done by tourism groups through the money raised by a percentage of your bed night fee. Tourism is […]

March 4, 2014

The recipe for perfect English pancakes – thanks Mum

The recipe for perfect English pancakes – thanks Mum

Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday for some): what’s not to love? The simple joy of eating freshly cooked English pancakes topped with sugar and lemon, rolled into a cylinder and cut into four easy to eat scrumptious segments. And gone in seconds … Well, that’s how we do it, because that’s how Mum used to […]

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Hi, I’m Zoë; welcome to my quirky world…

QUIRKY, for me, is about being real, about seeing the world from a different angle, about looking at things from all sides, finding the unusual, the interesting, the fascinating. It’s about quality combined with classiness, it’s about being curious about everything and wanting to know more…

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