Amsterdam like a local

I have a rule about not going back to a place once I have visited.  Amsterdam is the only exception.  I get twitchy if I don’t get a yearly visit in.  it helps that my best friends live there so there is always an excuse to pop over.  Aberdeen will always be home but Amsterdam…

Pottering in Portmeirion

Portmeirion was conjured up by eccentric architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis.  Its reminiscent of the Cinque Terre in the Italian Riveria, but also has an Italy by Disney feel about it, probably because it feels a bit out of place nestled in the Welsh countryside.  This is right up my street.  I love a random…