Author Archives: Carmen Allan-Petale

Stepping back in time on a visit to Cambridge

The first college at the University of Cambridge, Peterhouse, was founded in 1284 after two students ran away from Oxford University because they were wanted for murder. Now known as one of the most famous universities in the world, tourists flock there throughout the year to experience a town steeped in history and charm. Cambridge […]

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Monkeying around at Zoo Lates

Zoo Lates was a great opportunity to see the zoo at night time with no children in sight and a glass (or rather, plastic cup) of wine in hand. No offence to parents but sometimes it’s nice to walk around an area that’s normally crawling with children, without having to detour around prams and screaming toddlers. […]

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Meandering around Margaret River

Before going back to Australia to get married, we pondered where to go for our honeymoon. Asia? It was nearby and on the route back to London. Eastern Australia? The cocktail bars in Melbourne and Sydney beckoned. Eventually we decided on Margaret River in our home state of Western Australia. Although we’d been there countless […]

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