Indoor skiing London

Welcome to the Hemel Snow Centre; a Winter Wonderland with glistening snow and an indoor ski slope located just outside London! It’s open all year along, so you can always hit the slopes regardless if it’s Winter or a boiling Summer day outside. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to ski or snowboard no matter what the weather is! We went there on a rainy and grey day and it was like stepping into another World.

The Hemel Snow Centre is London’s closest indoor snow slope. There’s something for everyone; slopes for skiing (regular and slalom), snowboarding and sledging. There’s even a Snow Garden for the young kids (from 2 years) with a tiny slope to play in.

Don’t worry if you can’t ski or snowboard, just sign up to any of their lessons! The thing is that you’re not allowed in the regular slopes unless you know how to control your speed, direction and how to stop, etc. That way, people like me won’t be able to tumble uncontrollably down the slope and ruin it for everyone else! One skiing or snowboard lesson should be enough to get you to that stage, though!

Indoor slope

The entrance fee includes all necessary equipment, like skis, snowboards, ski/snowboard boots and helmets. So there’s thankfully no need to drag any bulky gear throughout London! You can even rent Winter clothes (for a fee), but I think that’s easier just to bring your own (if you have any).

The price for the snow dome varies depending on the season, type of lift pass, your age, time of the day and so on. Check their website to see the current price options. It’s not the cheapest activity in London, but it’s still peanuts compared to the cost of a skiing trip. Also, there’re a few good deals like the summer monthly passes if you want to back several times. You can get unlimited skiing and snowboarding for an entire month (excl. Friday evenings) for only £59-69. View Post

sugar decoration

Hands up if you like cakes and desserts! Who doesn’t, right? Well, you’re in luck because this post is all about cakes and the skilled bakers that can turn a regular sponge cake into a masterpiece of art. I was lucky to win tickets to the Cake International 2016 show from Simply Sensational Food and I  happily brought my camera with me. Are you ready to admire some of my favourite cakes?

The Cake Show is a big celebration of cake decorations and sugarcraft. It’s amazing what some people can create with lots of sugar and colouring agents! I would never have the patience or interest to get into sugar crafting, but it’s impossible not to admire the insane amount of time, skills, and dedication it takes to create a miniature world like the one above. I loved the Pingu themed cake and just looking at it made brought a smile to my face. View Post

London Walking tour

My friends, it’s time to start looking up! Who else are guilty of rarely paying attention to what’s above our eye-level? How much do you think that you’re missing by not raising your eyes just a bit higher? A lot, it turns out!

A while ago, I and V. joined Look Up London, a walking tour around the Spitalfields area. The entire idea of the tour is to discover all the things that we would normally just walk by without noticing. Like these two bakers that can be found above a burger joint. I have walked down that street so many times before without even noticing it!

So, what do you say? Are you ready to explore the Spitalfields area in East London? View Post

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What’s your craziest travel memory? I once got on the wrong train in Poland. I was 20 and an inexperienced traveller on my first solo trip.

After one week in Warsaw, it was time to head off to Kraków. I had already researched everything in advance and felt confident when I arrived at the train station. I was just one short train away from Kraków! Easy.

After getting my train ticket, I realised that I had no idea where my train was leaving from. Everything was in polish! Thankfully, I had plenty of time to figure it out. So I showed my ticket to the nearest staff member who quickly points me towards a platform. It wasn’t that hard! I even asked another staff member to be on the safe side and she points me towards the same platform. Brilliant! View Post

nitrogen ice cream london

Spring is in the air! Okay, okay. The Easter Weekend might have been rainy with Storm Katie, but the Summer is slowly coming! London is full of cherry blossoms and the clocks are now on summer time. I’m so excited about the lighter evenings, warmer days and future summer adventures!

With Summer on its way, it’s of course time to start talking about ice cream.Of course! I love ice cream and are super excited to try out some new ice cream places around London.

The Chin Chin Lab in Camden have been around for years, but it’s a must every time I’m in the area. They are always coming up with new and exciting flavours every week, so there’s always something new to try! How about a dairy free chocolate raspberry ice cream, topped with a white chocolate shell and a boozy cherry? All while resting on a delicious pistachio cake? Or would you prefer a warm brownie with a lemon ice cream, rose marshmallow, melted chocolate and sprinkled with Persian love sand? View Post