Faraway Files #39

Faraway Files #39

Books and travel go hand in hand don’t they? You are either deciding what to read on your travels to fill in all that waiting time, or they are inspiring trips to come.

Last week, on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, I reread my post on touring Jane Austen’s Hampshire. What an inspiring and creative woman she was. If you are interested in her writing, visiting Jane’s house in Chawton is a wonderful day trip from London.

A love of books starts early and one of my favourites was Wind in the Willows that tells the story of Ratty, Moley and their crazy friend Toad.

I was invited to a lovely event to launch the Wind in the Willows picnic created by chef William Drabble at the St James Hotel and Club in Mayfair. It was simply delicious! Afterwards we went to the show which was a lot of fun too and great for kids of all ages.

Now off to find my next literary inspiration!


Thanks to all the wonderful posts from last week’s Faraway Files we have even more inspiration to draw on. My favourites from last week:

Being a bit of an art nerd, I loved Esther’s tour of the art of Rotterdam – so much variety, what a cool town

I do so love a kiwi Pinot Noir – thanks to Connie for reminding me all about the great wine of New Zealand

Even hardened family travellers are in awe of those who travel in India with small children – loved this look at Kochi with kids by Travelynn Family


Market sausages in Brescia

Italy and great food go hand in hand but it’s always interesting to discover the many regional variations in Italian cuisine. On my recent trip to Brescia in northern Italy I enjoyed trying the local cheese, pasta, wine and olive oil and the dedicated producers who leverage hundreds of years of knowledge to make them. This week’s post is all about the slow food of Brescia.


About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.


How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Suitcases and Sandcastles to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ We love our link up and community. If you join in please reciprocate and comment on the hosts posts as well as any others that take your eye. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, sadly we have decided to remove the links of those posters

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

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2 Comments

  1. 27th July 2017 / 9:05 AM

    Wow, thank you for the mention! I am so happy you liked my post about Rotterdam 🙂

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