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Should I Stay or Should I Go?


OH Hello there! Remember me?

It’s been a while, I know. I just wanted to put some feelers out there to see if anyone’s still watching & waiting for new content.
I always get a little frustrated when bloggers I follow stop creating content, but I never think to contact them and ask why, or whether there’s more coming.
Maybe that’s happening here?

If you are sitting back waiting for something new to appear here, what do you come here for?

Is it travel? Food? Dog stuff? Fashion? Cruelty Free? Something else entirely?

I’m so torn about carrying on creating content, I’m lacking direction but today I logged in and saw that there are still hundreds of people stopping by every week.

WHY? Tell me!

What do you like seeing? What do you want to see?

Perhaps SD will rise from the ashes with a new look, new name, new vibe altogether. Or perhaps it’ll fade into the ether. I’m not sure, but I do value your feedback massively.





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Meet Brian the Rescue Bunny


I will literally travel any distance to make acquaintance with an animal, and am definitely the sort of person who cannot handle the thought of a critter having a substandard quality of life. To cut a long story short, we heard Brian the Bunny was in a predicament lately, and made no hesitations in welcoming him to our home. He moved in this Saturday and we’ve been spending a few days getting to know him.

We don’t know much about his origins except that he’s (probably) a mini-lop house bunny who is about a year old. He’s super confident and inquisitive and extra boingy, so we know he has been treated fairly well in his previous home, but he wasn’t really given the space or attention he deserves & craves. “Rescue” is perhaps a dramatic term in his case, “Rehomed” is probably more apt.
We brought him home and gave him free roam of our lounge-dining room so he could get to know us and have some space to himself. Pleasantly, we discovered he’s completely litter trained (well done, Bri!)

It also turns out he’s really big on having company, as he doesn’t spend much time in his hidey-holes, although we have made sure he has plenty of space to “get away from it all” if he wants to. He especially like snuggling up with your feet (he prefers when you wear socks) and isn’t averse to sitting by you on the sofa watching TV. He also has the sweetest little grunt.

So, welcome Brian! In time I’ll probably share some content about learning to live with a Bunny – but if you’re already a Bun Mum and have some great tips or advice then please share it!


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Pitstop Athens: 8 Hours in Ancient Greece

View from the Parthenon at the acropolis

Athens! A place I’ve dreamed of visiting since I discovered its existence. I’m fairly ashamed it took me until 28 to visit, but this year I has the fortune of visiting Athens for  8 hours (the first 8 hours of many, I hope).

This trip was part of a cruise that also took us to Mykonos among other delights, and so my first trip to Athens was restricted to around 8 hours – and during it, I had to fit in visiting all kinds of ancient delights I’ve lusted after for years. 

Luckily Mr K had visited Athens before, and had a good idea of how vast it was. The clever bugger suggested getting a hop-on-hop-off tour with City Sightseeing Athens  for 16euro each (something I would never normally do) and it turned out to be one of the best things we could have done.

The Acropolis

Our bus took us from Piraeus port directly to The Acropolis, which took around 45 minutes and dropped us a short (uphill) slog to the most famous ancient ruin in Greece. It was early, so the queues were fairly small and the heat hadn’t become unbearable, so we spent a good 1.5 hours marvelling at the temples. Acropolis complete.

We hopped on the central Athens bus and spent a nice hour tootling round the other sites of interest – the Temple of Zeus (wow), Syntagma Square, Presidential Mansions, Panathenaic stadium, the Odeon and loads of other relics – sadly having very little spare time meant we only got to view these places briefly, but it was enough to whet my whistle & confirm to me that Athens is absolutely a place I’ll visit again (and again and again).

We hopped off the bus for gyros & gelato in a bustling little street with a view of the Acropolis, where the city vibe won me over and I decided with confidence that, actually, I prefer Athens to Rome (my previous all-time-favourite European city).

In order to get back to Piraeus we had to go via the Acropolis again, so we headed back up to the hill & enjoyed the mid afternoon sunshine & said goodbye to the oldest thing I’ve ever seen.

On the bus home we sat up top outside, and I almost managed to pluck a fresh orange off a tree. It was a good day.

Where would you spend 8 hours if you could?



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