We have setup this page to identify the brands we use and trust.  There are links to these brands which if you follow and make a purchase may earn us a small commision, but will not alter the price you pay.

We've seperated the links out into these easy to use sections - just click on the 'Take me to it' in the section to jump straight to it.


Those we use and recommend to get us around. Take me there


When we get online, who do we turn to? Take me there

Photo & Video

The brands we use to create the connent that you see on this site Take me there

Days Out

People we trust to give us a great day out. Take me there


The stuff we use around the home, including the smart home gizmos. Take me there


What we buy to keep us covered up. Take me there


British Airways - A firm favourtie, although trying to match budget airlines has had an impact on what you now get.

Virgin Atlantic - Used many times in our travels to the U.S.A - a company we trust.

EasyJet - Our favourite Budget Airline

Brittany Ferries - Used for our Spanish & Portuguese road trips.  Lovely experience as the ship has a French feel to it.

Eurostar - Lining 15 minutes from the Ebbsfleet station this is a firm favourite of our for whisking us away to Paris or Brussels, however many more destinations are now available

Eurotunnel - Where would we be without Eurotunnel.  Apart from the Spanish & Portugues trips,all of our road trips into europe start here. - Our first port of call for hotel accomodation.  We always check with the hotels directly to compare prices but 95% of the time these off the best deal, plus we occasionally get an pgrade on our bookings too.

SIXT Car Hire - When we do hire a car we use SIXT.  On our Iceland adventure they supplied Etta, our little 4x4 that carried us around the country.

Photo & Video

Wex Photo Video - Our UK supplier of choice for all things Photo & Video

B&H Photographic - Our US store of choice.  We love the downtown Manhattan store, it's a sweetshop for photo/video geeks.

Canon - There's often a choice Nikon or Canon, we're Canon, and we've been using Canon sonce the mid 90's.  The current kit back has a full frame DSL & the EOS M6 as a smaller option.

DJI - For all things airiel and handhelp DJI range of Drones, and handheld gimbals are fantatic.  We currently carry a Mavic 2 PRo, and an Osmo with us on our travels.

GoPro - We use these action cameras to capture in-car footage of our travels. 


LSA International - We love LSA for great glassware.  Our goldfish bowl gin glasses come from there, plus cocktail glasses, shot glasses, carafes to name but a few.  Amazing selection of handmade items.   

Riedel - now while we love LSA Internations contemporary lines, we love the classisc from Riedel. 

Amara - So we found Amara whils searching for quality reed difussers after discovering them on our trip to Florence.  We now use them for some of the more stylsih things in life for around the home, or for buying a gift for a friend who we know will appreicate it.

Le Crueset - all of our cookware is generally Le Crueset.  As well as traditional French, we've also gone a bit international with the Tagine, Fondue & Balti set.

Kitchenaid - The old world horse in the kitchen.  We love the mixer & blender, both bullet-proof, and with a buch of accessories so much more than just a cake mixer.

Magimix - The traditional, no bells food processor - On, Off, Pulse.  However still a work house in the house with a number of add-on to expand the creativity.


Amazon - Yep, we proudly use Amazon for so many things, everything from Kindle book, Alexa, Prime TV to just ordering stuff.

John Lewis - A British institugtion, and a brand we can trust, we buy so much from there because of fabulous after sales service.

Boots - An online pharmacy and so much more.  

Ebay - When you're looking for something different, obscure or just a bargin, we're on ebay.

Days or Evenings Out

English Heritage - As you probably know we love our history, and English Heritage provides access to some amazing places, if you read some of our posts on English Heritage sites you'll get a taster. 

National Trust - Another great custodian of historic homes and gardens throught the UK.  

LOVETheatre - When we're in London we love to catch a show in the West End, and who do we turn to?


Barbour - British clothing at it's best.  Originally for the outdoors but they do much more these days

Ralph Lauren - Well made clothes that fit, and stand the test of time.  A firm favourite in this house

Cyberjammies - The best pyjammas on the market - well we think so anyway.

Next - Smart British retailer that can be found in most high streets & shopping malls.

Crew Clothing - Something a little more casual, but good quality.

Jack Wolfskin - We love our Jack Wolfskin gear - originally our Cologne camoflague (So popular in Germany!).  The range is massive, and you'll pretty much fine anything you want for the outdoors.  Kept us warm and dry through many Christmas markets, and also Iceland for our 2018 road trip.

The North Face - Another outdoor supplier we've used.  When we can't find what we're looking for in Jack Wolkskin, we turn to The North Face