Lympstone Manor, Devon, UK – My Favourite Trip Ever!

When it comes to travelling I’ve been incredibly lucky! I’ve been all over the world from Scandinavia to the Caribbean, from skiing in the Alps to diving in Australia but my favourite holiday ever runs a little closer to home.  A couple of weeks ago Dan turned up at the door of my office on…

The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire & Wild Carrot Restaurant

This afternoon Dan and I had been invited on a special treat.  We’d been offered a stay at the  Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire including dinner, to try their new menu at the Wild Carrot Restaurant.  The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is a restored 18th-century manor set in 500 acres of picturesque grounds.  When you come…

English Sparkling Wine Tasting at Albury Vineyard

Today I’d been invited by Abel & Cole to visit the beautiful Albury Vineyard nestled in the Surrey Hills.  Albury is a certified organic and biodynamic vineyard and their wines are now available to purchase through Abel & Cole.  That’s right, they don’t only do veggie boxes as I’ve just discovered but they have meat,…

Wilde Aparthotel by Staycity – The Strand, London

Staycity Aparthotels have just opened a new hotel in a central London location!  The Wilde Aparthotel is located just off the Strand in the perfect position to explore everything London has to offer.  I’d been invited to spend the evening there to see what I thought of the new apartments and give a review. When…

A Tour of Newcastle for Foodies

This weekend I was off on a trip to Newcastle to sample the city’s culinary delights.  Newcastle is probably not the first place you’d think of as a Foodie Paradise so I was intrigued to see what the city had to offer.  This weekend was in collaboration with Newcastle Gateshead.com who had planned a Newcastle…

Experience London with Tripadvisor Attractions

It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to be a tourist in your own city.  Living in London it’s all too easy to take this amazing place for granted.  That’s why I jumped at the chance when TripAdvisor gave me the opportunity to purchase a London attraction from their website and really experience…

The Kallima Spa at the Hilton Syon Park Hotel, London

This weekend my mum and I were spending a night at the Hilton, Syon Park.  We were booked in for a Spa Treatment at the Kallima Spa.  This would be followed by a 3 course dinner in the Marco Pierre White Restaurant and an overnight stay. The bit I was most excited about was the…

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park, London

Christmas is a busy time!  Towards the end of November, Hyde Park in London ceases to be a peaceful haven of tranquility for walkers, joggers and cyclists.  It turns into the madness that is the Winter Wonderland.  Neon lights, fairground rides and attractions as far as the eye can see.  Bavarian beer houses, ice sculptures…

The Swan Hotel Newby Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria

A few months ago, when I was last in the Lake District for a wedding, I entered a competition on Instagram to win a free night’s stay at The Swan Hotel Newby Bridge.  It’s a beautiful Spa Hotel just on the southernmost tip of Lake Windermere, and well, I WON!!  Dan and I started planning…

A Hike in the Hills – High Dam, Lake District, Cumbria

See my previous post A Wedding In Windermere to catch up! The next morning we ate another big breakfast (to sustain us on our walk obviously) and checked out of the hotel.  Dan and I still had an entire day to spend in the Lake District and we decided to go on a bit of…

A Windermere Wedding, Storrs Hall, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This weekend we were heading to the Lake District for the Windermere Wedding of our friends Jonathan and Kate.  Usually when we’re heading up to The Lakes we drive, but on our last trip we got stuck in horrendous traffic.  It took us 8-9 hours to get there (it should be about 5 on a…

Henley Regatta

Saturday was Girls Day Out!  A day at Henley Regatta with Josephine, JiaJia and Mandy.  I hadn’t been before and the weather looked like it would hold, so a day out in the country, by the river sounded like a great idea. I met Josephine at Paddington and we caught the train to Twyford where…