• Review of The Peat Spade Inn, Longstock, Hampshire: Travelling around this part of England brings back a lot of memories for me.  My father, a doctor in the Army, spent a few years working in Tidworth, about 30 miles away  from here and at the time we lived in a small Hampshire village called Shipton… [Continue Reading]

    The Peat Spade Inn – Hampshire Village Pub with Rooms
  • Hotel Review – The Old Manor Hotel: I love this part of the West Country.  Patchwork hills dotted with sheep and cows, pretty villages nestling in the valleys, A stunning coastline and wonderful heritage cities like Bath.  And, historic monuments.  My favourite is Avebury, the poor man’s Stonehenge.  It may be smaller but it’s so… [Continue Reading]

    Old Manor Hotel – Near Bath
  • An Introduction to Sri Lanka: Winning the Avis Travel Blogger of the Year award was one of the highlights of last year for me.  Apart from the kudos, an £800 travel voucher to spend with British Airways was a fabulous prize.  Of course I did have to decide where to go – and my initial… [Continue Reading]

    First Sights in Sri Lanka
  • Henley is a beautiful place; known mainly for its world leading place in rowing and the Royal Henley Regatta, it is also surround by stately homes, golf courses, superb restaurants and of course, the river. So when I was invited with a few others to spend a day in the company of Lolly Green, entrepreneur… [Continue Reading]

    The Cherry Tree Inn – Henley Hospitality at its best
  • Whistle-Stop Chennai: India, the second most populous Country in the world, culturally and linguistically diverse with over 1,000 languages is both incredible and intriguing on paper.  My first brush came not through visiting but through learning Indian Classical Dance in Malaysia when I was just six years old.  My fellow students, all Indian seemed lithe,… [Continue Reading]

    An Introduction to India – Chennai


Grouse at Plateau

Dinner at Plateau – Canary Wharf

Plateau Review Guest Feature by Natalie York: Heading up to Plateau in Canary Wharf its hard not to feel a little overwhelmed, sitting at the top … [Read More...]


Frescobaldi, Mayfair London

Ristorante Frescobaldi Mayfair - Review: A sense of history means different things in different places. In Italy the Frescobaldi family have been … [Read More...]

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Vapiano Soho – A Simple Concept for Fresh Food

Lunch at Vapiano Soho: I wasn't entirely certain that I would be 'target market' for Vapiano Soho.  A pasta and pizza restaurant that is part of a … [Read More...]

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The New Angel

The New Angel in Notting Hill - Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting There are events that it would seem churlish to turn down and a last minute invite … [Read More...]

Recipes (including 5:2 Diet)

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Gressingham Duck – A Special Dinner

Gressingham Duck Feature by Sarah James: Duck is a hugely underrated meat, and I can’t think why really. If you like beef, and you like chicken as … [Read More...]

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Diet Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Diet Soup Recipe - Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato: I am not the most patient of cooks.  While I prefer to cook from scratch, I am quite … [Read More...]

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Pomegranate Cocktails

POM Wonderful Collaboration- Pomegranate Cocktails. Guest feature by Sarah James: I was set a challenge to make some cocktails using POM, and … [Read More...]

Not quite nutella

Not quite Nutella – Chocolate Nut Butter Recipe

Chocolate Nut Butter: There are things I wish I'd never tried making.  Mostly, as in this case, those things involve chocolate.  However, they … [Read More...]

Balblair Chocolate Mousse

Basic Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse - Ultimate Decadence and Unbelievable Simplicity: Easy recipes - those with one or two ingredients - are ultra hip at the moment. … [Read More...]

Events in London

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Shakespeare In Love Review

Shakespeare in Love Guest Feature by Natalie York When I first heard that “Shakespeare in Love” was getting the West End treatment my initial … [Read More...]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Preview:  The Picture of Dorian Gray   Are you a little fed up with Christmas Schmaltz?  If so, here's  a Christmas show that just might work for … [Read More...]

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The Thermos Coffee Challenge

Thermos Vacuum flasks and the Overnight Coffee Challenge Guest feature by Alex McMeekin: Thermos flasks and me go back a long way! Our lives … [Read More...]

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Going Down Under in Old Street – Antipodean Experience

Antipodean experience - Hardys finest wines and delicious food and service by Lantana. Guest feature by Sarah James: It seems like no time at all … [Read More...]

Featured Posts

County Hall and the London Eye - London-Unattached

Where to Stay in London

A House Trip or a Hotel - where to stay in London: While I haven't lived in London all my life, I was born here and I've spent most of my adult years … [Read More...]

Tuna Ceviche at Coya

Peruvian Food At Coya – Picadilly

Coya Review. Guest Feature by Natalie York: The area around Green Park station is arguably a little bit barren when it comes to really great food, … [Read More...]

Eating competition

Trek America Food Challenge

Trek America Extreme Eating: Guest post by Natalie York For those of you keen to do a bit of Stateside exploring on a budget Trek America provides … [Read More...]


Aldi Wine Tasting

Aldi Wine Tasting. Feature by Lisa Hooper: Supermarket wine has come a long way in recent years and those of us who watch Saturday Kitchen often … [Read More...]


Sofitel Wine Days

Sofitel Wine Days at The Sofitel St James:     Sofitel are a global luxury hotel brand with style. Between September 29th and October … [Read More...]


PG Tips Monkey

Learning about Tea with PG Tips – and a #Giveaway

PG Tips - An Introduction and a Giveaway: I love a good cup of tea. I’m one of those people who generally prefers a hot drink to a cold one (with a few exclusions like wine and champagne).  And, I’m a firm believer that a nice cup of tea will make almost anything better. I’ve recently come … [Read More...]

Vauxhall Ice Skating

Ice Skating in Vauxhall – #Giveaway

Win a Family Ice Skating Ticket for London's Newest Ice Rink at Vauxhall: If you live South of the river why not try for tickets at Vauxhall: This season get into the festive spirit at Ice Skate Vauxhall, a brand new urban Ice Rink in the vibrant heart of South London. To make it that little bit … [Read More...]

Wembley Ice Skating

Ice Skating #Giveaway – Wembley Park

Ice Skating Giveaway It's that time of year - the ice rinks are getting set up in preparation for one of the most fun evenings out ever - even if like me, you spend more time on your backside than gliding elegantly!  London-Unattached has two great giveaways for you, depending on where you live … [Read More...]

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