The Picture of Dorian Gray

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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 you. Mr. Gray is opening his beautiful home for the good people of London to enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas. With gifts under the tree, candle-lit carols over […]

The Thermos Coffee Challenge

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Thermos Vacuum flasks and the Overnight Coffee Challenge Guest feature by Alex McMeekin: Thermos flasks and me go back a long way! Our lives have been interwoven over many years, having used them camping and walking, and mainly for outdoor pursuits. It was interesting therefore to be invited along to collaboration between Thermos UK and […]

Dinner at Plateau – Canary Wharf

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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 of Canada Place with its own private lift to ferry diners in the most glamourous surroundings, the restaurant looks over to One Canada Square Tower. The skyline certainly is […]

Going Down Under in Old Street – Antipodean Experience

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Antipodean experience – Hardys finest wines and delicious food and service by Lantana. Guest feature by Sarah James: It seems like no time at all has passed since I was in Australia this time last year, enjoying visiting ‘cellar doors’, and seeing amazing wildlife in its natural setting. Instead of a friendly ‘gudday’ in the […]

The Peat Spade Inn – Hampshire Village Pub with Rooms

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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 […]

Old Manor Hotel – Near Bath

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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 […]

Where to Stay in London

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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 here.  I know I am lucky to have ready access to theatres, galleries, great restaurants and even free street entertainment.  One thing […]

Learning about Tea with PG Tips – and a #Giveaway

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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 […]

Revolution – Clapham Junction

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Bar Review – Revolution, Clapham Junction. Guest Feature by Natalie York: Throughout my student days I was always aware of Revolution as a decent place to go, try lots of flavoured vodkas and get pleasingly smashed. Apparently they’ve been serving food for a while now but with the launch of their new menu I think […]

First Sights in Sri Lanka

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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 […]

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