Lovin Dublin – a Little Escape

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Exploring the Dublin Food Scene – Lovin Dublin: A major house-move just under my belt with all the ensuing chaos, I’d made a rule and  promised myself that I’d stay at home till after Christmas.  But, rules are made to be broken and an invitation to the Lovin Dublin awards was just too good an […]

The Christmas Market – In Krakow Poland

Poland Krakow Market

Seasonal Festivities in Krakow: Where are you doing your Christmas shopping this year?  I was invited to visit Krakow, the Capital of the Malopolska region of Poland.  Just 30 minutes from the airport, whilst there are many sights in the region, at this time of year  the focal point of Krakow is the stunning Christmas […]

Happy Anniversary Hotel Du Vin

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A Birthday Menu at Hotel du Vin – Henley: How time flies.  I remember the first Hotel du Vin openings (at the time I had a boyfriend whose family lived in Winchester) and it really doesn’t seem like 20 years ago.  But, this successful group of boutique hotels is indeed twenty years old this Autumn […]

The Peat Spade Inn – Hampshire Village Pub with Rooms

Peat Spade Church

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 […]

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 […]

The Cherry Tree Inn – Henley Hospitality at its best

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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 […]

An Introduction to India – Chennai

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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, […]

Amazing Oman

Grand mosque Oman

The Sultanate of Oman: I am a cynic at times.  Having spent much of my teenage school holidays travelling to visit my parents in Libya and Saudi Arabia I was determined not to be beguiled by the advertising slogan ‘Beauty has an address – Oman’. So, why visit Oman?  Well, of course I was curious […]

Staycationing in Wimbledon – Cannizaro House

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Cannizaro House – No Wombles but Plenty of Rabbits in Wimbledon: I’ve developed something of a taste for a London staycation.  For a start, there’s no worry about flights, passports or lost luggage.  Secondly, when you arrive you know your phone will work and you won’t get hit with an unexpected bill.  And finally there […]

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