The Magic of Kefalonia….

…and the tonic that we needed. I couldn’t think of a more beautiful and charmed place in the world to visit for our first trip outside the UK in two years…. Within thirty minutes of landing we were swimming in the clear blue, Ionian waters, it was a breath of fresh air, a relief, and […]

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Staycation -with Bramley products

Back in April, Bramley Products very kindly sent me one of their Bramley Weekend Kits, having been a big fan of theirs for a while now, after being introduced to them though our stays at Artist Residence Hotels, I was more than happy to indulge. Bramley Products are made in the British Countryside, all with […]

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THE SPINKS NEST, NORTH NORFOLK

Tucked away down a little Norfolk country road, is the most perfect, cosy and very welcoming little hideaway- The Spinks Nest. From closing the door into the little nest you become enveloped by such a warmth, in the most gloriously eclectic hideaway, conjuring up all the feelings of I want to stay forever with simultaneously […]

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Summer In The Uk | Shepherd’s Barn, west Sussex

The final edition to the Summer in UK series…..Yes, it is November but for some unknown reason it has taken me a while to get to pen to paper with the last part of our trip. Perhaps little to do with still pining for Summer and maybe a little of wanting to keeping this beautiful […]

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Summer in The UK | Penzance

A Summer spent in the UK and an Autumn spent reflecting on it. It feels a bit late in the day to be still talking about what we got up to in August but sometimes you need a little time to reflect and collect thoughts, or even the need to keep it to yourself as […]

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Summer in the UK | The Rectory Hotel

I was lucky enough to be swept away to the Cotswolds to the beautiful Rectory Hotel for some Summertime bliss.   It was a Birthday treat which felt one hundred more times a treat this year.  The weather was a balmy 33 degrees, the journey was a couple of hours drive through the very pretty Wilshire […]

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Summer in the UK | A week in North Devon

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to escape to North Devon for seven days with my family. After having two holidays cancelled and maybe a little too much time spent in my kitchen, I had a desperate urge to escape ( as we all must have felt over these crazy few months) and […]

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Midsummer Days

Well hello Midsummer, how did we get here?  Not that I am not pleased to see you but it has been a slightly odd, bumpy track to get us to this meeting point.  Some might say a life changing, history defining, incomprehensible, journey across unknown terrain to get here.  Hurrah, we made it and aren’t […]

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Postcards from Puglia….

 This post was originally written at the start of March, just a few days before Italy went into lockdown and then we subsequently followed.  I decided not to post it at the time  as I felt it was insensitive, not important and it it quite frankly it didn’t sit well to be indulging in my […]

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Greek Island Hopping | Donoussa

We left Pino di Loto ridiculously early to catch our ferry to our final Greek Island. With heavy hearts, off we were Donoussa bound and within three hours hearts were lightened as we arrived at the beautiful Little Cyclade and at the tiniest port.  The bluest, clearest of water, it could have been the Caribbean but […]

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