The one about the yoga retreat

I don’t actually know where to start with this one if I am honest.   To such an extent that I haven’t been able to get my head around the angle I want to come at this post and have, therefore, sat on it for ten days.     I should probably just start at the beginning

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A visit to the Ronald McDonald House in Southampton

It might be Ramadam and several hours into today’s fast but Abdullah is cooking waffles for anybody who wanders along to the day room on the first floor.    Whilst Abdullah might be observing the ritual of not eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset he is more than happy to cook waffles because it

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Top Tips for choosing a villa holiday

I don’t know about you but choosing a villa to stay in can be an absolute minefield, with no guarantee you are actually going to find the villa as described in the glossy brochure, or ad on the internet.   We have stayed in some shockers over the years, and have had varying degrees of success in remedying

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Top Tips for being Mother of the Bride

Have a daughter Wait for her to get engaged Until earlier this year I thought that was pretty much it but since Caity has started planning her wedding in earnest over the past six months I have had more of an insight into what the role of Mother of the Bride actually entails.   Or doesn’t.

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An A to Z of Gin

  Four years ago I visited my first gin distillery, more out of curiosity than anything else.  I drank the occasional gin but I still wasn’t sure it was the drink for me.  Certainly I had realised that tonic wasn’t.   Gin was just on the verge of the massive boom we have seen recently that

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