Woolbeding Garden

Woolbeding Garden is managed by the National Trust, though the house that sits within it is let by them to a private family (Lord Sainsbury and his partner who remains resident there following Lord Sainsbury’s death in 2006). To say the garden is a hidden gem would be an understatement. My parent live locally and even worship in Woolbeding Church yet they were unaware that such a spectacular garden lay

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Our top places to eat in Amsterdam

Before we travelled to Amsterdam over the Jubilee weekend I had done my research on top places to eat in Amsterdam, made a short list and booked at least one restaurant for each day. Bruce thought I was mad but knowing how busy it would be, with many places also still struggling with staffing levels I wanted to know we were in the places we wanted to be in. Leaving

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Making yogurt with Probio7 — AD

I have to admit I am not always a fan of yogurt. Well I am, but sometimes I find they are just too, well yogurty. The flavour is a bit too over the top and the mouth feel is a bit synthetic rather than creamy. You know how a goats cheese can sometimes just taste of grass? A bit like that. But then I have never made yogurt at home,

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Coronavirus finally caught up with us

Not that I feel there is anything to say that hasn’t been said already but Coronavirus has finally caught up with us and I feel I need to acknowledge that here somehow. Having kept a bit of a diary during the early days so I could look back on it in years to come it only seemed right that two years after we first learned about Coronavirus, and now that

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Whipsnade Zoo #AroundTheWorldIn30Days

Whipsnade Zoo recently invited us to spend the day at the Zoo as part of their #RoundTheWorldIn30Days campaign. The campaign is aiming to encourage us to walk 40,075km in the month of June, the circumference of the globe, and to raise money whilst doing it to help endangered animals. The zoo invited us along to see how many kilometres we could clock up by wandering around the zoo for the

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Motorpoint makes buying a car easy, we find out just how easy — AD

My dad once drove from London to Sydney.  Obviously he didn’t just wake up one morning and decide he wanted to see the Opera House up close, it took months if not a year of planning.  He did it with friends and in his 1950s Jaguar XK140.   The drive took three months and, not content with putting his feet up and saying he had done that, he then set

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Bumper Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022 — AD

Looking for a bumper Father’s Day gift guide? Or wondering what to buy this Father’s Day for your own father, grandfather, significant man in your life? Well this is the gift guide for you. I have a whole host of fabulous ideas, some of them under £10. Please note that these items were all sent for the purpose of inclusion in this gift guide. Winston the Highland Cow — Red

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Father’s Day Foodie Gift Guide — AD

If the men in your life are as big a foodie as the men in mine then this is the gift guide for you this Father’s Day. Packed with gift ideas for foodies this Father’s Day so shall we get straight to it? Oh and don’t forget to check out my other Father’s Day gift guide if you are looking for more general ideas this year. Please note that these

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The travel industry needs to change

I couldn’t really think of a title for this post that wasn’t 20 words long and I guess “the travel industry needs to change” just about sums it up for me. I have been ranting in my head about the travel industry for a while now and thought I should finally get them out of my head and down onto paper. In a post Covid, and Brexit, landscape it is

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Five perfect bridesmaid gifts

This post contains gifted items It’s that time of year isn’t it? The warm weather always coincides with wedding invitations landing on the doorstep, and I think this year more than ever couples are making the most of the extra bank holiday in June as we have a few invitations for next month already! One of things on a couple’s to do list might also be what to buy as

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Do you dine alone?

Do you dine alone? Would you? I am only asking because I have a confession to make. I don’t. Won’t almost. Along with never going to the cinema on my own (I wrote this back in 2019 about solo cinema trips), I don’t eat by myself either. I did try, once, at the Ivy on the Kings Road in London but it was a complete disaster. I was encouraged to

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Baba West baby supplements, a review

The wonderful thing about being a granny is that you get to see how things have moved on since you were a parent. It’s amazing how things have changed and moved on in the last twenty five years and I am here for it! When I first became a parent I was living in the Middle East and the only skin care product you could buy for babies was Sudocreme,

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