It's a well known stereotype that all English people speak like the Queen, have bucked teeth, and love tea. Real tea - a full bodied English breakfast tea. None of that iced tea, ginger and honey, chai stuff, no, real tea. I'm sorry to burst some of that bubble: I have a rather eclectic accent … Continue reading Why the English Love Tea
Independent review What woman doesn't enjoy a spot of afternoon tea? There's something quintessentially British about tucking into finger sandwiches and scones while sipping on tea from a bone china cup, and I love it. I love it so much so that last week, I spent my Saturday with a few friends at the newest … Continue reading Eat: By George Afternoon Tea
In our last post about Ted, he'd been with us for two weeks and was settling in well. I listed the following next steps, and although I didn't set a target date, the three month mark is as good as any. Be warned, cute pictures and videos are coming! We need to teach Ted to … Continue reading Pupdates With Ted – Three Months
Whether you're alone, with a partner, with your pets, or with your kids, staycations can be a brilliant alternative to an expensive holiday abroad. I am a huge advocate of spending time exploring your own country, but with an abundance of food, without the security of your gym or exercise class, or hotel gym and free exercise sessions run by the entertainment team, I know it can be hard to remain motivated to keep fit.
Despite what Instagram leads you to believe, holidays and travelling aren't always picture perfect. Everyone knows that when you step out of your comfort zone, there's a risk of serious unfortunate events occurring, be it lost luggage, crime, or a 'holiday belly' - if you know what I mean. But, even if the logistics of your holiday goes swimmingly, there's always a chance of a classic #travelfail.
Disclosure: I am not in any way affiliated with Gatwick Airport, or any other UK airport. All opinions shared in this post are entirely my own. Sometimes, you just want to have a little break from the UK, and that means you'll likely have to fly. As an Essex resident, I am a comfortable driving … Continue reading Why I Fly From Gatwick
A few weeks ago, I shared a post that busted some of my top B&B myths, so it's only fitting that I share my best advice for spotting a great UK B&B. The best B&Bs have three elements: positive reviews, clear photographs and up to date facilities. Your first job is to consider your budget. … Continue reading How to spot a great B&B
We have had Ted (our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) in our lives for only three months, but as someone who didn't grow up with a pet in the house, I've learnt a lot about responsibility, and a lot about dogs. In today's post, I'll be sharing the top five things I've learnt about owning a … Continue reading Five Things Every New Puppy Owner Needs to Know
After bursting through the doors of Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch, London, ten minutes before our reservation, we were informed that we would have to wait a while for our table. Despite being annoying and setting us in a sulk, it meant that we were able to hit the bar and order some drinks. Luckily, I … Continue reading Drink: Blues Kitchen, London
Independent review of Bounce, Old Street, London.