5 Things to Look Forward to This Autumn

Only a couple of weeks ago a friend told me she was feeling a bit blah; going through the motions of life if you will. She put it down to having nothing to look forward to. It can feel a bit like that when you return from your annual summer holiday can’t it? The holiday blues are most definitely a…

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Popping My New York Cherry {Part 2}

If you read Part 1 of my trip to New York last month, you will know that the first two days were pretty action packed. We had four days to see as much as possible and I was on a mission. Taking teenagers was a risk (anyone who has ever parented teenagers will know that they are on a go-slow…

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Long Weekend in New York with Teenagers {Part 1}

It took 46 years for me to finally take my first footsteps in New York and I can safely say that it was well worth the wait. The first 36 hours were spent pinching myself – after all those years of having it on my bucket list, I was actually there! If you’ve been to New York, you might understand…

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A Little Spring Catch Up

A new season begins (summer, you are most welcome) and another one ends. You know what that means don’t you? It’s time for a quarterly catch up. First things first, a confession: I missed my winter catch up! It turns out that I wrote a few lines, completely forgot about it and never hit publish. I’m sure you’ve all been on…

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A Little Autumn Catch Up

My head has been awash with potential posts over the last few weeks, a sure sign that I’m long overdue a catch up on here Autumn is always such a busy time of year for me but I do love it. September signals the start of all things new and I’m so in love with the changes that nature brings…

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A Little Summer Catch Up

It’s been a while since I wrote a chatty post but it’s halfway through summer, we’ve been on holiday, and I am feeling in need of a catch up. I love that a blog can be like an online diary (albeit one that the whole world can read!) and when I started blogging five years ago, that was my intention.…

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Wish You Were Here? Summer in the Alps

I know what you’re thinking, the Alps is a winter destination: snow, skiing, a sneaky vin chaud at the top of the mountain. Well yes of course it is, but have you ever considered going in the summer months? We hadn’t, until we bought an apartment in the Alps. In fact even then, we assumed that Les Gets would be a…

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Wish You Were Here? A Weekend in Lisbon

Every five years, three girlfriends and I jet off for a long weekend, usually to a city in Europe, hopefully to a place that none of us have been to before. Ten years ago we set up a bank account, agreeing to deposit £15.00 each month, to ensure that this little adventure actually happens. You know how the intention is firmly there but the funds…

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Wish You Were Here? Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery in Laverstoke, …

All we needed was the excuse of a 50th birthday and one Gin Cocktail Masterclass plus Gin Tour, was booked. With three months to look forward to the event, Sunday 15th January couldn’t come soon enough. If ever there was a gin-lover’s paradise, I think the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery in Laverstoke (near Basingstoke) is it. Before registering we were greeted by…

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