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Nikki’s 2017 Travel Bucket List

Nikki’s 2017 Travel Bucket List

My travel bucket list of places to visit is endless — mainly because I just keep discovering exciting new destinations to add to the list — so I’ve decided to plan my year in seasons, so I can start ticking them off.

Escape to the country: 5 British rural escapes

Escape to the country: 5 British rural escapes

Don’t get me wrong, city breaks are wonderful. And I have an endless list of European cities that I’d like to visit some day soon – Edinburgh, Lisbon, Florence and Reykjavik to name a few. But this year, I’m hoping it becomes the Year of […]

The perfect day in Hay-on-Wye: an itinerary

The perfect day in Hay-on-Wye: an itinerary

There’s so much more to Hay-on-Wye than the annual literary festival that takes place in early summer. It’s the perfect place to escape from daily life all year round and although it’s small in size, you can easily wile away a weekend pottering around the […]

Australia Day events in London

Australia Day events in London

It’s Australia Day! And to celebrate, there’s some amazing events going on in London! So it’s time to don your finest green and gold outfits, sing Kylie at the top of your lungs and start practicing your best Home and Away accent! Tuesday 26th January […]

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

There’s no better spa destination in the UK than Bath, which has been a hotspot for R&R for over a thousand years, thanks to its series of natural springs and their health-benefiting properties. The first spa developments were founded by the Romans in AD 70 […]

The London Scoop: Icing Lates at Biscuiteers

The London Scoop: Icing Lates at Biscuiteers

I’ve often wanted to learn how to use a piping bag properly when decorating my cakes and biscuits. More often than not, my attempts at icing look more than a little amateur, so when I heard about Icing Lates at Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique and Icing […]

The 12 days of Christmas… in London

The 12 days of Christmas… in London

Want to make the most of Christmas in the capital? Here’s our picks for what to see and do this December in London. On the first day of Christmas… Soak up the atmosphere in Covent Garden with a hot chocolate and take a stroll through […]

A Londoner’s guide to Chinese New Year

A Londoner’s guide to Chinese New Year

The Year of the Monkey is nearly upon us and it’s time to celebrate the Chinese New Year in London. On Monday 8th February 2016, the city will come alive with all things Oriental but the celebrations don’t stop there… The Sunday after the big […]

Brunch in SW London: Scoffers Kitchen

Brunch in SW London: Scoffers Kitchen

My love for a good brunch knows no bounds. And regular readers of the blog will know just how far I’ll go for a good Eggs Royale on a Saturday morning. But this week, I deterred slightly from the usual. I went for something different. […]

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

As I made my way through emerald-green countryside, the rugged Blue Stack Mountains in the distance lit up in a glorious golden glow as the sun punched through the misty clouds above, I could see straight away why Donegal is one of the most popular […]

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Tucked away off a quiet country road, Gilpin Hotel immediately gives the impression of a hidden hideaway and I soon realised what sets it apart. The hotel may be high-end, but it’s also family run and retains a sense of homeliness and warmth; especially when it […]

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

The boutique hotel 42 The Calls – a converted 18th century corn mill on the banks of the River Aire – is situated in the winding, cobbled streets of The Calls, once the heart of the industrial revolution in Leeds. The building was saved from […]