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The #1 Activity You Need to Do in London this Summer

The #1 Activity You Need to Do in London this Summer

In the words of Tim Daly, I feel the need to endanger myself every so often. So when Michelle found out about Up at the O2 – the answer was of course a resounding yes! The Climb You have the option for an Original Climb during the day or a Twilight Climb which is a night time expedition, we chose the original climb as we were only taking a Daycation. They do also offer celebration climbs completed with Lanson Champagne, or…

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Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

As a 26 year old grandma, I visited Reading Festival on a day ticket and then stayed in a hotel. The original plan was to travel to and from Reading via train – that was until they released the set times four days before the festival and our return train time meant we missed Muse completely – so we went for plan b. Here’s my top tips for visiting the festival as a day ticket holder. Plan Your Transport in…

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Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

What was once a bleek empty space beside the M-Shed, is now a bustling Millennial Village. With its quirky menus and uber cool restaurants housed in cargo containers, here’s five reasons to visit Bristol’s newest harbourside development – wapping wharf. Battered Halloumi at Salt & Malt With almost everything being slathered in batter and deep fried these days, battered halloumi is on the better end of these battered experiments. It really doesn’t need much of an introduction. It does what it…

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How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

First popularised by Portugal’s Ágitagueda Urban Art and Music Festival, the Umbrella Sky Project has been a worldwide phenomenon with hundreds of umbrellas being suspended in all corners of the globe. Back for it’s second year, Bath once again hosts the installation with a thousand umbrellas gracing St Lawrence Street mirrored by artificial lawns and flowering telephone boxes. Visitors departing Bath Spa Train Station need only walk a few paces before the spectacle appears before them. Visitors should head in…

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The New Way to Afternoon Tea

The New Way to Afternoon Tea

The BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour just SCREAMS millennial travel! Sightseeing on a Vintage Routemaster Bus while dining on delicate finger sandwiches and mini desserts for a traditional afternoon tea with a twist. I actually have my beautiful Mum to thank for this one, since her search for a cool surprise for an trip to London resulted in finding the BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. At the time of booking this was a completely new experience, meaning an introductory price. While the…

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Top Tips for Visiting Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta

Top Tips for Visiting Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta

Ok so I write this with disappointment hanging over me since well, I actually didn’t get to see any balloons this year and I’m pretty annoyed about it. I was totally unprepared for this year’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, despite knowing that I would be going. So here’s the tips I’ll be giving myself for next year Attempt to Watch Thursday’s Night Glow There were already people in the thousand’s milling around the festival which is fantastic to see and speaks volumes…

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5 Reasons to Visit St Nicholas Market This Weekend

5 Reasons to Visit St Nicholas Market This Weekend

1.Marinated Lamb Kofta Wrap at Matina Now I can only speak for the marinated lamb kofta wrap because it’s what I order every time, so if you’ve been a brave little soul then leave a comment about your favourite Matina takeaway. So about these wraps… added with tzatiki, halloumi and salad this is just the perfect lunchtime treat or just any other reason you can find to treat yourself. I’m actually not going to describe this to you, in the hope you’ll…

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Top Tips for Visiting Stonehenge

Top Tips for Visiting Stonehenge

It’s all too easy to ignore the wonders that lie at your doorstep, wonders that people cross oceans to visit. So I’ve launched a ‘It’s Not All Tea and Scones’ series as I seek to explore my English country of residence. I was a little apprehensive about visiting Stonehenge after a polite warning from a fellow blogger over the sheer volume of tourists, but only living an hour or so away means it was past time to visit. The first thing…

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Cornwall’s Secret Garden

Cornwall’s Secret Garden

Nestled by the quaint little town of Mevagissey,  The Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a fantastic day of exploration hardly believing your in the South of England. These 200 acres of garden, history and romance were only discovered some twenty-five years ago, lost for decades with its ‘history consigned to the overgrowth’.  The Heligan Manor dates back more than 400 years ago to the Tremayne family, making it one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. Think woodland trails…

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Life is a Cabaret, old chum.

Life is a Cabaret, old chum.

You’d think I’d learnt my lesson after a certain ‘ManFrancisco’, where I took my chum to experience her first male ‘strip’ show, except it was less Magic Mike and more Broke back Mountain (Should’ve known with it being in San Francisco’s Castro). But when I saw Proud Cabaret in Brighton, 10 minutes walk from our guest house, I thought – hey! This is going to be great! Walking in I was in awe of the dimly lit venue, crowded with…

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