A spa weekend at Luton Hoo

21st January, 2017 Luton Hoo hotel room

On a Thursday evening, my boyfriend and I were feeling spontaneous and wanted to escape London for the weekend on a spa break. After researching a few options we decided on the “Luxury Spa Escape” package at Luton Hoo which included accommodation for one night, a 55 minute spa treatment for both of us, a […]

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Introducing Sunsets and Suitcases

11th January, 2017 London at sunset

It’s here! I hinted back in August that I’d be migrating my blog to a new domain. It has taken a couple of months longer than I expected to make it happen – life and work got in the way a bit. I decided to postpone it until the Christmas break when I had a […]

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16 highlights from 2016

31st December, 2016

At the end of each year I like to do a re-cap post of my travel and personal highlights from the year (you can check out my 2015, 2014 and 2013 posts if you’re interested. This year I’ve decided to do a slightly different format and have come up with 16 highlights from 2016, mostly […]

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A guide to the Luxembourg Christmas markets

24th December, 2016 Photo of Luxembourg Christmas markets

A few weeks ago we took a last minute trip to visit the Luxembourg Christmas markets. I’d never considered Luxembourg as a destination for Christmas markets but BA still had Avios redemption seats available on flights (pretty rare for a last minute weekend trip) so we decided to go ahead and book. We stayed at […]

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November Re-cap: A trip to Bruges

2nd December, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I popped down to Brighton for a couple of days for a conference. Sadly I didn’t get much time for sightseeing as the conference started quite early and it was dark outside by the time it finished! We went to Franco Manca for dinner which was just around the corner […]

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10 of my favourite dessert spots in Sydney

27th November, 2016

Most people who know me (or follow me on instagram) will know that I’m a sucker for a good dessert. Sydney is a city that does desserts well and having lived most of my life there I’ve had plenty of opportunities to sample a fair few. It was actually quite difficult to narrow my list […]

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Sydney’s Secret Garden: Chinese Garden of Friendship

19th November, 2016

I’ve always been guilty of neglecting to visit some of the typical tourist spots in my home town. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I finally visited Bondi Beach for the first time! When I started making plans to move to London I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit these places for […]

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