Europe, London, Travel

Day trips from London: Knole

14th April, 2017

This historic house in Sevenoaks, Kent had been on my National Trust radar for quite a while. I wasn’t able to visit last year as the house had been closed while a restoration project was taking place but as of March it is once again open to the public. Over the course of the 14-month […]

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Europe, Travel

A guide to skiing in Val d’Isere, France

15th March, 2017

I’ve recently returned from a ski holiday in Val d’Isere. It was my first time visiting this resort and I now consider it to be one of my favourites in Europe! Here’s my guide to skiing in Val d’Isere… About Val d’Isere Val d’Isere is located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie in the French Alps. […]

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Europe, Travel

Review: Hotel Dukes’ Palace, Bruges

4th February, 2017

Once I saw photos of Hotel Dukes’ Palace, I knew there were was nowhere else I’d want to stay during our trip to Bruges. I could never pass up the opportunity to live in a fifteenth-century castle for a couple of nights! Formerly the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy, this hotel is ideally located […]

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Europe, Life

January Re-cap: Castle hunting, escape room and winter lights

1st February, 2017

What’s been happening this month I got my Historic Houses Association membership in December and used it for the first time at Hever Castle. It had been on my list of places I wanted to visit for a long time so I’m glad I’ve finally ticked it off. I visited over the New Years Day […]

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Europe, Travel

5 Things to do in Bruges

28th January, 2017

My first visit to Bruges back at the beginning of 2012 was only for a couple of hours. It was merely a brief stop en route from Amsterdam to London. Even though I didn’t get to spend much time there I loved the parts I did see and vowed to return and explore the town […]

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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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