Getting Closer to London with Thistle Hotels #BeCloserTo #ad

Finding things to do together as a family can sometimes be hard. We love exploring new places and making discoveries together. That’s why we’re delighted to be working with Thistle Hotels and trying out their new Blue Badge guide tours designed to get families out exploring and discovering together.   Our experience at Thistle City Barbican,…

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Celebrating our treasures

St George’s Day was at the end of last month. I spotted a few posts dedicated to the love of English culture, including this one by Penny on Wayfair, and was inspired: why not dedicate this month’s arts & culture round-up to England, and its treasures? A traditional way to celebrate the arrival of warmer…

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Arts & Culture round-up: The cruellest month

TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this…

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Arts & Culture Round-up: What’s in your Christmas stocking?

Sigh….I’ve been thinking a lot about Benedict Cumberbatch recently. Those leonine good looks, that well-balanced voice, his piercing, intelligent eyes….since hearing him dramatise Kafka’s Metamorphosis on Radio 4, he’s been on my Christmas stocking wish-list. Imagine waking up on Christmas Day, to find him at the foot of your bed, reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets……. Perhaps there…

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Travel round-up: A time for contemplation

Collating this round-up each month is always enjoyable. I read about amazing places you’ve visited and good food you’ve eaten. I share your adventures and dream about sandy beaches and swish hotel rooms. But travel can often be a time of contemplation. We may visit a destination where we are faced with a country’s history…

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