England: The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate, Yorkshire

As a late Valentine’s day treat I took my husband to the Coniston Hotel and Country Estate nr Skipton, North Yorkshire which is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Being from a city and living in a town I always jump at the chance to get out into the countryside and take in some fresh air. I had read reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor before setting off therefore was expecting something amazing. Check In  It took us just…

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England: St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original Hotel, London

When my husband tells me he’s taking me away for the weekend I always know we are going to have a great time. So when he told me to pack an overnight bag for a couple of days in London I was over the moon. Now I must admit I’ve been to London…well….too many times to count but that doesn’t mean I ever tire of it. On this occasion (a couple of weekends ago) we arrived at St Pancras just…

England: Afternoon Tea, The Waldorf Hilton, London

If you have read my Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley post or follow me on Intagram you will realise my love for the quintessential British tradition – Afternoon Tea is something I take very seriously. It is also something I try to partake in at every opportunity so when my husband and I visited London for a cheeky break last weekend it was essential that I had somewhere booked to cure my craving. As soon as our weekend was confirmed…

England: Welcome/Goodbye – Searcys Champagne Bar, London

‘Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life’ Charles Dickens I’ll be honest I’m not a massive champagne drinker. For me it is something enjoyed on a special occasion – at a wedding, birthday, job promotion etc. not my usual tipple of choice. However on a couple of occasions I have indulged in a nice cold glass or two from Searcys Champagne Bar in St Pancras train station in London. The first time I took my cousin for her…

England: Ashby Woulds Lodges, Derbyshire, Midlands

If you have read my post Parmontley Hall County Lodges you will know I love weekends away in a lodge with a hot tub. I usually have 3 or 4 of these weekends a year either with my husband or with friends, this time it was with both. We met a wonderful couple in Boa Vista, Cape Verde back in 2012 and have met up back in England on a regular basis. With one of their 30th birthdays coming up my…

England: Afternoon Tea, The Berkeley, London

Afternoon tea – a British tradition and something I absolutely love and cannot get enough of. If you follow me on Instagram you will see photographic evidence that I am an afternoon tea addict – FACT! Therefore I take the opportunity to indulge in my addiction as often as possible. So when my best friend and I made a flying visit to London we decided to have afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge. The Berkeley is a…

England: I Love London!

London – the big smoke! The capital of an amazing country (maybe I’m slightly biased). I love London although like many Brits – I wouldn’t want to live there, the only reason being I think it would lose its shine. Can you believe I was born and have lived in England all my life, I had visited numerous other capital cities around the world yet had NEVER visited London until I was 24! Almost a quarter of a century without…