England: Afternoon Tea at Macdonald Burlington, Birmingham

Just the thought of a traditional British afternoon tea fills me with delight – lashings of hot tea, fresh out of the oven scones with a truck load of clotted cream and deliciously rich petit fours – seriously, what’s not to love. So when the Macdonald Burlington invited me to…

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Aspire Lounge at Birmingham Airport – #SecretToHappyTravel

Taking on average 10-15 flights a year over the past 10 years or so, I have never stepped foot in an airport lounge. ‘What?!’ I can hear many of you audibly gasp. Yep, I’ve made it to the ripe age of 33 without ever experiencing the luxury offered by them.…

England: 5* Hotel Boat Kailani – Cruising The Grand Union Canal, The Midlands

Last week we were invited to spend a few days onboard the luxury Hotel Boat Kailani on its journey from Braunston to Blisworth on the Grand Union Canal. Having never cruised any of Britain’s canals we really didn’t know what to expect from our trip. We arrived at Braunston Marina…

England: Glamping it up at Secret Cloud House Holidays, Staffordshire, Midlands

Words cannot describe how privileged I felt when I was asked by my best friend to be her Maid Of Honour at her upcoming wedding. Having been a bride myself I know how important it is to have special people around you in the lead up to your wedding both to…

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…