Travel | A Nordic Feast at the Southbank…

Shortly after Lou returned from Sweden, we took a trip to the Southbank centre, and enjoyed a Nordic Feast.  The food was cooked on open fires, and prepared with authentic regional ingredients.  Scandinavian chefs were joined by London chefs who had been on a foreign exchange-style visit to learn new skills, and discover a new ethos.  The expansive canvas tent was dimly lit, and there were two gloriously large fire pits dominating the space.

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The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch, London – a review…

A few weeks ago, I sped up to London to stay overnight at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch.  The following day I was due to attend Blogtacular, a blogging conference, so an overnight stay in London was needed. Arriving at the hotel I was immediately thrown into the beautiful world of pair backed designer living.  A large open foyer with bare bricked walls, large fireplaces and even larger chandeliers, giving the space a feeling of lux grandeur.  On the walls

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Artist Residence Hotel – London…

A few weeks ago, Dan and I stole a night away in London.  I had arranged a meeting with Pinterest the following morning, so we chose to combine that with an overnight stay at the Artist Residence. After hearing really good things about this boutique hotel, we couldn’t wait to get there.

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Friends who you haven’t met…

I have been doing this blogging lark for 4 years now.  Four years next month.  Over this time I have made some wonderful connections, mainly on-line, such this is the nature of this blogging thing.  From very early on, I made good friends with Fran (Mrs Eliot Books), knowing we had a similar sense of humour, outlook and creative mind.  I’ve been lucky to meet this wonderful woman on many occasions, all brief, all too far apart.   So when

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