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Vintage Vardos - Fisherton Farm

When one of my weekend jaunt buddies invited me along for a few days away to celebrate her birthday I immediately jumped at the chance. Especially when previous escapades have included Paris and Bruges. This trip, however, took a slightly different tangent.

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Texture London

This year I decided to give Mr S a birthday flashback to three years ago when I flew us both to Iceland for his big 4-0. It was an amazing holiday and our first without kids –  not the easiest to replicate. The birthday treat came in the form a restaurant called Texture.

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Plum + Spilt Milk

The very next day from flying back from my summer holiday in Austria I hot-footed it over to The Great Northern Hotel in Kings Cross for a very special birthday lunch at Plum + Spilt Milk.

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Innsbruck

I think we’ll all agree one of the best things about travelling is experiencing different places and cultures. For me this is closely followed by the food! I couldn’t wait to see what the capital city of Tyrol would offer.

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck located in the Tyrol region of Austria is known as the ‘Capital of the Alps’. Back in the nineties I visited this spectacular city on a school ski trip. This time around I was one of the responsible adults with two kids in tow. View Post

Sky Garden

London is now full of high-end dining with sky-high spectacular views – The Shard, Heron Tower, The Gherkin to name a few. Tonight was all about 20 Fenchurch Street or rather the Walkie Talkie as it’s affectionately known. So off we trotted through the airport like security and whizzed up to the heady heights of the 35th floor Sky Garden.

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The Dolomites

This summer we didn’t want the same old family beach holiday – Tanning on a sun lounger, dozing off to the sound of lapping waves, kids frolicking in the sand. All very nice and believe me exactly what my body craves sometimes, but not this year. Instead I was after some action and adventure. So off we headed to South Tyrol. The land of lush green mountain valleys, bubbling streams, dense forests, isolated villages and snow-tipped mountains all surrounded by the magnificent pink-grey walls of the Dolomites. View Post

Summer in the Dolomites with children

Many people thought I was mad booking a walking holiday with two young kids. Honestly, as the holiday approached I too started to have my reservations. Especially whenever my four year old stretches out her arms and cries ‘Pick! Pick!’ on her regular walk to school.

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