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The Swan at Lavenham: An enchanting weekend break

This year Mr S and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at The Swan Hotel and Spa in charming Lavenham, Suffolk. Little ones safely deposited at the grandparents, it was just a two hour drive to a weekend of pure relaxation.

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South Africa: The Elephant Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay

Anyone who knows me will know about my big love for the gentle giants that roam our earth. Elephants embody a tender and peaceful spirit. These immensely powerful animals have always fascinated me. View Post

Barcelona: 5 must-see sights for a first timer

I love Barcelona. Why? It’s the city that has a little bit of everything. The capital of Catalonia is brimming with culture, a rich history, amazing architecture, picturesque streets, exquisite cuisine and beautiful beaches. The list is simply endless.  View Post

With work, kids and blogging, there really isn’t much time for throwing dinner parties in my life. Although all that changed when La Belle Assiette came on the scene. The company provide a private chef service and asked me if I’d like to host a dinner party. Well, let me just think for one second…err…Yes please!

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Pan-Asian dining at Pan Chai in Harrods

There was once a time when dining in a department store was considered inferior to restaurant dining. How times have changed! They’ve in recent years seriously stepped up their game. I was recently invited to Pan Chai, a pan-asian restaurant located on the ground floor Harrods food hall. This place put a whole new decadent spin on department store dining.

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South Africa: 7 tips for an incredible family safari

An African safari has topped my bucket list dreams for as long as I can remember. Although as we all know life can somewhat get in the way of wanderlusting. At first I couldn’t afford to go, after marriage and buying a house, I still couldn’t afford it. When I could finally even think about booking my dream holiday my little bambinos arrived, bringing a big fat halt to dreams of gallivanting around wild African landscapes and chasing tantalising wildlife adventures.

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5 reasons why you need to visit Lavenham

Set in the heart of rural Suffolk, Lavenham is considered as one of England’s most perfect medieval villages. A tribute to its 300 plus preserved ancient buildings and collection of colourful timber-framed cottages. With an accolade of this calibre the quaint picturesque village was the perfect place to celebrate Mr and Mrs S’s 11 year wedding anniversary.

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