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South Africa: Safari luxury at River Bend Lodge

South Africa: Safari luxury at River Bend Lodge

When planning your first South African family safari the Eastern Cape reserves are by far the best. Malaria-free they offer the safest option when travelling with children. We spent three wonderful days at the charming River Bend Lodge.

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Calcot Manor: A family friendly luxury retreat

Calcot Manor: Family friendly luxury retreat

It was my turn to host Christmas this year, a responsibility bestowed on us all as we get older. The days were lost in a whirlwind of merriment and joy. By the time New Year arrived a complete wind down and serious relaxation was in order – Time to let someone else worry about the cooking and cleaning.

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Frog by Adam Handling: A Review

Frog by Adam Handling: A Review

Ever since Adam Handling opened his first restaurant The Frog E1, I’ve been hankering after his food. You could say life has majorly got in the way of my food cravings. Making bookings, cancelling, illness, babysitting fails – the list is endless. In the meantime, the former 2013 Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, wasted no time and opened restaurant number two.

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2017: the Curious Pixie travel round up

2017: the Curious Pixie travel round up

Entering another year, it’s time to look back and reminisce on my travels of 2017. If I had my way I’d be glued to a plane and constantly feeding my wanderlusting ways. However, life does tend to get in the way of this master plan. Over the years it’s led me to become shrewd with my annual leave for optimal holidaying.

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Middle Temple: A walk through history

Middle Temple: A walk through history

Hidden away between Fleet Street and The Embankment is a place where time has stood still. The Temple is home to a beautiful ancient church  and one of the main legal districts in London. The grand terrace now houses barristers chambers and the cobbled streets adorned with gas lamps creates a real secluded and tranquil space in the heart of the City.

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Escape to Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa

Escape to Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa

You know the saying, the older get the wiser you become. Well, I’m certainly holding on to that particular gem with two hands and running with it.

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Wulf & Lamb: Chelsea’s vegan neighbour

Wulf & Lamb: Chelsea's vegan neighbour

Veganism in today’s society is big business. More people are embracing the plant-based diet, giving rise to a surge of vegan eateries sprouting up across the UK. One in particular had my taste buds tingling in anticipation since its opening. View Post

Top 5 stops on the Garden Route of South Africa

Top 5 stops on the Garden Route of South Africa

High on the list for many Cape Town visitors is to experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives. We were no exception and couldn’t wait to hit the 200 mile scenic road which winds around South Africa’s southeastern coastline. View Post