Amsterdam Canals

Cardiff Airport recently announced that it was expecting 35,000 passengers over the Christmas period – up 9% on last year – with the most popular destination being Amsterdam.

Having recently taken the short KLM hop over myself, I can’t say I’m surprised. It’s a gorgeous, picturesque city, with the city centre located just minutes away from the airport by public transport.

And the best thing? My return flight cost me less than £100! If you’re looking for a great destination for an affordable mini-break in 2017, this is the one. View Post

Christmas fireplace

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the biggest fan of afternoon tea. My lust for savoury food is far stronger than my sweet tooth, and I am really not all that bothered about cake – especially not the dense, spongy kind found on so many afternoon tea stands across the country. Sorry Mary Berry!

So there I was, thinking that afternoon tea was one of life’s little luxuries that I just wasn’t that into, but then everything changed.

I tried the festive afternoon tea from The Angel Hotel & Restaurant in Abergavenny.  View Post

I was invited to stay at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny and therefore all food and drink was complimentary. However, I was not obliged to write a positive review.

If you’re looking for a great budget hotel in central London, I’ve found a real gem for you. It’s cheap, quirky, and well-located – but it’s the hotel’s green credentials which really set this forward-thinking business apart. View Post