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.

I spent 4 days in Lisbon at the beginning of July and fell head over feet for it’s chilled out atmosphere with a cool city edge.

After much deliberation, I’ve managed to condense an unforgettable few days in to this – my guide to the perfect 48 hour mini-break in Lisbon (which includes lunch cooked by a top chef, a private yacht, a rooftop swimming pool – and a tipsy tuk tuk tour of the city to boot)! View Post


My 30th birthday came and went in a blur of booze back in December, but my gift from the other half was a mini break in Rome which we took last weekend, as soon as the misery of Dry January was out of the way. As is our usual style, it was a budget trip – cheap flights and an AirBnB studio flat (get £14 off your first booking here) – but what we saved on airfare and accommodation, we certainly made up for on food and drink!

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