Matilda The Musical – A Relaxed Performance

Roald Dahl's Matilda

In mid-June, Gabriel paid his first visit to the theatre, a relaxed session of Matilda The Musical. When I was younger, the thought that I would one day have a child with special needs never even crossed my mind. That’s the kind of thing happens to other people, not me. Surely I would be far […]

Fox & Anchor Accommodation

Fox & Anchor's Exterior

In May I paid a second visit to the Fox & Anchor and this time round I can put my finger on as to why I like it so much. As much as I like staying at hotels it sometimes proves to be hard work. For one, I feel obliged to greet and smile at […]

Isles of Scilly

Land's End Shore

Explore the idyllic Isles of Scilly flung off the west coast of England. To be honest, it’s a pain in the ass to get there. We had to take a train, taxi, plane, taxi, boat and another taxi to arrive at our final destination. Next time, I think I’ll fly from London Southend airport to […]

Hell Bay Hotel

Hell Bay Hotel's Exterior

In big cities by the sea, it is not uncommon for hotels to be skyscrapers but in a place such as Bryher in the Isles of Scilly, this would have been a big eyesore. Instead Hell Bay is sprawled in the shape of small buildings over a considerable area. Depending on which direction you’re coming […]

Sofitel London St James

Fresh fruit juices

Admittedly, seven years ago when my first child was born my travel life came to a sudden halt and only recently resurrected very stutteringly. In February, I reviewed a four star hotel and couldn’t help but wonder what the difference was between a four and a five star hotel. Both their facilities and quality would […]

New Duplo Range 2014

Duplo Creative Picnic

After a tough few months of moving house, going on a course, setting up new businesses and starting the divorce process, I literally jumped at the opportunity when we got invited to Legoland for a day. Who best to share the experience with than my three year old daughter, Robyn? Even better, she was asked […]

Lancaster London

Lancaster Hotel's Exterior

After a tough few years and working hard doing a photo shoot all day I was very much looking forward to staying over at Lancaster London. The transition from mother – read chauffeur, personal assistant, gamer, pooey nappy changer, cook, dishwasher, launderer, picking up toyser, neatifier – to being treated like royalty was an easy […]