Little more than a year ago new owners, Tudor and Lucy Hopkins, took over Old Manor Hotel and transformed it into a foodie hotspot in the Wiltshire countryside. The actual Manor House, based near Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa, is written about in the Domesday Book and formed part of the Abbess of Glastonbury’s estate. It […]
Longleat is an animal adventure attraction in Wiltshire (UK), just outside Bath. As someone who was born and bred in South Africa who has gone on many real safaris, Longleat’s is somewhat sterile. For one, the scenery is wrong with its lush, green rolling hills. How it really is: bone dry earth with a flat […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently I stayed at The Gibson Hotel on a press trip to Dublin.