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  • Exploring Shanghai China

    Tweet After our supremely comfortable Virgin Atlantic flights to Shanghai both No 1 Son and I were WIDE AWAKE and fuelled by nonstop food, drinks and movies; we hadn’t slept at all, and arriving…

    August 24, 2015
  • Afternoon tea at The Savoy review

    Tweet It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big fan of afternoon teas – not just because of the cakey buns *cough* but because I think it’s a brilliant idea for a special occasion if you’re…

    August 4, 2015
  • Eating out in Montreal

    Tweet       Maybe I shouldn’t mention the doughnuts. Anyone who has ever been to Canada knows that doughnut chain Tim Hortons serves the lightest, fluffiest doughnuts (donuts) in the world; I mean they just…

    July 17, 2015
  • Exploring Montreal

    Tweet So, I spent the weekend exploring Montreal, Canada, which isn’t as mad as it sounds, because it’s only around five hours to fly there and six hours back, and the time difference is…

    July 16, 2015
  • The One with the BIG family travel adventure

    Tweet As my friends will tell you, I’m TERRIBLE at keeping secrets (unless it’s something very serious, of course) so for the past few weeks I’ve been sitting on my hands in case I…

    June 23, 2015
  • The importance of gap year travel

    Tweet No 1 Son and I are currently having a debate about what he should do during his gap year; I want him to travel, experience the world and life (after he’s worked to…

    June 16, 2015
  • The most beautiful buildings in the world

    Tweet One of the things I love about travelling is seeing different buildings; even though we have some astonishing architecture in London, and I grew up here and have seen so many fabulous changes…

    June 10, 2015
  • Cool design in Helsinki

    Tweet Another of the highlights of our Baltic cruise last week was Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The first time we visited Helsinki a few years ago it was scorching hot, which was a bit unexpected…

    May 29, 2015
  • 2 days in St Petersburg Russia

    Tweet So last week we were in the Baltic, which is one of my favourite places in the world – you get all that Scandinavian cool and fairytale capitals combined with dark, dramatic history, spectacular…

    May 28, 2015
  • Day trip to Lisbon and my airport shame

    Tweet The final port of call on our Spanish odyssey wasn’t actually in Spain at all – it was Lisbon, Portugal, again somewhere I’d wanted to visit for years; as soon as I saw…

    May 15, 2015