Sorry for the silence over on my blog lately – I’ve had a busy few weeks! At the end of November Visit Cheshire kindly invited me on a trip to Chester to visit the historic walled city at this magical time of year and enjoy the Christmas market. We got the train from Milton Keynes directly into Chester, which took less than an hour and a half! It was so easy and amazingly quick and no need to change trains. I was very excited to stay in Chester as I’d visited briefly a couple of times when I was younger…

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Last month I was very kindly invited to stay at the Solent Hotel; a premier four star hotel with spa facilities in Fareham, Hampshire. We decided to stay over my birthday weekend which made it a lovely little treat and we had the best couple of days! With all the hassle of moving house and dealing with solicitors etc I felt like I needed a nice relaxing break so this was very much needed. Solent Hotel is located in Fareham which is between Portsmouth and Southampton, so it’s right by the sea! On our drive down to the hotel we…

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I’m still waiting patiently for my summer holiday, but it’s not until September before we jet off to Kos in Greece for our all inclusive resort break! As much as I love a sunny holiday like that where you can chill at the hotel pool all day, I’d been wanting to book a cruise for a while now. After a lot of time and research trying to find luxury cruises, we’ve now actually booked a Caribbean cruise for next year! I went on a cruise to the Bahamas a few years ago and I can’t wait to experience cruising again…

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Last month we spent the weekend in the quaint little market town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. We were invited to stay at The Feathers Hotel which is a 17th century town house which has been turned into a charming boutique hotel. Woodstock is located about 20 minutes north of Oxford city centre and on the edge of The Cotswolds, so it’s the perfect place to stay if you’d like a weekend away with plenty of pretty villages nearby. The historic town of Woodstock is also home to Blenheim Palace which is a short walk down the road from The Feathers…

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Last month I was kindly invited to check out the new Marriott hotel in Oxford. The Courtyard by Marriott hotel is located south of the city centre in Abingdon, which was just a short drive south from Oxford itself. It’s also within reach of Bicester Village shopping outlet and many of The Cotswolds villages, so it’s an ideal location to explore the local Oxfordshire area. Oxford Oxford is one of the most popular places in the UK to visit, so we we’re looking forward to exploring the city as I’d never properly been before. Unfortunately the weather was bitterly cold…

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I am proud to say that I was born in Milton Keynes and I even bought my first AND second home here, and I plan to stay here for the long run. It’s a really unique town – I absolutely love it here and I can’t imagine ever living anywhere else to be honest. I’ve been a Milton Keynes blogger for over 8 years now, and MK is sometimes mocked by those who have never actually visited – but there’s plenty more to the town than just concrete cows and roundabouts (although there are over 130)! It might not be…

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