I was recently invited to stay at Chicheley Hall, a gorgeous Grade I listed English country house just outside of Milton Keynes. The 18th century Baroque style mansion is home to 48 rooms, a restaurant and a bar all set within 80 acres of beautifully kept grounds. Its secluded countryside location offers the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Bedroom After checking in at reception we went to find our room, the Cartwright suite, which is part…

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Last month we took a short ‘staycation’ to The Cotswolds where we stayed in a gorgeous stone cottage for a lovely long weekend. We booked the cottage on Airbnb earlier this year and I was so excited when the day finally came around for our trip! We’d planned just to have a nice chilled break away from home for three nights and it was the perfect little getaway we needed. Although we did end up doing lots of walking and eating…

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I say plans, but I haven’t actually got around to booking anything for 2018 just yet! My boyfriend Gavin has just started a new job which means he no longer has to work weekends (yay!) so this means now we can go on weekends away. Yippee! Once he’s all settled into his new workplace we can both look at booking some annual leave for a  proper holiday too! The only down side to this is that Gavin used to work for…

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To get into the festive spirit, earlier this month Gavin and I took a day trip to Birmingham to visit the Christmassy sights. I used to go to university in Birmingham (many moons ago now!) so I always enjoy visiting the city to see if anything has changed and what’s new. On our trip we visited the Christmas Market, the Christmas Illuminated Lights Trail at the Botanical Gardens, and then went to the Broadway Casino Restaurant for dinner. German Christmas Market…

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Back in September (ages ago now!) we went on our summer holiday to the Greek island of Rhodes which is somewhere that I had wanted to visit for years! After a lot of research and deliberating we decided to book our accommodation at the Amada Colossos Resort with TUI. The all inclusive resort is situated between Kalithea and Faliraki and located on a stretch of sandy beach. Bedroom We picked the Amada Colossos as it was only re-opened in August so…

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A few weeks ago we had a lovely relaxing break visiting Kingston Upon Thames and nearby town Richmond. We had such a nice couple of days walking around and we were so lucky with the weather! We stayed at the four star Mitre Hotel in East Molesey which is next to the River Thames and also right opposite Hampton Court Palace. The location of the hotel was perfect for us to go out exploring. We arrived early so before we could…

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