Last month we were invited to spend the night at The Marlborough Arms Hotel in one of our favourite towns; Woodstock in Oxfordshire. We visited Woodstock for the first time last year and we absolutely loved the quaint little town so we were excited to be going back! We were very warmly welcomed upon arriving at the hotel, which has its own car park which is always handy when staying in a central location. The Marlborough Arms is a beautiful 15th Century coaching inn that overlooks the town’s historical streets. The room we were given was The Churchill Room which…

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Last year we decided to splash out and book a big holiday for 2020! I went on a cruise to the Bahamas a few years ago and I absolutely loved it, so Gavin and I chose to book a 7 night Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean! In May we’ll be sailing aboard the Harmony of the Seas which is the second largest cruise ship in the world and stopping off at Perfect Day (Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas), Cozumel, Roatan, and Costa Maya. A lot of people seem to wrongly think cruises are boring, stuffy and for old…

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, at this time of year it’s hard to escape it! All the shops are filled with heart-shaped gifts, stuffed toys, balloons, and boxes of chocolates. I personally quite like Valentine’s Day – I enjoy all seasonal events to be honest.. especially ones that involve chocolate! For this blog post I’ve collaborated with Moonpig to share what I’m up to this Valentine’s Day as well as some Valentine’s gift ideas. I was provided with a voucher in order to pick my favourite gifts. Gavin and I don’t go OTT on Valentine’s Day but we…

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We bought our new home in September and time has gone by so fast.. I can’t believe we’ve lived here for over 3 months already! I’ve only done one blog post on our new house so far, even though I have lots more in the pipeline, but you can see a glipse in my sneak peek blog post that I published in November. Lots has changed since then but if you’d like to keep up to date with our Victorian terrace house renovation then you can follow my home account on instagram @victoriahouse78 House Hunting When we first started house…

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Last weekend I was invited to the Laura Ashley Tea Room in Burnham Beeches to try out their festive afternoon tea. I’ve been a big fan of Laura Ashley for many years and I actually pinned the Laura Ashley Tea Room on my Pinterest bucket list recently! So I was very excited and honoured to be invited to try out their special festive afternoon tea menu. Tucked away in Buckinghamshire’s countryside is The Laura Ashley Tea Room at Burnham Beeches Hotel. The hotel is an elegant manor house and it’s just a 15 minute drive away from Windsor. The drive…

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