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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The Wavendon Arms pub has recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment with a brand new menu and glamorous look! The Wavendon Arms is located just on the outskirts of Milton Keynes in the small village of Wavendon, which luckily is only five minutes away from me! I was invited to their press night to check out the stunning new stylish interior and to give their fancy new menu a try. The Wavendon Arms has reopened as a premium gastropub, bar, and restaurant with an airy, beamed dining space and an upscale British and Mediterranean menu. It’s the perfect place to…

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We’re very near to completing on the purchase of our new house and we’re so excited to finally get the keys after waiting all these months! One of the things that we’re most looking forward to is having our own garden, as at the moment in the flat we have no outside space at all. We can’t wait to be able to use our new sun loungers in our very own (south facing!) garden. TJ Hughes recently sent me their Valencia duo set which includes two comfy relaxer chairs with built-in head rests and a handy small table with two…

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I was recently invited to eat, drink and get cosy at The Five Bells country pub in Weston Turville near Aylesbury. We took a drive down there on a rather wet and glum Sunday afternoon and were instantly welcomed into this cute typically English village pub. The Five Bells has recently undergone a big refurbishment with a whole new look and updated menu so we were looking forward to seeing what they had to offer. The Five Bells was built in 1854 and oozes rural charm and rustic character. There are lots of exposed bricks, fireplaces, wooden beams, and antlers…

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Buying a house and getting a mortgage can seem daunting at first glance and you may not know where to start. Whether you’re a first time buyer or are looking to move on to a bigger place, it can be hard to begin the process of buying a home. I’ve previously shared with you my story of being a first time buyer and the process I went through when buying my flat. And now, two years later, I’m starting the process all over again as I am moving on to my new place! Even if you’re not ready to buy…

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