One of the local Ember Inns pubs in Milton Keynes has recently undergone a fresh new refurbishment and I was kindly invited to try them out.  I frequently pass the Ship Ashore pub in Willen as it is just over the road from my office, but I’d never actually tried it out before. We popped in one weekday evening to enjoy a new dining experience at the pub which is ran by Ember Inns.  The new refurb has left the pub…

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For those of you who might have forgotten.. Mothers Day is next weekend on Sunday 6th March! My Mum doesn’t like much of a fuss for Mothers Day or birthdays etc so I tend to just get her something small along with some pretty flowers and then we go out for dinner or afternoon tea as a family. If you’re stuck for gift ideas this year then check out some of these goodies you could treat your Mum to… (scroll down…

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I find sometimes that one of the toughest things about Christmas is knowing what to buy for any males in the family. Girls are usually really easy to buy for; either they will give you a list or clothes, perfume, smellies etc are almost always very welcome. But when it comes to buying for guys it can be a bit more tricky, but here are some interesting Christmas gift ideas for him if you’re needing a little last minute inspiration this…

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Part three of my Christmas gift guide series is a bit of inspiration for little stocking fillers. I love having a stocking full of smaller gifts as often a bit of extra thought has gone into them and you can get some really lovely little pressies!    I’m a big thing of all things edible as a Christmas gift, and these beautifully decorated gingerbread biscuits from Biscuiteers would make a lovely little gift! This Christmas tree shaped biccy has hand-iced baubles…

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Last weekend I had the most wonderful fun-filled few days away in London! I stayed at the Kings Cross Central Travelodge which is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, and about a 10 minute walk from Euston. The hotel has a surprisingly grand exterior; with an old red brick wall and traditional arched doorway which leads to the reception. Hotel  We had a room on the fourth floor which was overlooking the back…

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Following on from my previous Christmas gift guide (pampering gift ideas), I now bring you number two from my gift guide blog posts! This one is designed to give inspiration if you need to find the perfect Christmas present for a special lady in your life. Starting off with one of my favourite brands.. Soap and Glory! This S&G ‘In The Bag’ gift set includes six perfectly formed miniatures including some of their most popular cult classic products; Clean On Me…

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