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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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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I was recently invited to visit the newly refurbished gastro pub called The Lazy Pig in the Pantry in the market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. We were so lucky that the day we visited was the hottest weekend of the year so we chose to sit outside so we could enjoy the beautiful sunshine! The pub features a mix of contemporary and traditional décor which brings the outdoors indoors with lots of stylish tropical accents, plant features and fancy accessories throughout the interior. There is a variety of different places to sit, but my favourite part of the restaurant…

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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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