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…

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I am proud to say that I was born in Milton Keynes and I even bought my first home here (and will be staying in MK when I buy my next place!). It’s a really unique town – I absolutely love it here and I can’t imagine ever living anywhere else to be honest. Milton Keynes is sometimes mocked by those who have never actually visited – but there’s plenty more to the town than just concrete cows and roundabouts (although…

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A couple of weekends ago (when it was the hottest February on record!) we went for a lovely little weekend away to Norfolk. I love exploring the UK, and we were kindly invited to stay at Woodlakes Park; a log cabin holiday park with fishing lakes set within 66 acres of rural parkland. The park is located near to Stowbridge in King’s Lynn, but the nearest town is Downham Market which is a short drive away. The north Norfolk coast is…

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At the beginning of last year I did a blog post on my travel plans for 2018, so I thought I’d do something similar for 2019! I’ve already managed to get a few little trips booked in for this year which I’m very excited about, but I’m also starting to think about a bigger holiday for 2020. I’m trying to save up as much money as possible in 2019 as I plan to sell the flat and buy a ‘proper house’,…

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At the end of September we enjoyed a short holiday to the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta! I visited Malta a lot as a child as my Mum is Maltese, so we used to go every couple of years to visit family and soak up a bit of Mums culture. I hadn’t been for almost 10 years so I was very excited to revisit the island again, but independently as an adult this time! As a kid I wasn’t really interested…

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Last Saturday we went into London as we had a nice little weekend planned and a night booked at The East London Hotel in Bethnal Green.  The second time me and Gavin ever met was in May 2016 at Slam Dunk Festival whilst The Story So Far (a pop punk band from California) were performing, and so their songs kind of became ‘our songs’. Listening to them reminds me of that time when he kept talking to me in this noisy…

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