#M9Mani Mobiles, Manis & Money Saving Abroad With Three

I love travelling but one of my bugbears, is mobile phone roaming charges. Find out more about ‘Feel At Home’ which lets you use your mobile abroad at no extra cost. Continue reading #M9Mani Mobiles, Manis & Money Saving Abroad With Three

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Afternoon tea, Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel

Lady Who Afternoon Teas At Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel

I adore London but sometimes she can be so manically frantic, a sojourn to a country retreat is required. The brilliant thing about London is that escaping the madness can be a mere hop away. With perfect timing, I was invited to afternoon tea at Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel, a new hotel on the outskirts of London – 20 minutes on the train from Kings … Continue reading Lady Who Afternoon Teas At Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel

London: Far from the madding Oxford Street crowds: John Lewis Roof Garden

You could discover something new in London every single day. Yesterday I discovered that there is a roof garden on the top floor of John Lewis on Oxford Street.  It’s so peaceful up there far from the madding Oxford Street crowds. The garden has been designed by Tony Woods, RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2013, whose winning design was based on achieving tranquility … Continue reading London: Far from the madding Oxford Street crowds: John Lewis Roof Garden

Travel Tip: Olive & June nail salon, Beverly Hills 90210 – the best nail place ever

Whenever I travel I always head to the nearest drugstore on an expedition to discover what exciting new beauty bounty I can score. Secondly whenever I have time I like getting my nails done somewhere locals go. And so on a recent trip to Los Angeles, several recommendations lead me to discovering the best nail salon ever – Olive & June.  The salon is located … Continue reading Travel Tip: Olive & June nail salon, Beverly Hills 90210 – the best nail place ever

Travel: Spa-ahing At Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall

My sister has recently become an Essex girl. For my birthday she decided to treat me to a spa visit in her neck of the woods. And so I found myself in the swanky surroundings of Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall, in the middle of the scenic Essex countryside. Kukana Spa is located in the basement of Orsett Hall, a modern four-star hotel set on acres of … Continue reading Travel: Spa-ahing At Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall

Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

I recently went to Barbados for the first time (yes I know I’m a very lucky girl!)  and thought I would share a few travel tips. Barbados is pretty much picture postcard every which way you look. The sea really is that turquoise blue colour, no filter required. The Caribbean paradise island, though technically not in the Caribbean – have a look at a map it’s … Continue reading Travel Tip: Fine Dining At The Tides, Barbados

Danica Patrick - the most successful female driver

The Indy 500: Ladies and Gentlemen. Start your engines!

I am not a petrolhead. I don’t drive. I have no real interest in cars. If asked to describe a car, colour is the only characteristic I can generally recall. And yet one of the best weekends I’ve ever had was in Indianapolis for the Indy 500 – pretty much car central. The Indy 500 (the race takes place in Indianapolis and covers 500 miles) … Continue reading The Indy 500: Ladies and Gentlemen. Start your engines!

Travel: 5 Places I’ve Never Been (And Why I Want To Go)

I do love a wishlist so was delighted to be invited by Chelle (wearer of fabulous bling and co-founder of BrownGirlsFly travel blog) to take part in the last stop of the Travelling Brown Girls Carnival. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel a far bit taking in five continents so far (yet to set foot on Antarctica and Oceania) but there’s still so much more … Continue reading Travel: 5 Places I’ve Never Been (And Why I Want To Go)

New London Cable Car: Best Public Transport in London Ever

Unless you’re James Bond it’s not often you can say you commuted to work by cable car. I recently had the chance to do so and it was awesome. In 20 years of using public transport in London, this is unquestionably my BEST JOURNEY EVER. No trying to avoid inhaling random strangers’ BO, no feeling like Garfield squashed against a window, no crowds, no standing … Continue reading New London Cable Car: Best Public Transport in London Ever