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Siena in Tuscany Italy

Siena in Tuscany Italy

If visiting Tuscany then I recommend a visit to Siena; set on three hills with the Piazza del Campo at its centre, reached by winding alleyways and steep staircases. Founded by Senius and Ascanio sons of Remus (twin to Romulus who founded Rome), with statues of the wolf feeding twins spotted throughout. Declared as a(…)

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10 Things to know Before Visiting Tuscany

10 Things to know Before Visiting Tuscany

Tuscany is most certainly one of those places that should be on everyone’s travel bucket lists.  Known for its beautiful landscapes, architecture, history, art and culture as well as fine wines and cheeses. With its central location Tuscany is also a great place to stay for access to travelling to other parts of Italy. Italy(…)

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Things to know about Iceland

Things to know about Iceland

Iceland, known as the Land of Fire and Ice, is one of the most beautiful places to visit: Full of culture, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, natural spas and a place to spot the Northern Lights. Before you plan your trip here are some thing to know about Iceland that I discovered on our short stay there:(…)

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Stonehenge: One of the Wonders of the World

Stonehenge: One of the Wonders of the World

Our trip to Italy earlier this year saw my family tick of two of the Wonders of the World – the Colosseum of Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Therefore, when my cousin and his family bought us an English Heritage Membership last Christmas it made sense that our first port of call would(…)

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Prithvi Indian Fine Dining Cheltenham

Prithvi Indian Fine Dining Cheltenham

The Prithvi is a 5 star dining room offering contemporary Indian cuisine and a first class service. Set in the heart of Cheltenham, along the Bath Road, concealed behind a very modest front – a great location with a car park immediately opposite. The Prithvi pride themselves on sourcing ingredients inspired by the season and(…)

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Relaxing at The Malvern Spa

Relaxing at The Malvern Spa

Diet and exercise aren’t the only areas of health we need to take care of – rest and recovery are also essential to physical and mental well-being. Relaxation can help reduce illnesses caused by stress, lower anxiety, reduce blood pressure, improve concentration levels and make it easier to sleep/reduce fatigue; as well as making us(…)

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Vauxhall Crossland X Review

Vauxhall Crossland X Review

Vauxhall Motors Pyjama Mamas Campaign for the Crossland X is showing the attitude, confidence and swagger to their newest SUV. The advertisement by Mother features confident pyjama clad Mamas strutting their stuff through supermarkets and during the school run. The Isn’t Life Brilliant Strapline which is more than a feeling, it’s an attitude to embrace,(…)

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Thorpe Park Resort’s Shark Hotel

Thorpe Park Resort’s Shark Hotel

There are many reasons for wanting to stay in Thorpe Park’s Shark Hotel which is conveniently situated inside the park. Whether it is because you want somewhere to crash without having to leave – making the very most of a two-day stay; because you have stayed really late (such as on Thorpe Park’s Ministry of(…)

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