I’m In Love. #OperaUndressed
Mar08

I’m In Love. #OperaUndressed

I have honestly just had one of the most glorious nights in a theatre I can remember. It was a Christmas gift from my in-laws – I had seen a mention that ENO run regular ‘Opera Undressed’ events, designed especially for opera virgins. **And no, this is NOT a paid review – the tickets were paid for by my lovely Mother In Law. I just loved the whole thing SO much, I have to share it** Now I know I’m not...

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Our Top Favourite Covent Garden Hotel – Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Review
Nov10

Our Top Favourite Covent Garden Hotel – Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Review

Last week saw us headed to Londinium for a special personal treat; my sister lives in Kent, I live in Dorset, and we really don’t meet often enough. but once a year we DO something. We get out of the house, meet somewhere and spoil ourselves – sort of an annual sisterfest. We did it once to celebrate her birthday, and loved it so much we’ve made it an annual thing. Only this year was different – we were invited to a Wilde...

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Pre Theatre Dinner At The Boulevard Brasserie | Review
Nov09

Pre Theatre Dinner At The Boulevard Brasserie | Review

If you’ve ever headed to the West End for a night out, you’ll know there’s a perennial thorny issue that will face you – choosing your theatre is simple; but choosing where to eat for your pre-theatre dinner? So much harder. Last week saw us headed to Londinium for a special personal treat; my sister lives in Kent, I live in Dorset, and we really don’t meet often enough. but once a year we DO something....

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Covent Garden Hotel Deals – Strand Palace Hotel’s offer is genuinely surprising value
Aug30

Covent Garden Hotel Deals – Strand Palace Hotel’s offer is genuinely surprising value

Recently we had another tick on our ‘Kid-Free New Stuff’ short break excursions list – this time we were heading into London for my very first ballet. Thanks to lovely C, my Christmas present was tickets for A Winter’s Tale at the Royal Opera House; we can’t see an evening show in London and still make it to Waterloo for the last train home to Dorset, so we had a hunt for Covent Garden hotel deals. My first choice was the Strand...

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Looking for food at Old Trafford? Let us introduce you to Cafe Football.
Jun26

Looking for food at Old Trafford? Let us introduce you to Cafe Football.

Lat weekend we were headed for our first ever stay in Manchester. I’ll admit, I was pretty excited – not only was it a kids-free night out, but also my first ever football match (we were going to see the SoccerAid match). We were travelling up from Dorset on the Sunday of the match, so knowing time would be tight we decided the best thing would be to drop our bags at the hotel, and head straight for food at Old...

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Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.
May28

Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.

Trying to find a good Lunch in Covent Garden is ridiculously tricky. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop – WAY too much choice, and the perennial issue of discovering that today’s a pink mice sort of day when I’ve already opted for cola bottles or white jazzies?? It’s tricky. We’d had a fabulous night in Trafalgar Square courtesy of Thistle Hotels (we’d seen Cuba Gooding Jr in Chicago –...

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