Eiffel Tower

Paris 

I have recently returned from the dreamiest stay in Paris. My best friend, Grace, and I had secured tickets to see Dita Von Teese at the Crazy Horse and decided to make a long weekend of it over Easter.

We stayed at the oh-so-cute Hotel Paradis in the 10th Arrondissement.  It was a great location Рthe area appears a little rough around the edges but is filled with hidden gems.  It is a little like the Parisian version of Shoreditch. Continue reading

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Weekend love 

 {{New house}}

After a year of searching, we have finally had an offer accepted on a house – hurrah! I’m so relieved that the endless open days, Rightmove searches and hideous offer process¬†is hopefully¬†over (fingers and toes crossed!) ¬†Despite it being very early days, my head is full of plans! ¬†I’m desperate for a pink front door, I just need to work out how to persuade the boy…. Continue reading

Beach Huts at Wells-next-the-Sea

A week in Norfolk

Rather than buy each other traditional Christmas presents, Gaz and I treat ourselves to a mini break each January.  It’s a great way to beat the winter blues.

We had been on a lot of city breaks so decided to head for somewhere a bit more relaxed this year.  I had heard great things about Norfolk Рbeautiful coastlines and a great food scene. Then I found Cartshed Cottages at Sharrington Hall at my mind was made up. Continue reading

Bali – Ubud (Part 2) Komaneka Tanggayuda

We decided to end our time in Ubud with a few nights in a boutique hotel. There are so many great hotels in Ubud to choose from, it was a tough decision.¬† Contenders included the Hanging Gardens (incredible pool but perhaps a bit remote), Uma by Como (definitely one for another time), the Royal Pita Maha and the Four Seasons. Eventually, after reading lots of reviews (and I mean a LOT), we decided on the Komaneka resorts.¬† There are four Komanekas in Ubud and we decided on Tanggayuda – mainly for its incredible infinity pool but also because of its location. ¬†The hotel is set in a peaceful valley, overlooking rice fields and lush rainforest, but¬†it was only a 10 minute drive to central Ubud should you wish to venture out (as it turns out, we didn’t!) Continue reading