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A Weekend on Lake Windermere

I’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend on Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Whatever the weather, this exquisitely beautiful part of the country never loses its sense of drama and majesty. It’s been interesting to observe the changes in...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to the Waveney Valley

The Waveney valley is home to some of the most innovative and delicious food and drink producers in the country, and I had the pleasure of visiting several on my recent visit with the Guild of Food Writers. My intention with this guide is to...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to the Mourne Mountains

The Mourne mountains are Northern Ireland’s highest mountains, situated in County Down in the south eastern corner of Northern Ireland, not far from the Irish border. Known for its dramatic scenery, this is a truly beautiful corner of the county...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to Belfast

I have recently returned from another delicious trip to Belfast. It’s been nearly two years since I last visited, and this time, I spent a weekend in the city on my own to relax and enjoy some seriously good food and drink. This is a city...Read more...

A Foodie Guide: Self Catering Luxury in the Lake District

Where to stay My base for the visit was Gate House in Coniston, which is part of the Coppermines Cottages portfolio of properties. Gate House is a traditional Lakeland house at the foot of the Coppermine quarries in Coniston. It was purchased by...Read more...

Where to stay in London

Where to stay in London is something I regularly consider. I am very pleased to bring you a selection of suggestions from recent visits which I hope may inspire future trips. Marble Arch If shopping in London is your forte, or indeed, just...Read more...

A Foodie Caribbean Cruise

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have a last minute opportunity to visit the Caribbean with P&O Cruises on a 14-night cruise. I’ve always dreamed of visiting, having admired photos of sun-drenched beaches, windswept palm...Read more...

A Foodie Guide to Dubai

Where to stay Our hotel for this trip was Grosvenor House in Dubai’s Marina area. It’s one of the older hotels in Dubai and a much-loved favourite which attracts a huge number of returning guests. The hotel is sat across two towers; one is for...Read more...

A New Foodie Guide to Northern Ireland

Just a couple of weeks ago, I packed my bags and flew over to Belfast for a whistle-stop tour of the finest food and drink in Northern Ireland. It had been a couple of years since I last visited Northern Ireland and it felt great to be back. It...Read more...

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