It’s been a few years since my mum and I went on a mini break so when the chance came for us to spend 24 hours in Cheltenham with nothing to do other than eating, chatting and relaxing, we both got out our diaries to agree on a date. I can get to Cheltenham really easily and quickly by train from Birmingham New Street station and mum could drive from Devon on the M5. So although it’s not quite halfway between…

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It’s exciting to visit an award-winning gourmet steak restaurant. Especially if it’s the same place where on our fourth wedding anniversary in 2012, Mr Ting and I shared a chateaubriand and Malbec that we have never forgotten. During our recent trip to Edinburgh, we were invited to try the Taste of Scotland menu at Kyloe and relive that celebration from five years ago. The Taste of Scotland menu is something special and perfect for a special treat. You have to go…

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I love Edinburgh. It is a city that Mr Ting and I have visited previously for our wedding anniversary and we loved exploring different sides to it. On our return visit to this lovely city, we stayed at The Rutland Hotel, which is perfect for a romantic getaway. The location of this boutique hotel is perfect for exploring Edinburgh city centre by foot, tram, bus or train. There is no need to use a car when in Edinburgh. We travelled…

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For Mr Ting’s birthday this year, we wanted to escape for some quality time together. We work hard throughout the year and December is full of festive engagements and lots of preparation for a few days off. So a short trip away in the UK is what was needed to take a step back and enjoy each other’s company during such a hectic month. The Bell Inn in the New Forest is only a few hours away and is a…

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If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen this outfit already as it was one of my looks from my trip to Paris. I find it difficult to plan a capsule wardrobe for trips away as I dress for my mood most days. So to prepare for the evenings I wanted to take some chic separates that would work well together for an evening drinking wine in a bar with my friends. This ASOS black bardot top has been…

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