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Hayman’s Gin Distillery Tour, London

I first came across Hayman’s gin at the Taste of London food festival in the winter of 2018. I’ve been a gin fan for a good few years and, thanks to the recent gin boom, have tried countless emerging brands.…


A surprise trip to… Barcelona!

Last year, whilst away on a cottage weekend, a group of friends and I decided we would start doing an annual surprise trip – one person is tasked with planning an entire trip in complete secret! We were quite a…


Ali’s top skiing tips for beginners

As told in my recent blog, I embarked on my first ever ski trip to see in the 2019 New Year. As with trying anything new, there was a lot to learn along the way. Fortunately, I was travelling with…


Learning to ski in the French Alps

Skiing has never really appealed to me. Other than a trip to Iceland a few years back, all my holidays have tended to be to warmer climates. Over the years, I’ve been happy to hear about friends’ ski trips but…


A Sunday in Tunbridge Wells

Shortly before Christmas, with the nights drawing in and a busy few weeks at work I was feeling worn out and in desperate need of a chilled weekend. So, when the other half suggested a Sunday trip to Tunbridge Wells in…


Wild camping down under

Pitching a tent has never been my idea of fun. I’d hardly have considered myself a glamper, let alone a camper. So, when a friend messaged me proposing an outback camping trip through the Kimberley region of Western Australia I wasn’t…


New Year Wellbeing Retreat

This time last year I was really feeling in need of a break and time to myself.  Having worked in HR for a number of years I’d attended plenty of personal development workshops and felt like this was the kind…


13 days in Cuba

Havana > Viñales > Trinidad > Santa Clara > Havana Unless you have at least a month to spare you’re going to have to compromise on how much of Cuba you have time to explore.  When I travelled in July…


A weekend in Whitstable

Just an hour and a half drive from London, Whitstable is a perfect (long or short) weekend staycation in a quaint seaside town offering relaxing days out and culinary delights. We took the whole family to celebrate our Grandad’s 95th…


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