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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea: One Aldwych

Golden Chocolate Eggs, Lemon and White Chocolate Cake Pops and Rhubarb and Custard Candy Floss…did you know that 14th to 20th August is Afternoon Tea Week? Nope, neither did I but what a perfect excuse to indulge in one of the coolest afternoon teas in London – the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at the gorgeous One Aldwych Hotel. I think you either love or hate afternoon tea

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Dim Sum Treats & River Views: Royal China London

I’ve always been proud of my Chinese heritage and spent most of my years growing up around the delicious street food of Singapore. Now I have my son, who is a quarter chinese, I’m keen to keep our heritage alive and show him all the cool things Chinese culture has to offer. Eating is a big part of asian living and so when Royal China invited us to go and eat some

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Europa House: Luxury Family Abode In London

If you are planning a trip to London with the family but have no idea where to start with accommodation…then read on. Last week I got to have a little peek inside Europa House – a collection of one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments in the pretty canal area of Little Venice. The location is ten minutes from Paddington Station and walking distance to various undergrounds all just a few

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Run Away With The Circus – Zippos

Last week we went to Zippos Circus and it was truly so much fun. I hadn’t planned on going, I generally don’t have a love of the circus but we were bored and in need of entertainment.  Well entertain it did and much more. T-Rex and I ate popcorn together, marvelled at the big top and enjoyed an afternoon of innocent laughter brought to us by some very talented and ‘real’ ringside performers.

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Weekend In Gloucestershire: A Photo Story

As a confirmed free spirit who just wants to live by the ocean and drink out of coconuts, sometimes London living can get under my skin.  I have a love hate relationship with city living but give me a large natural open space and I’m anyone’s. We just spent last weekend in Gloucestershire and it came at a perfect time when living in our little London house with an almost ‘threenager’

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Parent Escape: Spa Day at Chewton Glen, Hampshire

I recently received the best gift a mum can get  – a luxury spa day for Chewton Glen in Hampshire.  If you have not heard of Chewton Glen, it is the quintessential country house hotel and the ultimate Hampshire spa retreat. I’m afraid my photos aren’t wonderful because I was too busy relaxing but I did have a wonderful time and day out on my own which I always think

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Family Day Out: Greenwich, London

If you’re heading to London as a family, you really should put Greenwich on your list of places to visit.  It ticks all the boxes for an easy family day out, largely helped by the enormous park space which you can retreat to should toddler/child boredom kick in.  Greenwich is one of those places where parents can enjoy a portion of good times too – it is right on the

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Brazilian Street Art At The Horniman – South East London

The Horniman Museum has often been my saviour in times of toddler meltdown.  No it is not a place (as its name might suggest) to gain sexual gratification…unless a room full of taxidermy is what floats your boat. Instead it is an oasis of beautiful gardens overlooking London’s skyline and a museum with a schedule of events to entertain both adults and children. To coincide with the Rio Olympics, The

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Ho Chi Minh City With A Three Month Old

We took our three month old to Vietnam.  Sounds crazy but it was actually one of the easier holidays we had with our portable, non-moving, always sleeping, breast-feeding bean.  We visited Ho Chi Minh City during Tết – the Vietnamese new year.  Going to Vietnam during this time with a baby wasn’t a strategic move but it turned out to be hugely advantageous due to there being less people and therefore less pram vs people struggles on

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5 Reasons To Take Your Toddler To The Beach

The other day I thought “I’ve had enough of groundhog day and this freezing cold weather, I need some beach action” and so packed myself and T-Rex off to my hometown of Bournemouth.  I’m so glad we did. We had the nicest few days hanging out in our wellies and bobble hats down at the beach, breathing in fresh sea air and generally getting a change of scenery. The absolute

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