Keeping Your Next Family Holiday Closer to Home

2020 has been an odd year and many of us have found ourselves drawn away from our usual routines in order to socially isolate or socially distance from one another. This may well have been difficult for various reasons, but at the end of the day, it’s been worth it in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus and save lives. As we’re beginning to learn to work within this…

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A Mini-Break to the Netherlands

Planning a mini-break? There are many lovely spots all around Europe for a short break away but one of the best and somewhere that everyone should visit at some point in their life is Holland. People immediately think about Amsterdam when they think of the Netherlands and – although a terrific city – there is much more to Holland than this. Here are a few of the best highlights for…

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Luxury Parts of the Algarve

If you are looking for the perfect destination for a romantic getaway then you need look no further than the Algarve. This is a glamorous and exotic part of the world which is ideal for a luxury romantic break filled with sunshine, world-famous wine, tantalising cuisine, breathtaking natural scenery and much more. The Beaches The beaches are one of the biggest pulling factors for the Algarve. While it is true…

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Frida Kahlo Making Her Self Up at the V & A

Frida with Olmec figurine, by Nickolas Muray, 1939, Coyoacán, Mexico. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives FRIDA KAHLO Making Her Self Up EXHIBITION AT THE V & A HAVE WHEELS WILL TRAVEL By Fred Harris Since becoming completely wheelchair bound  the possibility of just jumping in the car and setting off on an adventure alone has stopped!…but gladly the want hasn’t! and today was one of those days… Frida Khalo at…

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The Chic Rosebery Hotel

So…here we are…it is the evening before Mum’s Big move! I feel so very tired as it has been a week of frantic sorting and clearing! sorting out the garage, kitchen and understairs cupboards taking rubbish to the dump and more unwanted things to the Charity Shop!…It’s been a long haul! and it has taken it’s toll on me! This week I developed a nasty cold sore on my bottom…

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Columbia Road Meets Cath Kidston from the Archives

(Post first published 25/07/2007) Happily sharing my Archives. Please make a drink and pull up a seat this is a long post….. …Last Sunday we went to Columbia Road Market….we had been meaning to take our friends Sue and Kevin to Cath Kidston for ages, ever since Sue first set eyes on our decoration at home did she want us to take them there, you can’t help falling in love with all those delightful pastel mixes of boho 1950’s…

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THE AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS & MY VOODOO VIXEN DRESS

I’ve just gotta tell ya, what a lovely time we had last week in London when we went to the Amara Blog Awards!…Rosie and I drove to London all the way from our home near Rochester in Kent.  We left about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and arrived in plenty of time in London to have a look around the shops and have a bit of dinner. The first thing…

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MONDAY BLUE’S AN OPERATION AND THE AMARA BLOG AWARDS

To chase away the Monday blues…let’s chill out in my garden and remember that it won’t be long before it is Friday again…   I’ve got a busy week ahead of me…It’s the Amara Interior Blog Awards on Wednesday, for which Rosie and I are going to be driving there. (let’s hope we don’t get lost!)  The NCP car park is very expensive, but we don’t do this kind of thing…

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