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MTT Travel: Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin Review

March 31, 2017
Chalet hotel l'Ecrin review

When I started considering a ski holiday en famille (cos that’s how they say it in the Alps, innit), I considered our accommodation carefully. Basically, up in the mountains you have a few options: a self-catered apartment, a staffed chalet or a hotel. For me, self-catered was out. When you’ve spent the day on a mountain, the last thing you want to do is return to an apartment where you’re expected to cook and clean as you would at home.…

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A #ThankGoodness Optiwell Treat: Win a £350 Luxury Hotel Break

September 14, 2016
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It’s fair to say that being a parent is bloody hard. Whether you’re a single mum or an attached dad or a legal guardian, the responsibility of being in charge of small human beings is massive and something you can rarely escape. There have been times where even the smallest of parent-based responsibilities have freaked me out: I remember once writing a shopping list soon after Hux had been weaned and feeling totally overwhelmed with the pure responsibility of feeding…

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MTT Travel: Bloc Hotel Gatwick

July 11, 2016
Bloc Hotel, Gatwick

Airport hotels are a necessary evil. Much like visiting the dentist, getting a bikini wax or spending 50 quid on a pair of school shoes that will shortly be scuffed to buggery, splashing out on a hotel that you need for the sole purpose of being close to the airport is not The One. Hotels are supposed to be luxuries, places you visit for relaxing weekends, breakfast in bed and 1000 thread count sheets. They’re for lovely long dinners, top…

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MTT Travel: Chasing Sleep With TEMPUR at Pennyhill Park

April 7, 2016
pennyhill park review

If I’m passionate about one thing, and it’s ‘me time’. And sleep. OK, ailment so that’s two things, help but when you’re a sleep-deprived mother you tend to spend an inordinate amount of your ‘me time’ catching up on sleep, LOVELY SLEEP, so it goes hand-in-hand. And so, on the weekends when the children are with their dad, I quite often find myself chasing the best quality sleep possible. This usually involves one of the following: a big bed, a…

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MTT Travel: 48 Hours In Bournemouth

February 25, 2016
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Ahhh, Bournemouth. One of my favourite places in the whole wide world. I was born there and though we moved away before I was two, we spent a lot of time back on the beach when I was growing up. I guess that’s why I like taking my two back to good old Bournemouth. To make memories, to enjoy the bracing British seaside (and it generally is very bracing). There’s something so wonderful about the sea air, that expanse of sand…

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MTT Travel: The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset

September 8, 2015

We’ve had a busy summer this year; the children have had a couple of weeks with their dad, I’ve been abroad and juggling work, we’ve had trips into London. The six weeks have flown by! I felt like I wanted to enjoy some proper time with my two little funballs so last week we took a couple of nights to enjoy the south coast, with the first at The Pig on the Beach in Studland, Dorset. The Pig on the Beach –…

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MTT Travel: The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NYC

September 4, 2015

When I booked to go to New York for my 30th birthday I knew the saying ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ would apply. Because you only get one 30th birthday and the last time I’d been in The Big Apple was mid-divorce so I thought, you know what, LET’S DO THIS. And knowing I was visiting Williamsburg for the week there really is only one place you can Go Big Or Go Home at: Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn – a review…

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MTT Travel: The Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

July 6, 2015
The Town Hall Hotel review

On occasion I’m one of those people who gets smug about no longer living in London. I noticed it when I went for lunch with my Sister-in-Law recently; I started waxing lyrical about the low crime rates, big houses, affordable living costs and good schools out here. And it’s only 30 minutes into Euston!!! Amazing!!!! I do adore living out here, it’s true. I have a house with a big garden for less than my old Shoreditch studio flat, I can…

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MTT Travel: The Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

May 8, 2015

If there’s one thing I like in life, it’s a nice hotel. I will book into a hotel at every opportunity, I really do daydream about them. The robes, the room service, those huge bloody baths. I’m one of those bonkers people who will squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of their stay; if check-in is at 3pm I will arrive at 12pm to just enjoy the ambiance of the bar or lounge (free time to read magazines? I’M IN)…

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MTT Travel: The Cavendish, London

April 4, 2014

Even though I no longer live in London I would definitely say it is my spiritual home. Something about the place is so energising: the atmosphere, the culture, the food, the tourists, the traffic. I love it all and every time I make the thirty minute train journey into the city I feel excited at the prospect of spending a few hours in my favourite place. But a few hours never seems to be enough; luckily I have a good…

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MTT Travel: London In 24 Hours

January 9, 2014

  Since I split from my husband I have relied on my friends more than ever before. When I was married my husband was my best friend and I definitely neglected my female relationships in favour of this relationship. One of the best things about splitting up has been re-discovering the connection I have with my lady friends and I couldn’t be happier with the brilliant examples of womankind I am surrounded by. Unfortunately one of the best friends I…

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