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London With Kids: Chi Kitchen

April 23, 2016
8 Hours in London with Kids

I think it’s OK to admit that, when my children were little, taking them for big days out wasn’t my favourite thing to do. Even if there was another pair of hands to help the experience would be this huge production – from the huge hurdle that was getting everything you need packed into one bag (and the list of stuff you need for a young child is ENDLESS) to manoeuvring a buggy over rough terrain or up and down escalators… it…

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A Shrek Adventure Review

August 26, 2015
Shrek Experience

Last Friday I headed on down to South Bank with my two monkeys for a day of fun culminating in DreamWork’s Shrek’s Adventure. The interactive Shrek’s Adventure is based inside London’s County Hall, right next door to The London Dungeon. Shrek is one of the most popular films in our house and we couldn’t wait to see what treats were in store for us! We arrived early for our slot and were greeted by an absolutely massive Princess Fiona. We joined…

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Three Do South Bank

August 25, 2015
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  Is there anything more beautiful than London in the sunshine? Yes there is – London in the sunshine when your children are behaving like little angels! I used to be a bit scared of bringing my beasties into town. I never quite got the hang of using the pram on the tube’s network of escalators and relying on black cabs got to be quite expensive. So I saved the journeys into London for the times when I was working or…

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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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Modern Mexico In London: SelfridgesXMexico

June 8, 2015
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A little while ago I was invited to visit Mexico. Well, kind of. I love Mexican food. The one terrible thing about living out here in Milton Keynes is that there’s literally no decent Mexican food to be had anywhere. We have a Las Iguanas, true, but if a ‘Latin’ restaurant doesn’t even make fresh guacamole as part of their offering then I don’t want to know. A Wahaca would be the dream, but I’ll just keep dreaming. God, I…

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Half Term Happenings: South Bank

February 18, 2015
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It’s half term: are you climbing the walls yet? I took a trip to South Bank in London a couple of weeks ago to seek out the best of the holiday activities this February to help us chase the boredom away. If you’ve never been here with your children before you really should – there’s a wonderful programme of events with activities from children 0+, so there’s really something for everyone! Here’s my pick of what’s going on at Southbank:…

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MTT Does Shoreditch

July 12, 2014

Even though it’s a good six years since I lived there, Shoreditch is still my favourite area of London. It’s not edgy anymore, it’s not particularly trendy (don’t you have to go to Putney to be trendy these days?), but I love it. I know the streets, the bars, the coffee shops, the people… it’s a vibrant and fun place and I just love to be there. In the last six months I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot…

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In Lieu Of A Big Long Blog Post

June 9, 2014

Because – who knew? – commuting into the big city five days a week is kicking my arse in twelve different ways. Getting in at 7.30pm means that all my (limited) remaining creative juices are being sent in the way of my evening freelance work and I’m literally so tired that when I sit down to blog the words just don’t come. I have a million and one thoughts on the world of work from the eyes of a single…

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MTT Travel: The Cavendish, London

April 4, 2014
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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
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  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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Good Things Come To Those Who Blog

September 9, 2013
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It’s been four years since I started this blog. Four long years. In October 2009 I wrote something extremely well thought out and literary like OH MY GOD I’M PREGNANT WHAT THE HELL DO I DO NOW?! and that decision may have changed my life a little bit. In those four years I’ve given birth twice, started the process of divorce (just the once… for now), gone a bit mental with the pressure of kids, work and marriage, found happiness,…

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