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12 Things to do in Brooklyn

May 25, 2016
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One of my favourite places in the whole wide world is Brooklyn. Stuffed to the gills with young (and not so young) creative people, it’s a wonderland of cutting-edge restaurants, fabulous shops and insanely wonderful Manhattan views. It’s also home to Kirsty, one of my favourite people in the entire world, which gives me one huge reason to visit. I spent two weeks there with her last summer and, as this year’s countdown begins (I only visit in the summer…

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MTT Travel: Chasing Sleep With TEMPUR at Pennyhill Park

April 7, 2016
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If I’m passionate about one thing, it’s ‘me time’. And sleep. OK, so that’s two things, 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 glass of something…

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MTT Travel: Ullswater, The Lake District

March 14, 2016
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Have you ever visited the Lake District? I made a pilgrimage up there last year and it was one of the most naturally beautiful places I’ve ever been. Stunning vistas around every corner, incredible lakes as far as the eye can see and gorgeous towns and villages to discover. Visiting in winter meant there was just a little bit of walking, followed by a lot of scone eating and luxuriating in front of fireplaces when the rain came, and I…

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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: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, LHR – JFK

October 7, 2015
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As I get older I start to realise how important experiences are. When it comes down to it, in my old age will I feel thankful for all those cheaply made Primark t shirts I thought were so important back when I was in my early twenties? No! I’ll feel thankful for that time I swam in a pool on a Bangkok rooftop or had oysters and champagne at the highest point in London. I’ll remember the glee on the…

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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
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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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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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Single Parent Summers

August 17, 2015
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Being a parent when your children aren’t there is an odd thing. It happens for me every other weekend and the odd week during the summer; the kids go off to spend time down south with their dad and I’m left to my own devices. I alternate between a couple of feelings. Always very sad at the prospect of being without my two sidekicks for a few nights, almost a bit giddy at the thought of the freedom of being…

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Affordable Family Holidays in Europe

August 2, 2015
Canal. Amsterdam. Netherland

I’m starting to get to that time with my family when they’re old enough to appreciate a holiday abroad. At 3 and 5 they’ve been to a couple of different countries already – Madrid for a family wedding and our epic cruise a year or two ago – but now I’d like to show them now what foreign travel is really all about. For me it’s all experiencing different cultures, learning new languages, tasting new food. The world is our…

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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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