A Solo Hotel Visit to the Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking, Surrey

I did something very decadent this weekend. Something that I hadn’t originally intended to do, but circumstances changed and I thought what the hell. I spent the weekend in a hotel on my own! Not just a random hotel, more specifically, Mercure’s Burford Bridge hotel in Boxhill, Dorking (because they invited me), but I was […]

Amba Hotel Marble Arch – A Weekend Away at Christmas

    T’was the weekend before Christmas and Dexter and I had been invited to review the new Amba Hotel in Marble Arch. It’s not often we stay overnight in London so thought we’d make a weekend of it.   We headed up to London by train on the Sunday afternoon and as per, Southeast […]

The London Eye & A Hotel Picnic

    Dexter started senior school last Thursday and we’ve already managed to fight about his homework. Go the Suttons! It feels like forever ago that we had a lovely couple of days in London exploring the city so whilst trying to ignore shouts of, “But I don’t know what I’m meant to be doing!” […]

Things I’ve done whilst Dexter has been on holiday

    I talked earlier in the week about how Dexter was on a week long residential with his school, which meant I was child-free for a whole week. Now be honest, I bet you’ve all been dying to know what I’ve been up to haven’t you? Well wonder no more … here’s what has […]

Ox Pasture Hall, Yorkshire – Review

    We were invited to stay at the Ox Pasture Hall hotel in Scarborough and it fit perfectly in with our Great Northern Adventure, which you can hear about here, here and here.  We have never been to Yorkshire before and Scarborough is to the North East of Leeds.  I think.  I never was […]

The Great Northern Adventure | Day 2

    Day 2 and I have never looked, sounded or felt more hideous.  We were originally planning to see my friend Nickie but as you’ll see from the beginning of this video, it was never going to happen.  She-bola had now hit me HARD.   But I did get to meet another of my […]

A Day Out at the Laura Ashley Hotel

    I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Laura Ashley’s (relatively new) hotel in Elstree last week, The Manor … you may have seen the #LauraAshleyElstree hashtag flying around with lots of photos of cakes and chess boards!   The afternoon started out by meeting up with my lovely blogging friends Kate […]

Legoland and Best Western Royal Adelaide Hotel Review

  I was lucky enough to have won a competition a zillion years ago (last year,) that was run by Tots100 in conjunction with Best Western Hotels and Legoland.  I decided to take my prize last weekend and I was then asked to write a review of my weekend for Best Western’s Blog.   Head […]

Easyjet Blogger Trip to Barcelona – Part 4 (The W Hotel)

The W Hotel, Barcelona Whenever I go away which, granted, has been fairly infrequent in the last … ooh, six years, I always end up staying in a middle of the road hotel.  A 3* … 4* for a really special occasion.   I might … might … even plump for, wait for it, breakfast too. […]