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Coffee & Cwtsh in Wales

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About half way up the A470 on our trip on our road trip North towards Snowdonia and Bodysgallen Hotel & Spa is the town of Bulith Wells. Standing at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Irfon, in the Welsh (or Upper) section of the Wye Valley this small town has grown from its strategic position crossing the river, somewhere you cannot miss travelling North…

Snowdonia National Park

Driving through Snowdonia, North Wales

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We’re just back from a few days travelling around Wales. We had booked the weekend at Bodysgallen Hall and Spa driving from Bath and back to Cardiff as part of the trip. I’d planned to take the scenic route to enjoy more of our time exploring North Wales not the faster motorway. Turns out there is really only one principal…

An Evening with Nick Mason

An evening with Nick Mason

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Last week I joined a conversation with Nick Mason and about 100 other guests. The evening was part of the Prudential Series of talks with accomplished and well-known guests who have a story (or two) to tell. The event took place at the China Exchange in the heart of London’s Chinatown. Nick Mason’s chat was my first ever Prudential Series…

Cocktails & Drams at the Edinburgh Epicurean

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A recent visit to Edinburgh for some speaking engagements gave us the perfect excuse for a night out with some old friends. We’d booked for dinner at Cucina in the G&V hotel off the Royal Mile. The G&V had come highly recommended, and I’d heard they had a good bar there too. So we pushed the table reservation back and…

Roof Deck Selfridges

A Touch of California in the Centre of London

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On the roof of Selfridges, one of the London’s most iconic department stores, you will find The Roof Deck. Open during the summer months; this restaurant offers Calfornia style dining in the heart of London. Once you navigate through the perfume counters of the ground floor, you come upon just one elevator with a sole destination – the roof! As…

Nata and co Portugese Bakery

Coffee & Tarts in Cardiff

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I asked my Uber driver for food recommendations around Cardiff. It was my second weekend in the city and I was still finding my culinary feet. Opposite the castle, he said, was the most wonderful Portuguese bakery that we must try. This Cardiff institution was home to the famous Portuguese Custard Tarts. To be honest, I’d never heard of and…

Red Speedboat

Porto Cervo, Millionaire’s Playground

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Porto Cervo is a small town on the Eastern Coast of Sardinia that rivals Monaco for bling and boats. Visitors to Sardinia looking for a touch of glamour and some serious people watching should take time to visit and soak up the atmosphere. Located about half an hour’s drive North of Olbia airport, Porto Cervo around a natural harbour with luxury…

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Coffee & Chill on Lindisfarne

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Not a lot happens on Lindisfarne/Holy Island which is one of the many great things about this place. Situated across a causeway, inaccessible at high tide, Lindisfarne is a haven for bird watchers and tourists keen to see the beautiful castle and priory. Dining and drinking options on the island are limited to the two pubs, one hotel and odd…

Riviera Julia Stiles and Adrian Lester

Riviera: Sexy Skullduggery in the South of France

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Riviera is the latest blockbuster Television Series from Sky TV, showing on Sky Atlantic here in the UK. As major fans of the South of France and movies (have you seen this list?) we just had to watch this. The story opens focuses around newlywed Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles – Jason Bourne, Dexter) as she starts to unravel her late…