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London Gay Men’s Chorus will take to the stage for ‘Homo Alone’ this Christmas

London Gay Men’s Chorus will take to the stage for ‘Homo Alone’ this Christmas

Great news for fans of London Gay Men’s Chorus: its annual Christmas concert will go ahead this year, after months and months of utterly scuppered plans.  But now, sixteen socially distanced singers (from the two-hundred-strong group) will be able to bring a ‘dollop of cheer to a difficult year’ this December by belting out some of the classics in a show […]

Our 10 Favorite Italian Cities

Our 10 Favorite Italian Cities

Italy is crowded with beautiful places. The countryside varies so much from north to south. The seaside and the lakes. Its art and architecture, known around the world. And its cities, small and large. The best Italian cities either are loaded with awesome...

Winchester Science Centre review: day out in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre review: day out in Hampshire

Where else can you climb inside a giant guitar, watch Uptown Funk being played by flames, pit yourself against gravity, discover the first man to wee on the moon… let’s start my Winchester Science Centre review by saying there’s nowhere... The post Winchester...

2020 not scary enough for you? Try these Halloween movie nights

2020 not scary enough for you? Try these Halloween movie nights

A recent study by a university in Denmark revealed that fans of the horror film genre are coping better with the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the individuals had learned how to cope with negative emotions, stress and fear in a safe setting...

One day in Dartmoor with kids – family Devon

Home to rugged unspoiled scenery and wild ponies grazing on the local heather, you don’t need to be a long-distance hiker to visit Dartmoor with kids – and during our short stay in Exeter, I was determined to fit in... The post One day in Dartmoor with kids –...

Things to do in Exeter with kids – family Devon

After years visiting Devon, Exeter is one place I’ve always wanted to explore more – so when I spotted a place to stay in the city for our last-minute summer escape, I jumped at the chance to check out more... The post Things to do in Exeter with kids – family...

19 Halloween days out in the UK with kids

As the nights draw in, it’s time to embrace all things spooky, from ghosties and ghoulies to things that go bump in the night on some Halloween days out. contains affiliate links* From the most haunted places in the UK... The post 19 Halloween days out in the...

Museum of London Docklands with kids

London’s history is intertwined with its river – even today, the Thames is the true heart of the city. So a trip to the Museum of London Docklands with kids is the perfect way to discover this side of the... The post Museum of London Docklands with kids...

13 things to do in Greenwich with kids

One of my favourite parts of London, it’s easy to spend a day exploring Greenwich with kids – in fact, with some fantastic family-friendly attractions and its lovely setting on the Thames, you can very easily spend a lot longer.... The post 13 things to do in...

Patty & Bun is launching a new range of budget burgers

Patty & Bun is launching a new range of budget burgers

Patty & Bun is launching Smash: a new range of burgers that’s all about value for money. The burgers get their name from how the mince is ‘smashed’ on the grill to make the patties, and they’ll be available at Patty & Bun’s...

45 things to do in Dorset with kids

She sells sea shells on the sea shore – and if you’re visiting Dorset with kids 200 years on, you can still walk on that very beach and search for the sea’s treasures yourself. Because the tongue twister has its... The post 45 things to do in Dorset with kids...

The 5 Best Italian Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

The 5 Best Italian Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Traveling is certainly not easy these days. Most of us don’t know yet when we’ll be able to get back on a plane. And we miss it indeed! But I want to be optimistic, and (hopefully) soon, it’ll all be over.  What can we do in meantime? Well,...

43 things to do in Norfolk with kids

Wide open beaches and traditional seaside resorts, historic houses and castles, family attractions like zoos, cities and nature reserves, seals and dinosaurs – when it comes to things to do in Norfolk with kids, you’re spoiled for choice. contains affiliate......

Exploring the Deep History Coast in Norfolk

As we gazed into the phone, our view of the sea vanished, to be replaced by a grazing mammoth sauntering across the grassland – augmented reality rather than actual, but exploring the Deep History Coast in Norfolk was proving full... The post Exploring the Deep...

Weekend in Essex with kids – exploring Saffron Walden

If ever we needed to escape the everyday, it’s in 2020 – but while flying somewhere hot isn’t an option, this year has been a good reminder to appreciate what’s close to home… including our latest trip, a weekend in... The post Weekend in Essex with kids –...

Magical Woodland Review: A magical outdoor experience in Cheshire

Magical Woodland Review: A magical outdoor experience in Cheshire

Today I’m sharing my Magical Woodland review, a music and lights experience in a Cheshire woodland. If you’ve enjoyed The Lanterns at Chester Zoo, you’ll LOVE this! The post Magical Woodland Review: A magical outdoor experience in Cheshire appeared first on...

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

‘It’s like a square, except it’s a circle.’ ‘If you’re going to start supporting Tottenham you’ll have to find another house to live in.’ ‘I’ve spent a lot of time on Instagram pretending I have a...

Are holidays in Scotland allowed?

Are holidays in Scotland allowed?

Around the world, lockdowns are easing and countries are lifting their border restrictions. People from the UK are currently free to enter some countries like Italy, and return home, without facing a 14-day quarantine, but despite that, a lot of...

Our 10 Favourite Instagram & Food Blogs

Our 10 Favourite Instagram & Food Blogs

2020 is a year we won’t forget very easily! Unfortunately. Lockdown had been an intense experience. In Italy for example, when we walked out after two months of isolation, some of our beliefs and certainties were gone. Except for one: we could all cook better....

Autumn Days at The Pig At Bridge Place

Autumn Days at The Pig At Bridge Place

Not travelling for six months was something I never envisioned at the beginning of 2020. I don’t think any of us thought this would be the world that we were living in when we celebrated this new decade back in January. When I first hear about Coronavirus,...

Christmas drive-in cinema is coming to London

Christmas drive-in cinema is coming to London

Thought drive-in cinema was a warm-weather-only deal? Think again. @TheDriveIn is sticking some tinsel on this summer’s screening phenomenon and reinventing it for the chillier months. It’s delivering an advent car-lendar of Christmas...

The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Rome

The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Rome

Vegetarianism is more and more common nowadays. Personal beliefs, diets, health. Many people are not convinced that meat is as good as we once thought. Many are slowly eliminating it from daily eating. From being a very niche thing, vegetarianism and veganism...