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City breaks, France, Lille

A Lille trip by Eurostar

Located in France’s northern Hauts-de-France region, close to the Belgian border, Lille is a surprisingly short journey from the UK. It’s a great destination for a quick and hassle-free mini-break, or as a way of getting those travel juices flowing again after lockdown. Getting there There are indirect flights with […]


Travel joy: Coffees of the World gift set

One of my favourite things is dreaming of future travels and adventures in far-flung places. Unable to go anywhere special during lockdown (the supermarket doesn’t count!), those dreams have only got bigger by the day. As pretentious as it sounds, I love to surround myself with a few nice things […]


Travel joy: Hawaiian beers

I absolutely love everything about the design of these Kona Brewing Co. Hawaiian beers. I spotted them in my local M&S and they struck me because of their beautiful, idyllic Art Deco-style illustrations which transport you to a different time and place. At £2.20 a can they’re certainly not cheap […]

City breaks, Europe, Iceland

Visiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Iceland’s impressive, luminous Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s top tourist attractions and features on countless bucket lists. But for many who get to visit, it becomes one of those decisive “loved it or hated it” places. I’ve been contemplating it’s “Marmite effect” on the public. (For the record, […]