Glastonbury 2017: What to pack? The festival essentials

It’s festival season and the only festival I ever attend is Glastonbury. This is my seventh year and hopefully not my last. So, before I head off, here’s my list of essentials: A tent Let’s start with the obvious. You’ll need somewhere to sleep… To be honest, I’m still not sure how to put tents …

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Champagne Afternoon Tea in London – Amba Hotel Charing Cross

If you’re stuck for something to do on a weekend, an Afternoon Tea in the centre of London is the perfect way to spend your time. Amba Hotel Charing Cross sits among the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery but is peacefully quiet. You can get a little lost on your …

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Can Paixano: My favourite place to eat tapas in Barcelona

I want to share a secret with you: La Xampanyeria. Can Paixano is my favourite eating spot in Barcelona. It's not just my favourite because it sits on a tiny side street called Reina Cristina, which literally translates as Queen Cristina...  but I'd be lying if that wasn't part of it. My mum is from Barcelona …

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Horse riding has become my most healing hobby

Sitting down to write this post made me wince with pain. No, this blog isn’t that much of a chore... I’ve been horse riding for the first time in months and, although my body hurts like hell, my mind feels calmer than ever. Increasingly, horses are being used for mindfulness - proving especially effective for …

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Caganers and Caga Tios: Catalan Christmas and New Year

This year I spent Christmas with the Catalan side of my family. In case you didn't know, Catalonia is an autonomous region of Spain and Barcelona is the regional capital. They have their own unique culture, part of the reason they voted for independence from the rest of Spain. A Catalonian Christmas is rather different to a British one: there …

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