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A Weekend in Newquay

The last time I went to Newquay, I was 16, had just finished my GCSEs and spent a week in a caravan with a gaggle of girls from school, all of us drinking waaaay too much Smirnoff Ice and attempting to sweet-talk our way past burly bouncers. Safe to say, Newquay has a bit of a ‘Party-Town’ reputation, which, given my utter loathing for stag and hen parties, has never made it a ‘Must Visit Again’ destination on my bucket list. However reader, I am ready to EAT MY  ...

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Eats and Drinks, Travel

7 Places to Eat and Drink in Brighton

The Mock Turtle Tucked just behind the sea front, you’ll find Brighton’s oldest tea shop. With the most droolworthy selection of homemade cakes in the window, luring in the passers by, and blue willow china adorning the walls and doilies scattered over the tables, this is the perfect slice of old-fashioned loveliness. Go for the Welsh rarebit, stay for the scones. And always go heavy on the clotted cream. East Street Tap For a little sprinkling of NYC attitude, head to East  ...

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Ember Cottage, Cornwall

Last year before I headed off to the land of glitter and fairytales (panto) I took a little break down to Cornwall for a bit of R&R with one of my best mates. It did such a good job of rejuvenating me ready for a whole season of boos, hisses and it’s behind yous that I was keen to do it again  this year before I got my wings out one more time for the lads. So last month, me and Him toddled off down to Polruan, an ancient fishing village in South East Cornwall to stay at Ember Cottage.  ...

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In Bed With Ibis

As a twentysomething trying to scrape a meagre living in the Big Smoke, luxury hotels are always waaaay out of my budget for a night away. However, cheaper hotels don’t necessarily mean rubbish hotels, as I discovered a couple of weeks ago. On a drizzly Monday evening, He and I were invited by Accor Hotels for a night at the London Euston St Pancras Ibis. I’ve actually never stayed with this chain before but the promise of a saucy staycation with my beau in crisp hotel sheets  ...

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