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    A Local’s Guide to Oxford

    February 16, 2017
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    We all have our favourite memories of our favourite cities. Perhaps they’re of warm croissants on a cold morning in Paris; late night Chinese food in downtown New York; or fresh coffee in a hidden piazza in Rome. They are those few special moments that come to characterise an entire stay in a sprawling city; a small collection of instances, glimpses and sights that make up our own personal guides to these many places. I too have a favourite memory…

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    Our love letters to London

    ‘When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life’ Samuel Johnson,  London (1738) Although I can’t remember the first time that Laura and I visited London, there exists a family video of…

    February 8, 2017
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    A Festive Trip to London

    Home for us is Milton Keynes. The utopian dream of left-leaning architects and city planners, the town is neatly divided within a grid system, all conveniently accessed  by traffic-free roads and 124 roundabouts. It’s…

    December 22, 2016
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    Paris House, Woburn: a festive competition

    In 1878, Francis Russell, the 9th Duke of Bedford, fell in love with a house. The incident happened as he walked through the ‘Streets of Nations’: an ambitious exhibition  showcasing domestic architecture from across…

    November 15, 2016
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    The Landmark London

    In a recent blog post on our night at the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards (also known as the night that I devoured my own fortune), I mentioned my love for London. Not the London with…

    November 10, 2016
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    A guide to the Cotswolds and beyond

    Rolling hills, medieval villages and iconic yellow brick cottages epitomise the famous region of the Cotswolds; an area that spans the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. For most visitors to the UK,…

    September 1, 2016
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    The Panasonic Lumix GX80

    Blogger events can be a little strange. Thrown into a room of strangers, most of whom introduce themselves by their Twitter handle, initial conversations can be strained. I find these introductions awkward, conscious that not…

    August 22, 2016
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    A Weekend in Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city that’s long been overshadowed by its own caricature. Built on clichés and contradictions, it’s both the nostalgic home of the Beatles and a city defined by its ferociously passionate football…

    August 11, 2016
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    A Guide to Bath

    ‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath? Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen Bath – one of the UK’s most beautiful cities – has long featured in tourist guides. For over 2,000 years, tourists of…

    July 5, 2016
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    An Itinerary for a UK Road Trip

    Who doesn’t love a road trip? Piling into the car with your friends, you’ve got the roof down and the wind in your hair. Ahead of you is nothing but miles of empty road, adventure…

    June 20, 2016
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    Alice does Afternoon Tea

    ‘The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” I spotted this quote, from the famously harassed White Rabbit from Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, just the other day. It seemed to sum up life at…

    May 4, 2016