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When Should I Book My Flight For The Best Deal?

Looking for cheap flights? When should you book and how do you know when to play the waiting game? 

You know what it’s like. After hours of Googling and endless advice from friends and family, you finally decide on your big holiday destination. But the flights have gone up in price since you started looking, and you haven’t dared refresh the hotel prices again.

Piaynemo, Raja Ampat
I wouldn’t mind booking flights back to this perfect spot in Raja Ampat, Indonesia!

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Top 10 Things To Do In London In January 2017

The best events, food and music and things to do in London in January 2017.

After several weeks of overindulgence it’s time to kick off 2017 in London with a BIG bang! While traditionally you might have wanted to a) hibernate or b) save money… you might be convinced otherwise with this merry little list of events!

London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2017

London will be seeing in the New Year in an all-singing, all-dancing fashion with dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands and more as the New Year’s Day Parade winds its way through the streets of London. Over 10,000 performers will be bringing this year’s theme of ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ to life.

When: 1st January
Where: Starts on Piccadilly at 12. Find out more about the route here.

Winter Events 

Christmas may have been and gone but there are still some great wintry events in the capital. The Winter Festival continues at the Southbank Centre, with one of the highlights being Adventures in Moominland. The fun exhibition invites people to get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland with a chance to clamber through forests, huddle in caves and set sail on the high seas! If you’ve not squeezed in a spot of ice skating over Christmas, many of London’s best ice rinks are still open for a little while longer. Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do In London In January 2017

REVIEW: The Artichoke Restaurant, Amersham

The Artichoke has consistently been rated as the best restaurant in the Amersham area. After an impressive experience in January, I couldn’t wait to sample their autumn menu.

Amersham’s old town offers a range of dining options. Along with upmarket coffee house The Grocer, chain restaurants Cote, Prezzo and Ask, and several historic pubs, there’s a gourmet neighbourhood offering – The Artichoke.

The Artichoke, Amersham
The Artichoke, Amersham

Chef Patron Laurie Gear and his wife Jacqueline opened the Artichoke in 2002. The restaurant focuses on high quality, beautifully presented seasonal dishes, served with a dash of magic. I visited on a weekday evening to sample the seven-course autumnal tasting menu (with wine pairings). But first… a glass of rosé champagne to kick off a very special dining experience.

The menu at The Artichoke, Amersham
The menu at The Artichoke, Amersham

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Top 10 Things To Do In London In December 2016

The best events, food, music and festive cheer in London in December 2016.

London’s ice rinks have reappeared, the lights are on, shoppers are maniacally doing Santa’s work for him and everyone’s knocking back mulled wine like it’s water. It might feel like all eyes are on the 25th now, but in the run up, there are still plenty of things to do in London this December.

Go Ice Skating

From the historic settings of the Tower of London, Hampton Court and the Natural History Museum to the magical illuminated rink at Canary Wharf, there are plenty of opportunities to get your skates on this month. For a really glam experience head to Somerset House and enjoy a Fortnum and Mason’s afternoon tea after skating on the rink in the courtyard.

**Check out my guide to London’s best ice rinks and win tickets here**

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

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