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Travel: Reykjavik and Beyond

Taking my own advice for once (see Ten Tips for Beating the January Blues), the BF and I took ourselves off for a few days to Iceland last week. Normally I would be craving sunshine at this time of the year, but knowing that the best time to see the Northern…

A Traditional Cottage Restored to Former Glory

Having spent the last week at our recently purchased holiday home stripping it back to it’s bare bones, I can really appreciate a beautifully restored cottage in another part of the country.
Nestled in the coastal Pembrokeshire countryside, this one-bedroom cottage and its outbuildings date back to the early 1800s and were…

Daydreaming about Daydreamer, Cornwall

I’ve been doing a little market research over the weekend into luxury self-catering holiday rentals. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! We’ll soon be renovating our own little holiday rental cottage and well, you know, it’s important to see what the competition is doing. Trouble is,…

Take Me Away: Orchard Keepers

As winter starts to settle in here in the UK I’m wondering why I didn’t get round to booking that winter break.  Well, ok, so I’ve had other things on my mind like keeping up the momentum on a quarterly magazine and app (Heart Home of course), establishing myself…

Perfect Venues for Perfect Stays

Now that autumn is here to stay it would be lovely to up sticks to somewhere with wide open skies, rolling countryside and crashing waves.  It’s been a long time since I visited Cornwall but I can still remember the cry of the gulls and the salty air, and…

A Day by the Sea

Hasn’t it just been the perfect summer so far?  I’m really beginning to appreciate the life of a newly fledged free-lancer.  No commuting, no fixed hours, no office politics and no vacuum packed sandwiches for lunch.
Just the freedom of my own schedule and the ability to take a day…

Postcard from Majorca

Just back from the most relaxing week in the sun.  Blue skies, even deeper blue pool and nothing to do all day but kick back and chill.  I even re-discovered my latent love of swimming.  But best of all?  It was in beautiful surroundings with my loved ones.
And guess…

Reflections and Resolutions

Are you enjoying the snow my lovelies?
Just this time last week I was enjoying the balmy weather and blue skies on Gran Canaria.  And I have to say relishing the luxury of the 5* Sheraton Salobre courtesy of a very good deal on Secret Escapes.

It really was a time…