I love interiors and beautiful properties. I’m one of those avid fans of home shows on TV – constantly imagining what my dream house would look like if I actually had any money. My tastes are pretty simple – think homely meets Miami beach house, meets country-side chic.
I am pleased to report that perhaps the MTM family are not cursed with bad weather after all, that our run of bad luck has ended… well, for a time at least! We’ve just spent a glorious weekend on the Isle of Wight and the sun actually made an appearance – much to the relief of our friends who accompanied us. We visited beaches and attractions I’ve not been to since I was a young girl, and our mini-break served as an excellent reminder that you don’t have to go too far from home to feel like you’re on holiday,
After excitedly planning our road trip to Burgundy in France, we were dismayed when news reports came in that there was a fuel crisis. French workers were striking over pay disputes which resulted in six out of eight oil refineries being closed, no fuel being replenished and petrol running dry at thousands of gas stations across the country. (more…)
My Travel Monkey’s guest writer Barney Harsent had a blast at the recent Alfresco Festival and is happy to report that you really can go clubbing with your children in tow…
Among the scare stories handed out to prospective parents before they give birth is that babies signal the end of your social life, kicking grown-up fun into touch along with sleep and the likelihood of finding a top without baby food on it. (more…)
Brooklands Hotel & Spa has a unique position which sees its front exterior overlooking the famous Mercedes-Benz World track – of which the hotel takes its inspiration from. This modern and sleek hotel, with its monochrome exterior and contemporary art deco interior, has no outside grounds to speak of, and appeals to conference and business users – with several meeting suites and event teams available. (more…)