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An Arctic Adventure on a Mission to see the Northern Lights

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In February 2014 we went on a 15 day cruise in the hope of spotting the aurora borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. Another holiday thanks to my incredibly generous parents! The aurora was believed to be at peak visibility during 2014 thanks to the solar max period we’ve just experienced (where solar activity is at its highest)  however I’ve since read that it may …

City Break Paris

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Back in September I was invited to go and judge at the prestigious Beauty Challenger Awards, part of Cosmeeting Beyond Beauty in Paris. Taking place the week after my birthday, this was a perfect opportunity for a few days away and a mini break in the capital of romance! I love Paris, but Mr BB is not so smitten (“it’s like London but with lots …

Tolethorpe Hall & Rutland Open Air Theatre

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It’s become a summer tradition that for a few nights of the year we have family outings to Tolethorpe Hall, the home of Stamford Shakespeare Company who perform most nights of the summer in an open air theatre. We don’t go to the same play on these nights, although my mother tends to go to each one twice; once with my father, Mr BB and …

Beach Vacation- Antigua 2013

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Caribbean Beach Vacation 2013 I am lucky to have incredibly generous parents. This year was our third beach vacation to the Caribbean courtesy of them, and our second visit to Antigua.  The first trip was to Barbados, I wrote about Harrison’s Cave on the island here. Both times we stayed at a resort that although owned by Sandals is not a Sandals resort; Grand Pineapple …

Birthday at Kenwood House & Brew House Cafe

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A couple of months ago now on my birthday my parents came down to London for the day. We fitted in a lot for one day, a walk on Hampstead Heath with Mimi, a trip to Kenwood House & Brew House Cafe, selecting and purchasing of two pairs of glasses (my birthday present!) and dinner at St John’s Tavern in Archway.   I adore the …

A Real Greek Wedding & a Greek Odyssey

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There are friends that you make in life that you know you will be friends with forever. No matter how lapse you are at keeping in contact, how sporadical the emails are, these guys and girls are the ones you can count on. It did come as a big surprise when Elina, one of these said friends, emailed a wedding invite! Not a surprise to …