A poetic stay at Storrs Hall Hotel on …

“The Lake country is a glorious region, of which I had only seen the similitude in dreams, waking or sleeping…I longed to slip out unseen,…

A need for speed in Alcudia, Mallorca

The wind is my hair and adrenaline coursing through my veins as the riders speed along the peaceful, shimmering, roads of the green oasis that…

Slaughters Country Inn and the beautiful Cotswolds

‘Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its…

Banged up at Malmaison, Oxford

  The door closed with a hearty clunk. I had paid the price and I was banged up in my cell. But not at Her…

Citizen M Hotel in arty Glasgow

It is the city of my father’s ancestors and now a cultural mecca and booming shopping destination. So I was well overdue a visit to…

A night out at Manchester Christmas Markets (with …

Have bobbles, will travel. My friend Mel (right) and I get wrapped up for the Manchester Christmas experience. When you grow up ( though arguably…

Island in the sun; Meganisi, Greece

The silence is broken as the explosion echoed across the water followed by a dramatic plume of smoke that can be seen billowing across the…