London Living with an Alternative Twist!






John Lewis Partnership Hotel, Ambleside.

When arriving at the John Lewis Partnership Hotel, Ambleside in the Lake District we were overwhelmed with how lovely the hotel was!  With stunning views over the lake and a huge stone-built house. Ambleside Park’s position at the northern tip of Windermere makes it an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District, we would go out for hours walking, getting lost in the…

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What to get your Dog for Christmas!

So I am one of those crazy people that buys their pets Christmas presents!  My little monsters are just so cute they deserve to spoilt! Chungy is on the left, Chess is on the right.  They’re sisters, both a year and a half and are Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  They seriously make our house a home. The present I have decided to give them is a…

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Vinyl Clocks.

I have a serious passion for music, and an even bigger passion for preserving memories; enter Vinyl Clocks. This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a very long time!  You pick a song/album that means something to and the clever people at Vinyl Clocks turn a record of it into a clock.  Yes it’s genius isn’t it?! Being a Sex Pistols…

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Whatley Manor, Wiltshire.

After driving around in the country side for a good 20 minutes we began to think our sat nav had ideas of it’s own and we would never make it to Whatley Manor! I just wanted to be engulfed in luxury and treated like a VIP as I knew I would be there! Finally after finding our destination, far away from any civilization, making this the perfect…

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The Chained Oak Bed & Breakfast, Alton.

Here comes the first of many blogs about our two weeks away last month! We stayed in the incredible Chained Oak Bed and Breakfast whilst we visited Alton Towers as we weren’t prepared to fork out the cost of their hotel, even with our Merlin Pass discount it was silly amounts of money! Chained Oak is set in 24 acres of woodland.   The woodlands now…

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30 before 30 Update.

I have made progress on my 30 before 30 list and thought it;s about time I updated you lot! Visit 5 places in the UK I’ve never been to before: Last month the partner in crime and I went on our road trip and this included 5 places in the UK I’d never been to before; York, Lake District, Sheffield, Nottingham and Cambridge!  I actually…

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For those of you who know me personally, or follow my Twitter (if not, why not?!) you will know that I suffer from Rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic condition characterised by facial redness and sometimes pimples. Rosacea affects all ages and has four subtypes, three affecting the skin and one affecting the eyes.  I have a variation of the skin type that makes my cheeks red, like I’m embarrassed, after having one…

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Photo an Hour.

I decided to take part in a photo an hour on Saturday, it wasn’t my most interesting days as I was here, there and everywhere, but here are the images a little bit about them. 9am – Seriously not wanting to get out of bed, it was so warm and cuddly in there! 10am – Bed made, room tidy, and all ready for the gym.…

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I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
Happiest with a craft beer in hand, eating til my heart is content or exploring somewhere new.
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