Flying to Dubai in an Emirates Twin Seat – Review

Emirates Twin Seat Review – Recently, we reviewed Rixos the Palm in Dubai (we stayed in their Junior Suite) and sampled the afternoon tea at the top of the Burj Khalifa (follow the links for the reviews). We travelled to Dubai from Newcastle with Emirates on a Boeing 777-300ER.  I chose to upgrade to the ‘twin … Read more

7 Best Italian Restaurants in York 2023

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Italian restaurants York – Looking for a great Italian Restaurant in York?  Whether it’s pizza, pasta or calzones that float your boat, here are a few of our favourite Italian restaurants in York City Centre. See also our top ten family friendly restaurants in York. The Olive Tree 10 Tower St, York YO1 9SA Tel: … Read more

16 Decadent Spa Days in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Spas – there are some fabulous spa hotels in Yorkshire, many I have been lucky enough to visit.  I have separated my list into four sections; spa days North Yorkshire, spa days South Yorkshire, spa days West Yorkshire and spa days East Yorkshire.   What I found was that the majority of luxury spa … Read more

10 Best Places to go Strawberry Picking Yorkshire in 2023

Strawberry Picking Yorkshire

Strawberry Picking Yorkshire – one of the highlights of our summer is going to pick strawberries.  Strawberry picking starts mid/late June around here.  There is something so delightful about it and the kids love doing it (just don’t let them pick too many unless you want a second mortgage!). We love to then eat them … Read more

Getting the best from tastecard in York

I have used tastecard on and off for many, many years, and it’s always been great value.  It’s an ideal resource if you are looking for York restaurant deals.       You can search for all the restaurants in your area that take a tastecard or you can search for more specific foods like … Read more

Hoover Wine Cooler HWCB 30 UKBM/1 Review |AD

Hoover Wine Fridge HWCB 30 UKBM1 Review

We were recently sent a beautiful wine cooler from Hoover to review (it’s the Hoover HWCB 30 UKBM/1 model).  Mr Wonders loves anything like this so was keen to take over the review: “Our much anticipated new kitchen is finally taking shape, which is a very welcome relief! This continued today with the arrival of … Read more

AD| The Family Suite at Raithwaite Sandsend – Review

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The Family Suite at Raithwaite Sandsend Review – Raithwaite Sandsend is a luxury hotel in Sandsend just outside of Whitby. The beach is right opposite the start of the drive to the hotel, (which is actually a ten minute walk as the hotel grounds are huge!). The hotel is surrounded by woodland that makes for … Read more

DUKES London One Bedroom Suite Review

DUKES London Suite Review

DUKES London One Bedroom Suite Review.  Last week I headed back down to London to meet up with the lovely Vikki and her eleven year old daughter from Family Travel with Ellie.  Vikki is shortly moving to New Zealand so it will be a while till we are able to meet up again.  I wanted … Read more