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Review: Pizza Express Christmas Menu

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  I’ve been having an affair with Pizza Express for a long time. It started before I was married, but was living with OH. Driving home on the M4 after a day working in Stockley Park for a software company, I’d realise there was nothing in the fridge for our dinner. I’d stop by our […]

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Marwell Hotel: A weekend break with kids in Winchester

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  The Marwell Hotel is a lovely 3-star property set amongst Hampshire woodlands. Near the historic city of Winchester, the hotel is made up of four “lodges” which are connected by glass enclosed walkways, allowing you to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings in comfort.   We found ourselves there as guests of the hotel on an […]

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Getting into The Grove with kids at London’s favourite country retreat

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  The Grove Hotel: It’s billed as London’s Country Retreat, and with 300 acres and only 18 miles away from the charge zone, it’s easy to see why. There are 3 swimming pools, an award-winning spa, championship golf course and an urban beach with a sand volleyball court. Queen Victoria used to “weekend” here and the […]

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Expat conversations at Tesco’s Fresh & Easy

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Tesco’s Fresh & Easy has been in the news lately, having failed to capture the US market. Some say the Tesco formula just didn’t translate. I found myself there recently, in search of mint sauce. After passing through the produce section, and stocking up on Peeps from the Easter display, I finally found the British food aisle. […]

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The Modern Family visits the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

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The California Academy of Sciences is a must see if you are visiting San Francisco. It combines a natural history museum, planetarium, aquarium, research and education programmes all under one (living) roof. The purpose is to engage all ages and backgrounds on two of the most important topics of our time: life and its sustainability. […]

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Our stay in a yurt!

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Just Perfect: The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara

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One of my favourite places in the world is Santa Barbara. The city is sun-drenched jewel nestled on the central California coast, surrounded by the Santa Ynez mountains and wine country. It was a perfect stop on our California Coast trip this summer. This August, we were lucky enough to spend a fabulous couple of […]

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Posh fish fingers

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My latest lot of fish appeared from Delish Fish in Scotland. This time we opened the suprisingly not-so-smelly package to reveal wild haddock and wild cod fillets, all caught in the North Sea. I’m particpating in the Fish is the Dish campaign to help show that fish is easy to prepare (cue if I can do it, so can […]

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Bedruthan Steps: Sustainable tourism, young families and a cracking good breakfast!

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  The Bedruthan Steps kindly asked the Modern Family to spend the weekend in Cornwall at their family eco hotel. Perched on the cliffs between Padtsow and Newquay, the four-star hotel is a beautifully renovated 60s-style building and a tribute to sustainable tourism. It has long been known for being innovative, including being one of […]

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Disney Magical Moments Festival: Star in your own adventure!

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Press trip   Wednesday marks the launch of the Disneyland Paris Magical Moments Festival, where you can step into the spotlight of your favourite Disney classic. Here’s a pic of me entering the set of Monsters Inc. Scream Academy. #youwouldnotbelievewhatwasbehindthedoor!   I stopped by The Wonderful World of Alice and the Mad Hatter to have a cup of tea (it’s just […]

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