While staying at Tortworth Court Hotel earlier this month I came across a leaflet for Berkeley Castle, along with about twenty others I plan on working my way through! As the time spent in the Cotswolds was fairly last-minute, no plans had actually been made for the second day (besides rolling out of bed and into a chair to enjoy a cooked breakfast). So, a decision was made to embark on the 15 minute journey from the hotel to Gloucestershire's Berkeley Castle, a grade I listed building that's been home to the Berkeley Family for 850 years...
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Saturday, 15 October 2016
As many people have said before, this time of year offers a fresh perspective. I still haven't quite worked out why that's the case (any ideas?), and yet here I am revisiting and tweaking most things in some way. One of those 'things' is my wardrobe. Last season's wardrobe changeover was fairly straight forward, however this Autumn I'm looking at so many of my clothes and wondering why on earth I've held onto them! As I said, fresh perspective. And the timing couldn't have been better, as Boohoo offered to help me declutter through their current partnering with selected charities; giving second life to old clothing by donating, and trying out a new style. Out with the old, in with the new!
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
See that look of concentration? Well, that was me last night attempting to move one track into the next. Move? Merge? Fade? I don't even know, but I loved every second of Passionata's DJ event. To celebrate the brand's new season theme of music, I was invited along to their showroom to check out the new collection, get fitted and have a mini DJ class. DJ class? This was a whole new experience and one I hadn't guessed I'd try in my lifetime, though a handful of marshmallows later (and sure, a glass or two of prosecco), and I was up and raring to go!
Sunday, 9 October 2016
City breaks aside, when staying out 'in the sticks' I've always been attracted to more flamboyant architecture. Dramatic buildings, grand buildings, striking buildings. All the buildings! Nothing has changed, in fact I have a feeling it's only going to intensify over time - at least while hotels such as Tortworth Court sit happily on the map. As I showed via Insta Stories earlier this week, I spent some time in the Cotswolds, staying over at this stunning Victorian Gothic mansion. It was all very last minute, but isn't that how most of the best trips start?!
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Earlier this week, I was waiting for a train to come in when I overheard a guy asking a woman out. Honestly, their conversation was probably one of the sweetest I've ever heard. Ever. Sure, trains/tubes have a pretty bad rep when it comes to approaching strangers, but their little shared moment reminded me of how platforms aren't totally off limits when it comes to meeting people. So, to go hand-in-hand with Joe Browns' latest focus on travel, I considered what it'd be like to wait on a platform without looking grumpy whilst munching through a pack of Minstrels...
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