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Amanda

York

York || A Delicious Brunch at Mannion and Co

Mannion and Co is yet another York cafe/bistro/artisan bakery that is killing it with its brunch game. I said on twitter once that I don’t even miss brunch in London because York has such amazing options, and I honestly meant…

Asia Travel

Travel || James Bond Island

With Sam being a big movie buff, and me just liking to go on adventures, it seemed natural that we schedule a time to visit James Bond Island whilst in Thailand. (Actually called Khao Phing-Ka). It’s where 1974’s “The…

Lifestyle

ABCs of Spring

Monday was the first day of Spring and I’m so glad that Winter is behind us. I get infinitely more cheerful with the advent of spring and that just continues on through the summer. So it’s time for my…

York

Travel || National Railway Museum in York

On a rainy Sunday, Sam and I decided to peruse the National Railway Museum in York. We made the mistake of going on a weekend during a school holiday and it was absolutely rammed. However, we still enjoyed ourselves.…

Asia Travel

Travel || The Floating Village (Koh Panyi)

We went on some really excellent day trips during our time in Thailand, but one of the most unique sights we saw was the Floating Village (Koh Panyi). Koh Panyi is a fishing village in the Phang Nga province…

Lifestyle

Mother’s Day Chocolates

It’s soon going to be Mother’s Day here in the UK (luckily Americans have till May to short themselves out). And if you’re still looking for something nice for your Mum, I can heartily recommend Hotel Chocolat’s Mother’s Day…

Lifestyle

Life Lately || 10 Things That Have Made Me Happy

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I’ve been sick all week and selfishly refused to take off work and not spread my germs around, so I’ve been coming home, surrounding myself in a nest of tissue and falling asleep on the…

Reviews Travel UK

A countryside mini-break || Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

I recently had the joyous opportunity to stay at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough. Technically, it’s out in the countryside between Scarborough and Hackness. Sam grew up in Scarborough and we were married in Hackness, so it’s…