The Reluctant Hotel Inspector: Apex London Wall Hotel

Billed as “a 4-star boutique hotel in central London”, the Apex London Wall Hotel is situated near to the Bank of England and the Guildhall. It lies…

Review: The Fox and Hounds Inn, Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan

There are some pubs and inns which become embedded in your consciousness as part of your history – The Fox and Hounds Inn in Llancarfan…

Tuesday Torpor And Advice From Anthea

Tuesday morning and we are late for school again. “Mummy”, says Caitlin, “I wish I was a bird”. That’s nice dear I said, sidestepping a…

Review: Garrett Popcorn Shops – The Original Handcrafted Gourmet Popcorn

I have a very simple way to gauge how much I’m enjoying a movie – and it’s the rapidity with which my popcorn is consumed.…

Review: Angry Birds Playground Ca-Cool Masks

I have to say Angry Birds is a bit of a mystery to me, although the rest of the family seem to be totally up…

The Reluctant Hotel Inspector – Hotel ibis London Euston St Pancras

Late September and the fashion pack are present in full force in London for London Fashion Week. Much to the Inspector’s annoyance, the price of…

Weekend Doldrums And The Entertainment Vacuum

Entertaining children at the weekend is a bit of a challenge, isn’t it? What DO people with them at the weekend? It is mid-afternoon and…

Review: The Tragic Tale of Dwayne The Eating Monster – A Lift-The-Flap …

Just occasionally, when reading to your children, you are introduced to a character who automatically wins your heart. As a refreshing change to the somewhat…

Walking The Dogs: A Rumpus And Bedlam In The Countryside

My walking campaign around the local beauty spots of the Vale of Glamorgan started abruptly one afternoon when my long-term friend (known since the tender…