My Daily Distraction – Nails Inc for Breast Cancer Awareness – 02/10/2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013 so what better excuse do you need? Nails Inc have collaborated with designer Matthew Williamson and model and actress…

Review: Lunch at The 4* Guoman Grosvenor Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, London

Earlier this year, I was the lucky winner of lunch for two at the fabulous 4 star Grosvenor Hotel in London. As you know, I…

I Like a Bit of “Bleak” on a Monday

“I think that shale may be neolithic” announced The Sybyl, prodding the rain spattered rocks with her hiking pole. It is a Monday morning and…

Review: iPad with Retina Display – Still the Apple of Our Eye

Since the launch of the original iPad in 2010, the way we use and relate to technology has changed dramatically. Steve Jobs said, in 1983,…

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…