Experience the Delights of Thailand in an Afternoon

Transport yourself from the freezing concrete jungle of London to the lush and vibrant shores of Thailand at Kew’s Orchid Festival.

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Prosecco and Giggles|23rd Birthday Dinner

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This week I turned 23 and to celebrate among other things was dinner with my four closest girl friends.

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Top – Miss Selfridge|Jeans – New Look (similar)|Shoes – Kurt Geiger|Necklace – Accessorize (similar).

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Without getting mushy these girls have stuck by me through thick and thin and I would be lost without them.

We started off with a few glasses of good old bucks fizz before heading to one of my all time restaurants Brocca in St Margarets.

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I went for the Coconut and Lemon Crusted Prawns followed by Braised Beef Rib with Parsnips Crisps and Wasabi Mash. Both were amazing but we skipped dessert and headed home for a spot of birthday cake.

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I had such a lovely evening with my girls and they made getting a year older slightly easier!

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Picnics at Painshill Park

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My sister and her husband came down to visit for the weekend, which was the perfect excuse for a Saturday picnic at the beautiful Painshill Park – a place we had driven past many times but never ventured into.

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We started with the picnic, although there is an excellent cafe which we discovered later. We chose a spot by the lake watched over by some ducks.

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Painshill Park was created by the Honurable Charles Hamiltion who wanted to create something beautiful for the public to visit. He created certain follies along the walk including the Turkish Tent, a Gothic Tower and the Temple of Bacchus which has since become a ruin.

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It’s such a quirky expanse that you never know what you are going to stumble on next. Perfect for budding photographers like my mum.

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Top- H&M|Shorts – H&M|Wellies – Hunter.

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The crowning glory at Painshill is the man-made crystal grotto. It’s such a curious little thing but is also rather beautiful.

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We finished  our day off with a good old cup of tea pleased to have discovered a whole new place which is in London but makes you feel like you are somewhere else.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

To find out more about Painshill Park click here.

We’re going to the Zoology museum…

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As something of a museum geek it was not unusual for me and my museum pal A to be wandering down a backstreet of London towards the Grant Museum of Zoology.

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Linked with the University College London the museum is host to around 67,000 specimens. Now A and I seem to be attracted to weird collections – check out our visit to The Natural History Darwin Collection. The prospect of animal skeletons and samples preserved in fluid caught our attention.

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Just one room is home to all the specimens with cats and dogs sharing a cabinet and some Dodo bones chilling with a sabre tooth – if Night at the Museum was real then this would be the horror movie version.

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After working up quite an appetite filling our brains up with knowledge we jumped on a tube and headed to Camden and my all time favourite seafood restaurant Seawise – read my full review here. I opted for an early afternoon G+T and a lobster tail.

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Blazer – River Island|T-shirt – Pull&Bear|Jeans – New Look|Shoes – Topshop|Bag – Accessorize.

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If your looking for a fun activity which is free and suitable for all ages definitely check out the Zoology Museum it’s well worth it.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Grant Museum of Zoology 

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Parades, Tea Cups and Dreams|Disney Day 1

 *WARNING – There is no glamour or style in this post, I have reverted back into a 10 year old child in the photos*

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The bank holiday weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity for my sister and I to hop over to Disneyland for a few days. After a few hours on the train and quickly checking into our hotel – more on that later – we got stuck into the meet and greets starting with Thumper and Miss Bunny.

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After much hugging we managed to catch the end of Goofy’s Garden Party Parade where all the characters were out in their spring outfits, before hitting up some of the rides.

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I love Disneyland at spring time (check out my photos from last years visit) the extra attention to details make everything even more magical.

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Before I knew it, it was time for the Disney Magic on Parade. Yes I did stake my place at the front half an hour before it started and yes I did squeal throughout.

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We had worked up quite an appetite so stopped off at The Lucky Nugget a childhood favourite to refuel on some good old fashioned burgers and ice cream – calories don’t exist at Disneyland.

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After some (read a lot) of shopping it was time to get a seat for the grand finale. Disney Dreams, which has to be on the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

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Very tired we returned back to our hotel excited for the next day!

Check back tomorrow for day 2

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO