About Rose

Extremely keen on most things. Often found napping. Plays nicely with other kids.

WIN: The New Staycation – Heritage Serviced Suites, Huddersfield.

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Lucky bloody me I know…. but a lifestyle rife with an inordinate amount of hotel rooms, cruise ship cabins, and luxury villas has ultimately, become overwhelming.

Nowadays, I often hope the receptionist isn’t warm and welcoming (I’m tired of talking) or the cabin stewardess is not the cutest and kindest lady ever (they normally are). Never mind the humble Greek Yia-Yia that cleans the villa and feeds us Fanta and cakes every day.
I love warmth and hospitality, it’s the corner stone of a good travel experience. But sometimes I want to travel privately, silently, and not have the feeling ‘again’ of being away from home. Continue reading

How you make me feel – The Wildebeest Arms, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk

Wildebeest Arms

I like modesty, it’s such an attractive trait…and the Wildebeest Arms does what it does SO well and modestly too.

In early September, with sun still shining, Jess and I  headed out to the Wildebeest for a mid week lunch on their patio terrace
The warmth of service from Rouvé Elvin was inclusive but not overt. Our menu choices came to us perfectly presented with plenty of colour and texture.

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The Shocking Truth About Happiness.

I’ve always considered myself a happy person – I know how to find it, but also not be greedy of it either. I take that extra slice of time to choose which holiday, house, friend or Zumba class will bring me as close to happy as possible.

However…. Happiness is often disguised in the aftermath horror of death and destruction, something I did not know until this year, when my mom died suddenly. Continue reading