For those of us who live outside the capital, aside from for business purposes, visits to London for pleasure tend to be around two or three times a year. So, when it came to planning Matt’s birthday last week, I decided a trip to London was much overdue!

We are fortunate enough to live just under an hour away by train but very rarely do we actually stay for a couple of nights to enable us to really make the most of what London has to offer. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that actually staying in London can be seriously expensive and as it was a special occasion, I wanted something more than a Travel Lodge or Premier Inn.
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Emily x

dream holiday

Travelling has always been a big part of Matt and mines relationship since the very beginning. We’re both desperate to see as much of the world as possible, especially while we can. Over the years, there have always been two places we’ve talked about time and time again. A few years back, our focus was on buying a house together and that meant our dream holiday wasn’t feasible due to the sheer amount of money it would cost. But back in Februarywe finally booked our flights to New Zealand and Australia!

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January is generally a pretty miserable month, let’s be honest. After the excitement of December and Christmas – a month when everyone is in the best mood – nobody likes January. We’re all poor and summer feels like years away. So having a birthday around this time, like I do, can be pretty dull, shall we say. We always try and make the best of it by booking to go away to spa or something but this year Matt had gone one better and took me to NEW YORK! So for four glorious days, we jetted off to the big apple to celebrate my 25th birthday.

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Like most people, Matt and I like to get away as often as we can. Not just abroad but in the UK too. We like unwinding in spas, spending the week taking Luna on mammoth walks, curling up in front log fires…  We’re fortunate enough to have a few mini-breaks under our belts now but one thing we hadn’t experienced was an Airbnb. Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service which enables people to rent out accommodation on a short-term basis or of course, to stay in these places.
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About a year ago, Matt and I ventured to North Star Club (you can read the post here), a woodland retreat in Yorkshire. It was one of our favourite staycations of all time so we were delighted to be invited back to stay in one of their brand new suites. All cabins are buried amongst the trees and they feel truly private as each is about 25 meters from its neighbour. With no TVs, wi-fi and barely any signal, North Star Club makes for an incredibly secluded experience, just one of the reasons we fell in love with it.
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