• Cotswolds Chipping Norton Emma Victoria Stokes
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    A Lifestyle Blog: Five Happy Things

    Travelling to Dublin My best friends and I were whisked away to Dublin the other weekend courtesy of the birthday girl’s boyfriend. How amazing is that? We’ve never travelled on a plane together before, and minus the airport liquids incident and clapping when the plane landed, we had an incredible time. Early morning starts were mandatory and we headed out to variety of different pubs, ate chicken wings and munched on petrol station goodies at 3am. The cobbled streets, bustling alley ways and men shouting ‘I’m going to slap yaw’ arse’ is what makes Ireland a really fantastic place to visit. Have you visited Dublin before? Cheval Blanc Wine Bar As soon as…

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    A Blogger Trip To Tuscany, Italy

    Last week, I jetted off to Italy for the experience of a lifetime. I was recently asked if I would like to review a 4* converted mansion in the Tuscan hills. This meant relaxing next to the swimming pool, eating Italian food and drinking various glasses of wine… just for the fun of it. Una Palazzo Mannaioni sits comfortably at the top of the hill in Montaione and is one of 500 ancient buildings in Tuscany. The hotel thrives on offering guests a relaxing stay, and they certainly lived up to their promise, demonstrating quality service throughout. The hotel is split into two parts: the original medieval mansion and the new modern…