Waddesdon Manor Restaurant is one of the many eateries offered at Waddesdon Manor former home of the Rothschild family. On one unsuspecting autumnal morning we ventured to the Waddesdon Manor Restaurant for some English Breakfast. The restaurant promised to keep us warm and keep our tummies filled with yummy foods. Located were the old servants hall used to be, the restaurant is in a great location. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating with a selection of varied menus. It is hard to miss the restaurant as it’s located on the left of the Waddesdon Manor with easy access.   Waddesdon Manor Restaurant Regular readers will remember two weekends ago I ventured to Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property with my sister. We arrived before 10 am and hadn’t had chance to have breakfast at home so we opted to have it there. It is highly recommended to book a table in advance… View Post

Life is about pretty little moments, no truer statement has ever been made than this one. I am all about enjoying the little moments in life and pretty little moments are even more special. It’s easy to get carried away with the hassle of daily life that we fail to enjoy the little moments. Of late I have made it my mission to enjoy the pretty little moments in my life. I started the local adventures series where I share local travels. Those who know me know how much I love to travel whenever I get the chance. This is one way I am enjoying life’s pretty little moments. Here are a few other ways I am embracing the pretty little moments life has given me. Breakfast date with my sister  On our recent local adventures to Waddesdon Manor we made a point of enjoying some breakfast. We ordered the… View Post

Cinnamon Kitchen describes itself as an award-winning modern Indian restaurant offering modern Indian cuisines. I agree with this statement because though it took long to reach my mouth the food was absolutely delicious. Using creative and innovative British cooking techniques, Cinnamon Kitchen offers a new take on Indian Cuisine. With an already successful branch in the city of London, Cinnamon Kitchen has added the Westgate branch in Oxford. Located on the roof terrace of the new shopping centre offering all day fine dining of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant also offers light bites, brunch and cocktails for a relaxed dinning pleasure. Dinner at Cinnamon Kitchen Though booking is highly recommended, you’re welcome to just turn up but will depend on availability. We had booked two weeks in advance and were very excited to try the ‘modern Indian Cuisine’. Our reservation was for 8 pm but we arrived 5 minutes early.… View Post

Traveling during winter has always been a bit of a hit and miss for many people. To date I have been fortunate to have had fairly good experience traveling during winter and hope that doesn’t change. There are so many winter travel tips out there but most focus on your clothing than the journey. In a couple of weeks time I will be off to Rome then off to Frankfurt before winter sets in. Then during winter I have two more trips Prague {January 2018} and Pisa {February 2018}. All of these upcoming trips have prompted me to put together winter travel tips that you should consider. Clothing When it comes to dressing for winter, I take no prisoners and always aim for warmth. But with that comes extra baggage but consider fleece clothing and wear the winter coat than packing. I have cold feet by nature so I am… View Post

Rufford Old Hall was home to the Hesketh family who originated from Hesketh village which was north of Rufford. Sir William Hesketh acquired half of Rufford Manor from his marriage to heiress Maud Fitton. The family inherited the other half of the manor from Fitton’s Sister. Looking over the 500-year-old family history of the Hesketh leaves one breathless and for history buffs it’s heaven. I was able to visit the Rufford Old Hall last weekend after celebrating my nephew’s 5th birthday. Even though I was busy the estate is small enough to enjoy a quick visit of the house and gardens.   What I have learned in the last 10 weeks of going on local adventures is that I live in the most beautiful country. Right here in my backyard I have places like Blenheim Palace, Basildon Park and the glorious Hughenden Manor. I spent most of 2016 jetting off… View Post

How do you dress for fall? What kind of style have you gravitated towards this season? I am all over the place during fall and winter but bottom line I am always warm. How-to dress for fall can be as easy as 1-2-3 or as hard as you make it. It all depends on your personal style and what you feel comfortable in. I am a huge advocate of dressing for comfort and make no bones about it. For me if you’re comfortable in your own skin and your outfit everything else comes second. I always put this disclaimer forward that “I am no fashionista” but that hasn’t stopped me yet. Fashion Fits Fall, we are all unique because we are different and have personal preferences. I don’t have to look like the models in magazines or on tv and if you do that’s great for you. For me it’s… View Post