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Spending a week on a writers restreat in West Yorkshire with Arvon Foundation was just the thing I needed to dust off the cobwebs and get my novel on its way #writing #writersretreat #writingcourse #writerscourse #novelwriting #arvon #arvonfoundation #learningholidays #writers #creativewriting #retreat #writersretreats Solo Vacation, Vacation Trips, Beach Holiday, Holiday Travel, Spa Bedroom, Writing Courses, Adventure Holiday, West Yorkshire, Travel Alone

The writers retreat that finally got my novel started

Spending a week on a writers restreat in West Yorkshire with Arvon Foundation was just the thing I needed to dust off the cobwebs and get my novel on its way #writing #writersretreat #writingcourse #writerscourse #novelwriting #arvon #arvonfoundation #learningholidays #writers #creativewriting #retreat #writersretreats

A festive round-up of the best luxury country house hotels for Christmas 2018 Country Hotel, Country Walk, Country House Hotels, Luxury Spa Hotels, Luxury Travel, Best Hotels, Golf Hotel, Hotel Spa, Uk Holidays

The best luxury Christmas hotel breaks - my epic festive round-up - ALadyofLeisure

A comprehensive round-up of the best luxury country house hotels for Christmas in the UK. Luxury hotels are made for Christmas - think roaring fires, presents, carols, Christmas dinner and bracing country walks - and there are lots to chose from. Check out my list for the very best luxury hotels for Christmas but be warned, they will fill up fast! #christmas #hotelsforChristmas #festivebreak #festivepackages #Christmas2019 #ChristmasinEngland #luxuryhotels #hotelswithspas #ChristmasUK

Why you're never too old to visit Las Vegas holiday as a stay at the Bellagio hotel on the Strip brought about a miraculous transformation in my mother. Visit Las Vegas, Never Too Old, Adventure Holiday, Old Mother, Winter Sun, Colorado River, Young At Heart, Las Vegas Strip, Sin City

Why you're never too old to visit Las Vegas - ALadyofLeisure

Las Vegas isn't just for the young: I took my 72-year old mother there and she loved it! (and no, she's not gambling-mad). We saw shows, discovered great restaurants, explored the Grand Canyon, went rafting on the Colorado river and people-watched like crazy. Read my article to find out what else we got up to! #lasvegas #bucketlist #epicholidayideas #bellagio #lasvegasholiday #lasvegasstrip #grandcanyon #silvertravel #oaptravel #nevertooold #youngatheart

A day spent at in the cookery school at the famous River Cottage in Dorset Solo Vacation, Vacation Trips, Beach Holiday, Holiday Travel, Spa Bedroom, River Cottage, Adventure Holiday, Travel Reviews, Luxury Spa

It's a day of tasty foodie firsts at the River Cottage cookery school - ALadyofLeisure

A day spent at in the cookery school at the famous River Cottage in Dorset #rivercottage #hughfearnleywhittingstall #cookeryschool #baking #cookerylessons #filletingfish #learnhowtocook

Peter Maddox's little yellow car has been destroyed after complaints it ruined photos in the Cotswolds, but people should photograph life as they find it Spa Bedroom, Adventure Holiday, Hotel Spa, Memories, Thoughts, Cars, Yellow, Luxury, Travel

In defence (and memory) of little yellow photobombing cars - ALadyofLeisure

Back in January 2015 I wrote a blog post in defence of little yellow photobombing cars, as the car owned by Peter Maddox, 82-year old resident of Bibury

Arriving at a hotel and having someone offer to park your car for you is a pretty great idea but valet parking always sends me into a panic. Spa Bedroom, Adventure Holiday, Travel Reviews, Hotel Spa, Luxury Travel, Cabin, Memories, Mansions, Park

Valet parking - it's supposed to be great but makes me panic - ALadyofLeisure

This is probably one of those things that Americans are much better at than the Brits (they certainly have more practice at it), but valet parking always

Dining with the Queen, Prince Philip and others (in the rain) at the Patron's Lunch in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall, London Spa Bedroom, Adventure Holiday, Travel Reviews, Things To Do In London, London Hotels, Buckingham Palace, Hotel Spa, Luxury Travel, London England

Lunch with the Queen (and 10,000 other guests) at the Patron's Lunch - ALadyofLeisure

It was the most British of days. The Patron's Lunch last Sunday had the Royal Family, it had cucumber sandwiches, it had queues and Pimms and cups of tea. And

The weirdest and wackiest luxury hotel bathrooms Luxury Hotel Bathroom, Hotel Bathrooms, Spa Bedroom, Adventure Holiday, Great Hotel, Hotel Spa, Clawfoot Bathtub, Relax, Thoughts

Baths in hotel bedrooms and transparent loo doors - treat or travesty? - ALadyofLeisure

Are baths in hotel bedrooms a great hotel treat or just a ghastly design nonsense?

Turn-downs, coat hangers and posh loo seats - here's what I think is essential in a luxury hotel room Luxury Accommodation, Luxury Hotels, Luxury Travel, Spa Bedroom, Country House Hotels, Adventure Holiday, Luxury Holidays, Coat Hanger, Hotel Spa

Turn-downs, coat hangers and posh loo seats - what I think is essential in a luxury hotel room - ALadyofLeisure

So we're all agreed that free, fast wi-fi and power points in handy locations are a essential in a luxury hotel room - and we all like soft, fluffy bathrobes

Is a luxury hotel room complete without a hotel kettle? Or is it better to be treated like someone from Downton Abbey and have coffee brought to your room? Spa Bedroom, Country House Hotels, Adventure Holiday, Hotel Spa, Kettle, Thoughts, Luxury, Travel, Tea Pot

Are hotel kettles essential in your luxury hotel bedroom? - ALadyofLeisure

I once spent the night at luxury country house hotel Cliveden and had a meeting with the chief executive of Travelodge the following day. The subject of hotel

Thirty-nine luxurious bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages with an award-winning spa set in 30 acres of private parkland leading to Climping beach. Country Hotel, Country House Hotels, Top Hotels, Best Hotels, Spa Bedroom, Luxury Spa, Luxury Hotels, Temple Spa, Adventure Holiday

It's Oscar time - but who is going to triumph in my very own ALadyofLeisure.com awards? - ALadyofLeisure

Last year was a hectic one for ALadyofLeisure.com with 50 fabulous places reviewed, and with so many to choose from, it's hard to pick out the best. However

A treat for wine-lovers and spa-goers - the luxury hotel (and Judgement of Paris tasting menu) at luxury spa hotel The Vineyard, Newbury Luxury Spa Hotels, Luxury Accommodation, Luxury Travel, Spa Bedroom, Secret Escapes, Country House Hotels, Luxury Holidays, Hotel Spa, Luxury Life

ALadyofLeisure's 2015 review of Britain's best luxury hotels - ALadyofLeisure

From Michelin-starred dining to London's most decadent pancake, grand country house hotels, brand new cruise ships, boutique hotels and celebrity hangouts

Set photos have surfaced of stars Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) filming Fifty Shades Freed in France. Fifty Shades Of Darker, Shades Of Grey Film, 50 Shades Freed, Dakota Johnson, Sam Taylor Johnson, Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Y Jamie, Michael Pitt

Fifty Shades of Grey review: Blue Steel and an Ikea Room of Pain - ALadyofLeisure

First, the good points about Fifty Shades of Grey, the film which has been greeted with massive under-enthusiasm by the critics (but which hasn't stopped it

A photobombing yellow car hit the headlines recently for ruining photos in Bibury village in the Cotswolds but surely it can only improve them? Spa Bedroom, Yellow Car, Adventure Holiday, Whats Wrong, Hotel Spa, Thoughts, Mansions, House Styles, Travel

What's wrong with having a photobombing yellow car? - ALadyofLeisure

What's wrong with having a photobombing yellow car, you might ask? Poor Peter Maddox. The 82-year old has been accused of allowing his little yellow Vauxhall