Scaramanga Leather Tote Bags Reviewed

Scaramanga Leather Tote Bags Reviewed

Scaramanga leather tote bags are beautifully made, roomy and look great. As well as producing gorgeous handmade leather bags goods, Scaramanga has a wonderful back story and impressive ethical values.

 

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Scaramanga, a Scottish-based company, offers a fabulous range of handmade leather tote bags, travel accessories, bags, satchels, wallets and journals.

They also import repurposed and authentic vintage furniture along with an eclectic range of quirky upcycled homeware. I’m all about upcycling, recycling and repurposing so I was intrigued to learn more about the company.

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Tesalate towel review

Tesalate towel review

Tesalate towel review.  The smartest towels on the beach – sand free, super-absorbent, quick-drying and easy on the eye. Because life’s too short for boring beach towels…

 

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I was recently asked to review one of Tesalate’s sand-free beach towels. Ironic really because we’re only allowed out for daily permitted walks close to home right now. The beach is a total no go. Tricky huh. The designs are gorgeous and the clever features are impressive so here’s what I thought of the Tesalate beach towel.

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Royal Brunei Airlines Review  – London to Brunei

Royal Brunei Airlines Review  – London to Brunei

Royal Brunei Airlines Review. My experience flying business class from London Heathrow to Brunei and the return journey in economy class on the B787 Dreamliner. Read on to see how my Royal Brunei Airlines flights in business and economy compared.

 

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Jet2 Holidays Paphos, Cyprus – Reviewed

Jet2 Holidays Paphos, Cyprus – Reviewed

Reviewed: Jet2 Holidays, Paphos, Cyprus staying at the Amavi Hotel, Paphos. This luxury couples’ 5* hotel in Paphos is perfect if you’re looking for a holiday in Cyprus to relax, revitalise and reconnect…

Sunset in Paphos, Cyprus

 

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Jet2 Holidays, Paphos, Cyprus

When we set off on our Jet2 Holidays Paphos, Cyprus trip, little did we know that perfect peace and relaxation awaited. After a fabulous five nights staying at the couples only Amavi Hotel and time spent exploring Paphos we arrived back home feeling relaxed, revitalised and reconnected.

Read on for my review of Jet2 Holidays Paphos, the Amavi Hotel and a fabulous holiday in Paphos, Cyprus…

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Carmen at the Royal Opera House London

Carmen at the Royal Opera House London

I recently spent an evening of total captivation immersed in Carmen at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. It was the Barrie Kosky production and it’s an opera I’ve always wanted to see performed professionally.

A bit of background, because I have a guilty little secret that relates. I used to be a thespian and tread the boards at our local amateur drama group. There was also an operatic group based at the theatre and I used to go and see their productions. It was there I saw Carmen for the first time and fell in love with the music and passion of Bizet’s best-known opera.

Since then it’s been a dream to see Carmen performed professionally. The dream came true at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I really don’t know why I left it so long…

Barrie Kosky's Carmen at the Royal Opera House, London©2018-2019 ROH | Photographer: Bill Cooper

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Travelsphere Cares – Transforming lives through travel

Travelsphere Cares – Transforming lives through travel

The Good Food Show and Travelsphere Holidays beckoned again this year but this time with a winter twist. It’s good to dream of travel and indulge in some foodie treats to get through the dark winter months. A day out at the Good Food Show is the perfect antidote. But as well as indulging during the festive season it’s also a time to think about others and giving something back.

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I enjoyed the Big Kitchen antics, checked out the food stalls and met chef Tom Kerridge. More importantly, I learned how Travelsphere Cares transforms lives through travel and helps take care of people in the communities they visit.

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