20 Secrets That Will Make You The Perfect Airbnb Host

6 MINUTE READ This is my third summer hosting Airbnb guests.  It’s not for everyone…but if you have a spare room, spare time to go travelling or a spare friend who’ll put you up, Airbnb gives you the chance to earn some very useful spare cash. Fancy trying it? Here…

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Lipstickgate! Or How to Glide Through Airport Security Like An A-Lister

5 MINUTE READ Does anyone else find themselves scurrying down the Airport Security zig-zag lines, desperately stuffing anything remotely liquid-ey into the tiniest of plastic bags, gulping down the last drops of water before bin-ing the plastic bottle, and screaming at complete strangers… IS LIPSTICK A LIQUID? Oh, that’s a…

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9 Perfect Moments To Shout CHEERS!!

4 MINUTE READ If you are a regular Google-er or Daily Mail reader (Guilty M’lud) you’ll know that if we adopt a more Mediterranean Lifestyle – eat fish with fresh vegetables, pluck olives from trees and enjoy a glass of wine every day – we’ll all live to 104ish. Equally,…

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How to Travel Light…and Save Money

4 MINUTE READ I LOOOOVE a city break. I HAAAATE packing. It’s such a pain in the ass.  Not that you’d think so if you’ve ever read one of those cheery 10 Tips For Stress-Free Packing type articles, where all you have to do is opt for a capsule wardrobe –…

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How to Celebrate New Year – Scotland Style

Thanks to Rabbie Burns and his universally sung (and rarely understood) Auld Lang Syne, Scots sorta feel like we invented New Year’s Eve – or Hogmanay – as we call it. Here are some of the strange things we Scots do to welcome in a New Year. We call it…

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How To Hygge – Scotland Style

4 MINUTE READ It’s impossible, between October and March, to spend an aimless hour on Google or pick up a magazine, without coming across some gorgeous Nordic-type telling you how to be more Hygge. Ah yes, Hygge, I hear you mumble as you try to pronounce it (apparently it’s Hoo-guh…

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How To Do A City Break

5 Minute Read Who doesn’t love a city break. They are short and sweet, not too expensive, and if you time it well – Friday morning to Monday evening – your boss, clients or kids won’t even notice you’ve gone. Don’t know if you caught Rick Stein’s Long Weekends (BBC2),…

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