Parc Pantry Malpas

Parc Pantry is an award winning coffee shop and delicatessen located in the Malpas area of Newport, South Wales which offers fresh sandwiches, soups, cakes and more. The Pantry opened in summer 2014 by two…

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Tredegar House in Newport & Tea at Newbridge-on-Usk

I spent my first week of the new year exploring Newport, a city that is famous for hosting a NATO Summit and the 2010 Ryder Cup. Both of these events were held at the world famous…

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Bruges at Christmastime

My 2014 Christmas Market adventures concluded in the medieval city of Bruges during my cruise with Cunard line. The city in Belgian is nicknamed “Venice of the North” because of its beautiful canals. Below are…

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A Christmas Cruise on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

On the 19th December I returned from a three night Christmas market cruise to Bruges, Belgium onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. It was my first experience with Cunard and one I leave with fond memories of……

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CHRISTMAS AT CAERPHILLY CASTLE

On a bright mid-December weekend I headed up to Caerphilly for their Victorian Christmas Fayre. I was particularly excited about this one after a brilliant time at Ludlow’s Medieval Fayre two weeks before. Like Ludlow’s, it…

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Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Every November the lovely town of Ludlow hosts a very popular Medieval Christmas Fayre. Taking over the whole town centre over one weekend you’ll find an abundance of festive cheer with carol singers, outdoor market and…

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