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An Insiders Guide to The Isle of Wight

With the current heatwave that has just happened and school holidays beginning my thoughts turn to our usual August destination - The Isle of Wight. There is so much going on around this beautiful Island it would be hard to fit it all in, so I thought I would just focus on the bits I know best - West Wight. Getting the ferry across from Lymington to Yarmouth, you feel like you are really heading away on holiday and arriving in the picturesque seaside town just confirms this. There are plenty of places to stay in Yarmouth. For a more grown up stay, I would recommend The George www.thegeorge.co.uk. It is a beautiful 17th Century Town house in a fabulous location...

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A perfect weekend retreat for skiing

I am a big advocate of a weekend away and have been lucky enough to just return from a very fun one with a fabulous group of girls. While www.honorbeach.com is predominately for warmer weather and climates, it can still be adapted for a winter ski weekend.  Well sort of and really if there is a spa attached,  but I digress... Often the problem with a ski weekend is finding somewhere that will let you stay for less than a week. So I thoroughly recommend the hotel I have just been to in Megeve, France called Hotel Alpaga (www.alpaga.com). Only around an hour from Geneva, it is easily accessible for the weekend, if you are based in Europe. Sometimes on entering a...

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