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Hotel: The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK

March 27, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

The lovely thing about living in London is how easy it is to escape from: in under an hour you can be in the countryside, and by ninety minutes you are far from the madding crowds. I had a long-standing invitation from The Greyhound on the Test in Hampshire, a 600year old pub, which promises [...]

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Travels: What to Take to a Spa (The Farm at San Benito)

March 23, 2014 LLG Fashion

(Leather flip flops by Aspiga. Lancome Vernis in Love in Lovered) Oh I did pack badly for my six night stay at The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines. Never knowingly under-provisioned, I took full advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ stonkingly generous 30kg allowance for Economy. *  Tumi Vapor International Carry On. M&S  Scorpius Large Rollercase – [...]

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Travels: From Manila to Kuala Lumpur

March 23, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

On Friday afternoon I very sadly said goodbye to The Farm at San Benito, and headed off on the 1hr30 transfer to Manila Airport. Sadly I didn’t have time to explore the city – above on the freeway is the nearest I got. The drive through the countryside was interesting to me – this has [...]

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Travels: My Healing Sanctuary Treatments at The Farm at San Benito

March 23, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m going to write a full round up of my time at The Farm, along with my personal results shortly, but I’ve had a few queries about the treatments I had, and I thought I would do a round up here. The Healing Sanctuary is one of the main planks of The Farm’s philosophy: what [...]

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Travels: Dispatch from The Farm at San Benito

March 19, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m just over half way through my stay at The Farm holistic retreat, and already I feel calmer, happier – and a little more streamlined. I’ve shed a few kilos and am looking forward to a healthier approach to my lifestyle on my return to England next week. Sadly I haven’t managed to hit the [...]

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Travels: Day Two at The Farm at San Benito

March 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

It’s not every day that one comes across a peacock so perfectly positioned. (As I watched it fluff out its tail feathers underneath the canopy, I imagined the effort that would be required to make that shot happen by a photographic crew.) I came across it, as I was epxloring the grounds here at the [...]

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Travels: From Kuala Lumpur to The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

March 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

On Saturday morning, I woke very early, and by 7am  this was the view from my bed in a Narra Villa at The Farm at San Benito, in the Philippines, about ninety minutes south of Manila Airport.

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London Food: The Butler’s Wharf Blackout Dinner during The Thames Festival 2013

September 9, 2013 LLG Food

On Friday night Miss P and I were invited to the opening night of the The Blackout Banquet, hosted by D&D London who own the stretch of famous restaurants on Shad Thames (Le Pont de La Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Blueprint Café and Butler’s Wharf Chophouse), to celebrate the Dark River for the Thames Festival, [...]

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The Post Where I Arrive in Rio & Rio Moda Discute Internacional 2013

August 28, 2013 LLG Plays & Stays

(Ipanema. 1030am Wednesday.) Well, hello from Rio! I haven’t done much long haul travelling this year, compared to my normal peripatetic lifestyle, so I’m rather enjoying the change of scenery from England. There is definite irony in the piece I wrote from Rio last summer, where I had a little bit of an existential wobble, thinking I [...]

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Travels: The Longines Global Champions Tour 2013: Monaco. Part 2

July 22, 2013 Bicycling & sport

I wrote previously about the first night of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Monaco, but we had the second night to come – the Grand Prix, which promised virtuoso horse skills, and a huge payday for the winning rider. It’s competed over two rounds: the first as a Jump-Off, and the 2nd an utterly [...]

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