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19 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SJ
My husband and I have gone into work a couple of times slightly earlier than we normally would so that we can have breakfast here. Both times we've been so far we haven't been disappointed - I've had the eggs benedict and the american pancakes with maple syrup and bacon and both were delicious.
The only negative is the waitresses that served us - cool and offhand are v. good descriptions. You're also supposed to get free flowing coffee with your breakfast but, despite asking twice and being ignored, it took a third request to actually get a refil.
Staroměstské náměstí, 110 00 Praha
19-11-2008 (updated on 26-11-2009)
The Old Town Square doesn't comprise much but it has such a lovely romantic little atmosphere to it. It also holds a special place in my heart as my husband proposed to me on a horse & cart going around it.
Matobo National Park, Bulawayo
The Matopos Hills in Matobo National Park are one of the most magical and spiritual places I’ve ever visited. I’m not a hippy and not one for getting all mystic about things but the Matopos has a vibe about it that you can really sense/feel. The Matopos is an area made up of these strange rock formations where you have these massive, smooth, boulders that look like they’re precariously balanced one on top of the other and which have been there for thousands, if not millions, of years.
You can go game viewing in the park and also go to caves to see bushman paintings which have been there thousands of years.
You need to hire people to drive you around and explain everything to you, as well as to take you game viewing. We had the strangest old boy I’ve ever come across - a one legged guy who, despite this, managed to clamber around the rocks and uneven paths better than we did. He talked of witchdoctors, snake bites and aliens (he believed in them) and could spot the amazing animals we saw at an astounding distance. The trip would’ve been interesting without him but he kind of topped it all off somehow.
South of Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4NU
This is a magical place. We’ve been here as a family a few times, most recently at the w/e when it was utterly freezing. As we have two quite young children we’ve never yet made it all the way around the lake but we hope to one day. The kids had a ball playing on logs and shuffling about in the leaves.
The lake provides a beautiful backdrop to the walks you can do and it was busy when we were there with lots of people walking their dogs/families trying to burn off all that Christmas food going on long walks.
My husband and I plan to come again with my in laws one day so that they can look after the kids while we do a run around the lake.
30 Queens Parade,, Friern Barnet Rd,, London N11 3DA
I agree with everything settingsun has said! This place has been around for years and is always popular. It doesn’t open on Mondays but all other times, especially Thursdays-Sundays it does good trade.
The food is delicious and the service is excellent. You’ll want to come here again and again.
The Whitsundays are a group of islands (mainly uninhabited) north of Brisbane and I came across them travelling around Australia years ago. The group of friends I was with had joined an organised trip on a yacht from Airlie beach. The yacht had a captain and a first mate who both helped the cap’n with the boat and was also responsible for preparing all the food on board (inclusive in the price that you paid - I think all you needed to do was provide your own booze).
I still rave about this trip years down the line because it couldn’t get more perfect than sailing around these beautiful islands, reading, chatting, stopping off for a swim in crystal blue sea or on some of the islands which had sandy white beaches. I plan to go back and do this trip with my husband one day.
Rhodes Drive, Claremont, Cape Town
The gardens cover 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. There are lots of exotic plants and flowers to look at as you stroll through the paths laid out in the grounds. We came here to watch one of the concerts that are put on regularly here armed with our own picnic and delicious S. African wine. It was a great way to spend an afternoon/evening.
Simons Town, Pinguinkolonie, Cape Town
There’s something surreal about seeing penguins frolicking on a hot sandy beach. This is a great place that we finally managed to get to this year, having failed miserably the first year by arriving when this place was busy and failing to find a parking place. There’s a ramp that’s been built through the beach so that you can get to see the penguins really well. My kids also discovered that a lot of them go and hide under the stairwells to escape the heat of the sun.
You do end up being elbowed by the gaggle of other tourists trying to get the best pics/videos of the penguins but it’s still all really good fun.
06 St. Chad's Place, London WC1X 9HH
This a great little place down a side street in Kings Cross and so it’s very unexpected when you come across it. It’s a large open space but you seem to need to get there early to able to get seating. Nice wines and bottled beers are on offer and the platter of food that I’ve tried there was very nice.
06 St. Chad's Place, London WC1X 9HH
C'est un très bon endroit au bout d'une rue à côté de Kings Cross et c'est donc très inattendu quand vous passez à côté. C'est un endroit large à ciel ouvert mais il semble que vous devez y aller tôt pour pouvoir avoir une place assise. Des bons vins et des bières en bouteilles sont proposés et le plateau de nourriture que j'ai essayé été très bon.
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