Forgive me, for I have ginned

“There is just no questioning it, gin is the it drink of the moment. The classic G&T has been shaken and stirred into so many new forms that some might find it hard to keep up.”

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The Elgin, Notting Hill

“Exposed brickwork, dark hues on the walls, handsome mirrors and stain-glassed windows – as soon as you walk in it’s an immediately creative scene”.

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Pitcher & Piano, Richmond

“Richmond is a step away from the centrality of Clapham and surrounding areas, separated by the expanse of Richmond Park and of course, the slow-moving vistas of the River Thames”.

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How to Cope with Aviophobia

“The excitement of choosing bikinis or new skis, of booking a beautiful hotel, and planning your itinerary – the ‘pre-travel jitters’ take on a whole new meaning when you can’t step on the plane”.

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The Old Brewery, Greenwich

“I don’t know what it is about cauliflower puree with scallops but when I see it on the menu I always order it”.

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Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala

“A little guy sniffed my hand and ankle and I was told that this means he would remember me if I ever return”.

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Water Garden Sigiriya Hotel

“The villas are perfectly placed within the landscape, with winding streams and an abundance of flora and wildlife at your doorstep”.

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In it for the Long Haul

“Then the crew bid us farewell with their hands pressed into prayer, a slight bow and the traditional Sri Lankan greeting of Ayubowan”.

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