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  • A watercolour print of Laura Ashley The Iliffe in Coventry

    Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry

    This is a review of a gifted hotel stay.

    After experiencing Laura Ashley The Tea Room at the Regency Hotel in Solihull earlier this year, I was intrigued to learn that (the formerly known as) The Chace Hotel in Coventry was being rebranded as a Laura Ashley hotel. Even more excitingly, we visited the newly named Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe on opening night – and I’m very happy to report that it was an absolute treat. read more

    Lifestyle, UK Travel
    / August 2, 2019
  • The Snowman animation screen projected above the orchestra in Coventry Cathedral

    Review: The Snowman Tour – Carrot Productions at Coventry Cathedral

    Well, we couldn’t have picked a more appropriate weekend to go and see The Snowman Tour! Less than twenty-four hours after we ventured to Coventry (newly appointed City of Culture 2021, don’t you know), we were building our very own Snowman, complete with bowler hat, scarf and multicoloured buttons. Thank goodness that the snow didn’t start falling until after we’d returned home as I’d have been absolutely gutted to have missed what was a completely magical evening.

    Culture, Parenting
    / December 11, 2017
  • The Snowman is coming to Coventry Cathedral

    There are a few things that immediately put you in the mood for Christmas, aren’t there? (I know, it’s only September, but I’m ridiculously excited about Christmas this year and I’m already on the countdown… never before have I had this much festive excitement!) For me, it’s mulled wine, fresh pyjamas and Michael Buble. As soon as the brochures for our local arts venues dropped through the letterbox, I was excitedly turning the pages to see what family-friendly shows might take our fancy this winter, but little did I know, that a pretty unique screening would be taking place nearby somewhere where I wouldn’t have thought to look… and whilst Buble’s Christmas album is pretty magical, it isn’t half as Christmas-joy inducing as the music fromĀ The Snowman.

    Culture, Parenting
    / September 21, 2017