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Gretta Schifano
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Journalist, blogger, social media manager
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New post: Where we learn to cook a 5-course vegan meal at The Tongsai Bay, Thailand #hosted @KuoniTravelUK @Tongsaibay

While staying at The Tongsai Bay (you can read my review of the hotel here) in Koh Samui, my family and I took part in an excellent Thai cooking class.* We’ve experienced cooking classes a few times on our family travels, and they’ve always been a success…
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New post alert: review of the fab place we stayed at in Koh Samui - The @Tongsaibay - #hosted with @KuoniTravelUk >

We were hosted at The Tongsai Bay for five nights.* We spent the second week of our summer family trip by the beach on the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. We travelled there by road and ferry from Elephant Hills tented camp on the Thai…
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New blog post alert - What’s it like to stay at @Elephant_Hills luxury tented camp in Thailand?

The second part of our family summer holiday was at Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand. Our flight from Bangkok (you can read about where we stayed in Bangkok here) to Surat Thani took just over an hour, and we were met there by…
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New on the blog - review of the fab @Amariwatergate hotel, where we stayed in Bangkok:

We were hosted at the Amari Watergate for two nights.* We start our summer family trip to Thailand with two nights in Bangkok. We fly there from London overnight, and take a taxi from the airport to our hotel, the five-star Amari Watergate. It’s 30…
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New blog post alert> Is your teenage child ready to stay at home alone while you go on holiday?

If you’re a parent of a teenager, sooner or later they’re probably going to stop wanting to come on your family holidays. If they’ve already seen their 18th birthday by the time this happens, then you should be able to set off without them – they’re an…
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New blog post alert: How to visit London's Churchill War Rooms & Museum

The Churchill War Rooms are a series of bunkers which lie beneath the streets of Westminster. This was the secret London location where the then Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his war cabinet planned and directed Britain’s actions during the Second…
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New blog post - Applying for Italian citizenship – part 4

Last time I wrote about this (in Applying for Italian citizenship – part 3) I’d just sent off the documents to register our marriage and our daughter’s birth with the Italian Consulate in London. The next step was to register our son’s adoption, and it’s…
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New blog post: A day in the life of a travel blogger’s dog #ad

Name: Bluebell Age: 10 years Breed: Whippet   What’s your morning routine? I try to remain lying on my bed for as long as possible in the mornings. It’s a very cosy place, and I see no reason to move from it unless absolutely necessary. When I’m ready to…
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New post - 3rd instalment of the story of our family's attempt to become Italian citizens:

So, I thought that it was about time that I updated you on my family’s progress towards getting Italian citizenship. At the moment my husband’s Italian and British, while our two children (one of whom is adopted) and I are British. Because of Brexit, and…
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New blog post > A day out at Knole house and deer park, Kent

As I listen to the guide explaining the history of the vast medieval building and its treasures, I wonder about the hundreds – possibly thousands – of servants who must have toiled here over the years. The focus of the tour is on the architecture, the…
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