Though it’s great to travel abroad, some of my fondest travel experiences have been in good old England. I love travelling to London with family or friends, hunting for bargains in Camden Market or taking in a show—The Lion King and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are magical with children … or without!
While it’s great to sample a tasty delicacy from the eclectic range of street stalls or discover a hidden little restaurant or pub down one of London’s maze of back streets, my family’s most favourite eating place is in Covent Garden in London: a restaurant called Wild Wood directly opposite the doors of the Royal Opera House. Not only are they very welcoming to children, the atmosphere friendly and the food great (especially the berry-topped Belgian waffles with ice cream that come out in their own little frying pan), but on a warm evening they open up the full-size windows at of the front of the restaurant and you can take in London’s busy night life. When there is a major event at the Royal Opera House you have a bird’s eye view from your table of the stars arriving in their limousines!
I enjoy travelling abroad and within the UK. I live in a beautiful spot on the Devon/Cornwall border and enjoy visiting the surrounding areas. Many hours have been happily spent trolling around the many fishing villages, and sampling the local food on offer in the cafes and restaurants. I also love the ocean and enjoy swimming in the sea, although that tends to be while abroad—although the beaches are lovely, the sea is very cold in Devon!
The absolute essential for my travel kit is paracetamol, as I tend to enjoy a glass of wine or two on a sunny evening—again the sunny evenings tend to be abroad!
Natalie joins the Avocet Travel Management team on an ad-hoc basis to assist at some of the larger events that we are asked to arrange. Having studied catering at college, she is well placed to assist us with the larger dinners, where her organisation skills enhance the high levels of service that Avocet Partners provide to their clients.