As I travel a lot between our home in France and the central London office, I often find myself staying in serviced apartments.
Normally I’m not that worried about where, as long as it’s near an underground station. On one of my recent visits however, I knew it was going to be a busy week and so I booked into the nearest location that I could find to the Shepherds Bush office – St James House, which is owned and managed by Concept Apartments.
A is for All inclusive. After a long flight, you’re all in. Quite literally. Dig into the welcome pack, get the kettle on, chill on the sofa. Why not get into a rip roaring read and get the low down on All of the Alphabet, or at the very least, loads and loads of alliteration!
You’d have to go a long way to find a more remarkable Brit than Eric “Winkle” Brown.
Extraordinary Eric, from Leith near Edinburgh, holds the world record for flying the most different aircraft (487), and for the most aircraft carrier landings (2407). He also made the very first carrier landing of a twin-engined plane AND the world's first carrier landing and take off of a jet powered plane.
Eric’s story fascinates me, because my own Dad launched jets from Royal Navy aircraft carriers, and when he later went on to get a pilots licence, we enjoyed many enjoyable (and sometimes scary) hours in the air with him!
If you have any money at all left after the madness and mayhem of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then how about going back to the tried and trusted traditional old method and visit the actual, real shops to find those last remaining presents! And maybe even a little something for yourself...
In honour of Thanksgiving Celebrations, this week I’m finding out more about the ‘special relationship’ between the US and US. When you dig below the surface there are lots of interesting places with American connections that our American cousins might like to check out when they take a trip across the pond…