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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

5 Reasons to Visit Kathmandu

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Ashleigh Mayes

Flamboyant, fragrant and frenetic, the incredible city of Kathmandu is at once fascinating and frustrating. A favourite of backpackers and culture vultures, the capital’s tourism industry is slowly recovering from the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, which devastated the city exactly two… Read More

National Pet Day: Do You Look Like Your Pet?

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Laura Foulger

There’s nothing like the welcome home of a pair of adoring eyes in a furry face to vanquish the trials of the day. On National Pet Day (11th April), let’s thank our feathered, scaly, or furry bezzies for their unerring companionship. Here at Red Letter… Read More

Your Inspirational Easter Gift Guide

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Issy

It’s been a long time coming but, after what feels like forever, spring is just around the corner. With its arrival, people are enthusiastically shaking off their hats and scarves along with the dreariness that often coincides with the colder winter months. Read More

Tips for New Mums

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Issy

Mother's Day is a great excuse for us to sing the praises of the latest mum from our department here at Red Letter Days. Hayley left recently to have her second daughter, and baby Charlotte was a big hit when she came into the… Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Newcastle

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Laura Foulger

WIN Afternoon Tea for Two at The Vermont **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** OUR COMPETITION CLOSED AT 12PM ON MARCH 2017. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS. ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE TAKING AFTERNOON TEA AT THE VERMONT HOTEL! Springing up from the north bank… Read More

What Do Mothers Want?

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Maybe she’s your confidante and your conscience gauge; perhaps she’s both mentor and tormentor; both your biggest critic and most loyal fan. What about money lender, chauffeur, adviser, babysitter, and a thousand ever-changing roles throughout your life? This year, Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day) falls on… Read More

A Waitrose Recipe to Wow This Mother’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Brooke

With Mother's Day coming up, what better way to show mum how much you care than by dishing up a home-cooked meal. We've teamed up with Waitrose to give you a classic Persian dish to cook for her this Mother's Day. If you love… Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Brooke

Mothering Sunday originated as a Christian celebration to honour the Virgin Mary. Every year Mother's Day is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. Nowadays this annual celebration of mums is more about breakfast in bed, bouquets… Read More

Our First Ambassador Event – with Cake Boy

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Laura Foulger

We recently announced that we’d started working with 5 blogger ambassadors, including Kip and Louise (more about them here.) For the occasion of our very first bloggers’ event, the pair help us bring together 9 other bloggers from all corners of the blogosphere, resulting… Read More

10 Things That Turn 10 This Year

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Brooke

If you are anything like us, we still feel as though we are 18 and like everything happened just yesterday. When we learned that Maroon 5's Songs About Jane album came out 15 years ago, we were shocked by how far away our childhood… Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Manchester

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brooke

Home to world-famous football teams, iconic bands, Coronation Street and chips and gravy, Manchester is Northern England's diverse, energetic and creative hub. For anyone planning to visit for a weekend or perhaps thinking of moving north, read on for 7 reasons why you should definitely consider… Read More

The Bucket List – The Three Horseshoes Hotel and Spa

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Andrea

.mybox{background:rgba(255,255,255,0.75); padding: 6px; margin: 0 20px 0 20px;} As part of our plan to help others #LiveALittle in 2017, we promised we’d celebrate #BucketListThursdays by providing one person (or couple) a month with an experience to tick off their list! And we’ve done just… Read More

Meet Red Letter Days’ Blogger Ambassadors

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Laura Foulger

We’ve been keeping a secret for a while now, so it’s very exciting to finally be able to reveal it. Red Letter Days is now working with 5 Blogger Ambassadors. They’ll be going on some of our experiences – from the gastronomic to the… Read More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Andrea

The 14th of February is an annual celebration of love, be it with someone new or your long-term partner. Each year, everyone wants to ensure their significant other has the best day ever, but it can be hard coming up with… Read More

Top Tips to Avoid Bad Dates

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Brooke

Dating has changed so much in the past few years, you can now date on apps, on websites and dating meet up events. However, no matter where and how people are finding dates nowadays, what hasn't changed is the plethora of bad dates and… Read More

Top Things to See and Do in Amsterdam

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Andrea

If you Google Amsterdam, you’ll find many travel guides are based around the things everyone knows make The Netherlands’ capital an unbeatable stag or hen night destination: its controversial red light zone and the comparatively relaxed legal attitude to a certain herb. But Amsterdam is so much… Read More