Young Ladies About Town
The girls living and laughing their way around London, meeting lots of fascinating folk along the way...
So it seems only fitting that we should celebrate the stay at home holiday, along with the great sights and adventures Britain has to offer.
Cue my trip aboard the one and only Orient Express (mass excitement pours out of me even as I type this) with VisitEngland for a day celebrating all things Britain in a quintessentially British way.
My day on the Orient Express was spent enjoying food and wine from around Britain and exploring the 10 carriages of The British Pullman which had been transformed into different locations around the country, from Sheffield, to Nottingham (complete with Robin Hood) and the English Riviera (with Poirot - pause for a moment to share my excitment!)
After a five course lunch - yes five - we wondered through the carriages of the Pullman all while chugging along the Kentish countryside...as Pa Larkin would say (being from Kent) Perfic.
The highlight of the day for me was not just the exquisite food and wine but bumping into the legendary sleuth himself.
Obviously no trip aboard the Orient Express would be complete without bumping into Poirot - thankfully murder was not on the menu this time around though.
Words by Melonie Clarke
Daily tip from the lady archive
“PEOPLE cannot help being influenced by their surroundings and their environment; therefore how all important it is that both of these should be healthy and cheery, for health and happiness both go hand-in-hand.”The Lady. The Blessing of Old Health, 18th November 1920