Mette Poynton
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Mum and Wife, Writer and Professional Tourist.
I ♥ TRAVELS.

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Seven Super Places to Go in Copenhagen

(2) Comments | Posted 17 April 2016 | (18:03)

If you have yet to visit Copenhagen, the beautiful capital of Denmark, you are in for a treat... do get yourself booked in for a trip to this wonderful city in the country where the happiest people in the world live, you will love it.

Copenhagen was founded as...

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Seven Amazing Chefs in the Cotswolds

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2016 | (11:51)

More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming known for being a hub for foodies all over the UK and, indeed, the World. With an abundance of fresh, quality ingredients right on the doorstep, from locally produced cheeses, fruits and vegetables to pork, lamb and even fish from our local trout...

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Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

(2) Comments | Posted 13 March 2016 | (13:51)

In the last couple of years the World has heard a lot about the Danish concept of HYGGE and The United Nation's World Happiness Report have seen Danes top the list as The Happiest People in the World. This has shown Denmark in a wonderful light all over...

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My Gastric Sleeve and Fat-Shaming

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2016 | (19:08)

On the 28 November 2015, I underwent weight loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric sleeve. I wrote about why I needed this operation in my previous blogs, "My Gastric Sleeve and Me" and My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS.

Both mainly dealt...

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My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS

(4) Comments | Posted 27 February 2016 | (18:06)

On the 25th of November 2015, I has weight loss surgery. I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve. It has now been just over 3 months since my surgery and I have lost nearly 30 kg. YAY!

The first month after the surgery was the...

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Dorset Unplanned

(14) Comments | Posted 17 January 2016 | (12:26)

In August 2015 I spent 3 days on the Jurassic Coast in beautiful Dorset with my family. My 7-year-old son's interest in dinosaurs, fossils and all things Jurassic, inspired the trip and we went in the hope that, other than wonderful memories from a break away as a family, we...

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My Gastric Sleeve and Me

(3) Comments | Posted 17 December 2015 | (19:51)

On the 28th of November this year, I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, a type of bariatric surgery where 85% of my stomach was removed, leaving what is known as a gastric sleeve.

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Image credit: Singhal Surgical.


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Seven Great Places to Sleep in the Cotswolds

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2015 | (23:16)

Whether you're into sleeping al fresco under the stars and in the middle of the woods or bunking in a luxurious hotel bedroom with a beautiful view of the rolling hills, there's a bed in the Cotswolds with your name on it!

So when you plan your next visit...

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Stay On Set in the Cotswolds

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2015 | (11:50)

Recently the mini-series of J. K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy was shown on TV. I loved it and not least because it was filmed in the lovely Cotswolds where I live and run Cotswolds Concierge, a business promoting all things Cotswolds. Filming of The Casual Vacancy...

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Cornwall Unplanned

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2015 | (18:07)

Over Easter my family and I spent 4 days in wonderful Cornwall. This was a family holiday as well as reconnaissance for Cornwall Concierge.

The trip was decided a couple of months in advance, so imagine our delight when we saw that the weather was due to...

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Seven Great Places to Eat in the Cotswolds

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2015 | (00:56)

More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming a great hub for foodies from all over the country. Great chefs are coming here for the wonderful produce and to showcase their talent and their food, great food lovers come here from all over the country, and in fact the...

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Seven Places to Go When You Visit the Cotswolds With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2014 | (13:00)

Every day my family and I consider ourselves lucky to be living in one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds.

People come to The Cotswolds from all over the UK and World to experience this picture perfect haven. And it really is picture perfect, but it's...

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The Cotswolds Mystery

(0) Comments | Posted 9 June 2014 | (20:32)

One day, all the sheep in The Cotswolds disappeared. All we know for sure, is that one of these people is responsible... but who? It's a mystery!

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On May 9th 2014 a PR campaign unlike any other was launched...

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Seven Places To Go When You Visit The Cotswolds This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2013 | (13:36)

Every day I consider myself so lucky to be living in one of the UK's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds.

People come to The Cotswolds from all over the World to experience this truly magnificent place with its picture perfect villages and landscapes. And although...

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The Unenthusiastic Dieter - The Big Fat Diet Finish

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2013 | (15:37)

How Alex James and Oprah Winfrey changed the course of my diet journey.

I started a diet on January 1st of this year and it has been a rollercoaster ride of sorts. I lost weight but I hated the dieting. I hated the focus around food and body image. I...

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The Unenthusiastic Dieter - No More Excuses Not to Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2013 | (09:18)

On 31 December 2012, I set my New Year's Resolution: To lose 40 kg's in 12 months. Today, 4 months after I started, I'm happy to report that I'm 17 kg's lighter already. In this, the 4th month just gone, I'm back on track with my diet (last month I...

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The Unenthusiastic Dieter - The Brutal Honesty of a 4-Year-Old

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2013 | (22:48)

In the past month, I've had quite a few people ask me nicely how my diet is going... my responses have included, "Leave me alone", "That's none of your business" and "Ah, that's my landline ringing, gotta get it, Byeee".

Progress Update: 14 kilos down, 26 kilos to go.

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Hello New Technology, Bye Bye Common Courtesy!

(3) Comments | Posted 15 March 2013 | (23:00)

When I, at 18, graduated sixth form college back in Denmark, I decided my next step in life should be a year of work experience in a London hotel. This is 18 years ago now (what?!) and although we did have a computer at home, the internet wasn't mainstream so...

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The Unenthusiatic Dieter - The Jimmy Choo Carrot On A Stick

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (05:22)

Progress Update: 14 kilos down, 26 kilos to go.

On 31 December 2012, I set my New Year's Resolution: To lose 40 kg's in 12 months. Today, 2 months after I started, I am happy to report that I'm 14 kg's lighter already.

I've found the dieting very easy, but...

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How to Make Twitter Work For Your Local Business

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2013 | (19:48)

Celebrities use Twitter as a platform to interact on a personal level with fans, big businesses use Twitter to establish their online presence and to show their customers that they are accessible, mere mortals use Twitter to follow celebrities and businesses and for news stories... and so on....

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