Yes, I was the birthday girl yesterday and lucky lucky me Mr C duly obliged and surprised me with a day and night in the land of lace and chocolate – no he didn’t take me to M&S, he took me to Bruges and it was heavenly; glorious architecture, cobbled streets, meandering canals and yes there is a God, the sun shone! I adore Bruges. Didn’t see Colin Farrell there though!

Seriously, for those of you who have never visited this most romantic of Cities, you really need to put it on your list of must do’s. Lively and convivial by day and magical by night, trust me you will be glad you did 🙂