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About Pratkvarnen

My name is Anne and I write under the name Pratkvarn which means Chatterbox. Yes, I talk a lot! I have been working for VisitBritain, in the consumer team since year 2000. Since I like meeting different people, I try to help out at exhibitions and other events we participate in. I also answer questions regarding lovely Scotland where I intend to travel as often as I can – either with work or to see friends. My other “UK soft spots” are Northern England, South East London and Kent, to mention a few.

Looking for romantic accommodation in London?

Valentine’s Day is coming up!
Looking for something special for you and your loved one? Then maybe 41 Hotel could be what you are looking for!

This luxurious 5 star boutique hotel is located behind Buckingham Palace. In a quiet and exclusive location, this hotel welcomes you with comfortable and stylish rooms. In the tastefully decorated lounge with chandeliers and antique furniture, you and your loved one can enjoy afternoon tea in an elegant atmosphere.  How romantic!

Happy Valentine’s!



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A family friendly hotel in London

The website TripAdvisor is a page where you can read what other travellers have thought about their accommodation. This year has The TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards for “The UK’s most family friendly hotel”  gone to The Luna Simone Hotel in London, which even makes it into the World’s Top Ten Family list. Impressive!

This hotel is located close to Victoria Station and Pimlico. An ideal location for those who travel from Stansted Airport by bus and Gatwick Airport by train.



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One of the best Fish and chip shops in UK

Fish and chips

Fish and chips

A few years ago I  drove from Edinburgh towards St Andrews along the Fife coastal road and had to stop for something to eat. I had read and also been recommended by the scottish tourist board of a  lovely harbour town called Anstruther.  The town is famous for it’s fish and chips,  so I just had to try it out. Insted of sitting inside, on a lovely sunny day (they do exist) I took my “chippie”  outside and sat on bench.  I really enjoyed my lunch!

I had an awesome sight over the harbour, overlooking the yachts that sailed into the harbour. And today I was pleased to read that  “Anstruther Fish Bar” is the winner of The UK Fish & Chip of the Year competition 2008/09.



Filed under Food & Drink, Scotland