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Weekender in the real capital

Weekender in the real capital

Can you believe I’ve lived in the UK for 3.5 years and I had never visited Winchester? The old capital of England? The home of kings, of artists, of politics for hundreds of years? I know, it’s shocking. I recently atoned by going on a fantastic weekend girls’ trip resplendent with chilly blue skies and costume silliness. … Continue reading

Walking Tour of Wapping

Walking Tour of Wapping

On a freezing cold morning, I found myself walking around derelict spots of east London in a bid to uncover hidden secrets about my home borough, Wapping. I don’t want to give away all the surprises but The Bill,  The Battle of Cable Street, Tobacco Dock, Graham Norton and News International all featured heavily…as well … Continue reading

From St Katherine’s to The Angel – a London walk

From St Katherine’s to The Angel – a London walk

The first few weeks of 2016 started off pretty quietly for me, with a self enforced health-and-fitness/teetotal/mindfulness/any-other-buzzword you can think of, pledge to be a better person after the excesses of, well I could say Christmas but in reality it was all of 2015. As luck would have it, January also brought me plenty of SUNNY days! … Continue reading

Edinburgh Cityscapes

Edinburgh Cityscapes

Second stop on my work trip to Scotland was Edinburgh – I’ve been before but somehow I had forgotten how utterly picturesque this city is. I lugged my camera around, making the most of early mornings and time in-between meetings to photograph as many vantage points as possible. The weather put on a show and I was … Continue reading

Due North: Aberdeen

Due North: Aberdeen

From Madrid in the morning to Scotland in the evening – it was one hell of a commute. After my beautiful weekend in the Spanish sunshine I headed off for a week of work visiting our clients in Scotland. First stop: Aberdeen. Officially the furthest north I have ever been on this planet. Coincidentally it reminded … Continue reading

The Fresh Wapper – a new home in East London

The Fresh Wapper – a new home in East London

I’ve been moving around so much lately I haven’t had time to write about the place I found to sit still in! I have recently become a local in the historic, iconic, watery, relaxed borough of St Katharine’s & Wapping. That, apparently, officially makes me a Wapper. A Fresh Wapper?! This is the kind of area … Continue reading

Summer in 1066 Country

Summer in 1066 Country

As I sit blogging in the London drizzle on the (official) last day of summer, I thought it might be warming  to reflect on sunnier days. Despite, you know, England, there were a few rays of sunshine this year. Months and months ago I started rambling to my friends about how I would like to do … Continue reading

Birthday Day Out

Birthday Day Out

Last year was definitely a birthday to remember, drinking wine and riding Vespas in the winter, Tuscan sunshine. This year I wanted to do something a bit closer to home. It’s not always easy to rally people to get excited for a birthday in chilly February but this year I managed to attract a small … Continue reading