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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

The 12 Days of Eatmas

The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow! On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat… 25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, … Continue reading