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Only in NOLA 

Only in NOLA 

New Orleans was our first stop on the trip of a lifetime to explore one incredible, unique and legendary corner of the deep south United States. A trip so GREAT I’m going to drag it out over four posts. There’s so much to say! A mixture of tropical weather, mysterious food recipes and, most of … Continue reading

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

Autumn in Milano

Autumn in Milano

The bitter-sweetness of living somewhere as international, multicultural, transient as London, is that the minute you meet someone, you are already counting down the hours until they will be moving on. This happens all the time for antipodeans with our cruel 24 month visas (just enough time to put down roots and bloom for one season) and … 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

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

Melbourne – Something a bit different

Melbourne – Something a bit different

Even though I was freezing in Melbourne (yes even after three winters in Europe, I still get cold in Melbourne) I spent a good deal of time wandering the CBD trying to find, as always, a glimpse of the past. There may not be that long a past in Australian cities but Melbourne probably has … Continue reading