A few shops and a bit too much pudding in Shoreditch

A few shops and a bit too much pudding in Shoreditch

I had planned to idle away copious amounts of time last year hanging out in London’s best interiors and lifestyle stores. This may sound incongruous but I don’t actually like shopping very much – I find it tiring and it …

A surprisingly sunny New Year in Devon

A surprisingly sunny New Year in Devon

On New Year’s Eve we hopped in the car, hoisted the kids out of the London-bound train at Bristol Parkway and headed down to Devon to stay with friends for New Year. Our friends are lucky enough to have a …

Christmas in London and lots of frost

Christmas in London and lots of frost

Five weeks of solid work experience in the run-up to christmas hampered my attempts to be super organised for the festive season. In addition the flat was full of building equipment and choked with dust until the builders finally packed …

A tumultuous but beautiful weekend in Snowdonia

A tumultuous but beautiful weekend in Snowdonia

For reasons relating to disorganisation and a lack of planning, Richard and I have never actually managed to take the kids away for our portion of the autumn half term. This year, however, a mere two weeks before the start of the …

The perfect country retreat: The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell in the New Forest

The perfect country retreat: The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell in the New Forest

Nestled in an isolated location at the northern end of the New Forest, with only a pub and an abundance of ponies for company, lies a rather special house: The Old Sir Walter Tyrrell, an ex-pub which has been transformed …

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