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Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015

The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition opened last month, reaching its 247th year with 100s of (and now over 1,000) pieces of art having being displayed each year since […]


Rediscovering Regent’s Park

This week is set to be one of hottest weeks of the year so far, with a tropical 30 degree plus heat heading to London! Whilst the commute to and from work on a […]


Standing in Wellington’s boots at Apsley House

In a city steeped in history it’s easy to pass something by on a daily basis and not register its part in London’s past. I guess it’s one of the privileges […]


Exploring the Barbican Conservatory

Living in London means accepting that you’ll spend time searching for all of the peaceful places to enjoy amidst the non-stop activity of an eternally evolving capital city. Luckily, urban gardens […]


Bank holiday brunching at Granger & Co, Clerkenwell

Brunch and bank holidays are a match made in heaven. What better time to enjoy the most laid-back dish on the menu than over a leisurely three-day weekend, with that ‘free’ holiday […]


Tips for renting a car in London

When I left Birmingham for London I had to say goodbye to my first and only car, an S reg silver Peugot 106 affectionately called Josh. I knew that when […]


The romantic Scotney Castle

As the last trees of soft pink blossom bloom and wedding season gets underway, it feels like romance is truly in air. With three weddings next month I’m embracing the […]


City eats ~ Tapas Revolution, Shoreditch

I love Tapas. I could say that about a lot of food but what I love most about it is the fact that it’s one of the best social cuisines. […]


Celebrating spring at Kew Gardens

The first signs of spring are pretty exciting, but that first day or two when the sun shines and it actually feels warm on your skin are something else. Combine it […]


Exploring the mews of London

In a city like London it’s perfectly acceptable to be a bit nosey. Don’t you think? We can explore its famous landmarks and, for the extra nosey like me, poke […]


Tips for managing your money in London

Budgeting is boring. It’s really not much fun putting limits on things in a city where there’s so much to do, see, eat and drink. And I doubt I’m alone […]


City escapes ~ Whitsands Bay, Cornwall

Have you ever all of a sudden realised that weeks or months have flown by and you’ve not travelled further than an hour from your house, seen anyone or anything […]


The weekend edit #11

February was the month I found myself in the internet-less wilderness after making my fifth London flat move to live with James and having the inevitable challenge of sorting out […]


Sauntering around the Sky Garden

If there’s anything that will snap me out of a blogging break it’s a trip to see London’s latest city view, at the top of one of the skyline’s newest additions. […]


The weekend edit #10

Happy Valentines Day readers! Will you be celebrating today? There are so many love hearts and endless adverts that I always wonder how many people really celebrate it. James and I are mainly pottering about […]