I’ve been meaning to tell you about Wakehurst Place for months.¬†Germaine and I went there at the end of May when wisteria was in bloom and the bluebells were swaying in the late spring breeze. It feels like the trip was a lifetime ago because so much has changed since, but then it’s only really been three months which seems like no time at all too. We were looking for a day trip somewhere within…

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When you’ve worked in one area for a few years it’s easy to assume you’ve seen, done and photographed everything within a few miles radius of your office, particularly an Instagram addict like me. So you can imagine how happy I was to experience something new and enjoy a different view of one of my favourite places in London – Little Venice. I spotted Go Boat London during a lunch break not long after it…

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A gentle breeze rustles across the field, bringing with it the drowsy scent of lavender. For a minute, I can pretend I’m in a remote farm in Provence, but the chatter amongst tourists reminds me that I’m still in London – Mayfield Lavender Farm to be exact. Some may claim that it’s not London at all, but when you live outside the M25 you know what the real suburbia looks and feels like. As I…

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I’ve always thought that National Trust memberships were for older people. Now at 31, I don’t consider myself ‘old’ just yet but as James and I entered the gates of Ham House at the weekend, we seriously considered signing up on the spot. With an entry fee of ¬£10.80 each versus a monthly direct debit of ¬£9.00 between us that covers access to 100s of places, the numbers certainly add up. Yet, what appeals to…

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Going underground is part and parcel of every day life in London. In fact, after a few weeks of living here you don’t even think about millions of people travelling around like ants many metres below ground. So you may be wondering why I chose to visit a deep-level shelter, 30 metres beneath Clapham South station. Surely it’s just like every other journey below ground? As we clambered down the stairs, sirens blaring, I was…

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