During the colder months, I always associate Sundays with walks through the park, an endless supply of tea and biscuits (why are Maryland cookies so moreish?!), a hearty roast dinner and some kind of period drama. It was a good way to break up study sessions and it’s the perfect way to relax these days. When Vanessa and I were organising a catch up a few weeks ago, we both agreed that meeting up in… View Post

Autumn, another season that never lasts long enough in my opinion. One minute we’re just saying goodbye to summer, the next the clocks have changed, it’s dark at 5pm and we’re wondering about how to survive the shorter days of winter. I’ve tried to make the most of the golden season over the last couple of weeks, with plenty of green spaces in London there’s and endless supply of golden hues and crunch leaves. I hope… View Post

You can never make too many visits to Kew Gardens and I’d even say it’s a must-visit if you’re spending a week in the capital. Its 300 acre patch on the banks of the Thames is enough to keep you coming back again and again. But, as I’ve said before, it’s the changing seasons that will have you captivated each time. Originally the gardens to Kew Palace, started by the same man that created Chelsea… View Post

There’s something deliciously indulgent about jumping into another world, tucked under a blanket with a hot drink and my favourite scented candle burning in the background. July to September feels like a distant memory as I get cosy and dip into the depths of autumn. It’s just so easy to forget one season and embrace the next when it’s as beautiful as autumn. But for one post, I’m  going to travel back in time and attempt to remember what I… View Post

Apparently today is National Gin & Tonic Day. I don’t usually celebrate such days here on the blog (there seem to be a number of G&T celebrations…), but as it’s one of London’s most iconic drinks and a favourite tipple of mine, it gave me a good excuse to think of a way to share last week’s trip to Sipsmith’s Gin Distillery. My friend Lyndsay and I have been trying to fix a date to catch up… View Post

After almost seven years of being a London dweller (*gulp*), you’d think that I’d have every major event in the diary and have worked out how to make the most of them by now. But despite learning a few lessons about whittling down the enormous list of places to visit during Open House London last year, the weekend came out of nowhere. I’d hardly taken a look at the list, let alone thought about entering… View Post