Fortnum & Mason, You, me & the Queen

Fortnum’s is an unusual mix of grocery/department store and tourist attraction.    Situated just off the tourist nightmare attraction of Picadilly Circus, in the frightfully posh area near Jermyn Street, an area which “dates back to 1664 when Charles II authorised Henry Jermyn, the Earl of St Albans, to develop an area close to St James’ Palace. It holds a worldwide reputation for high quality British artistry and craftsmanship.” As a part of this area… View Post

Virtual Cheese Tasting with Paxton and Whitfield

Whilst it’s not the same as in-person, I’ve actually loved trying out all kinds of online events over the last few months; quizzes, games, comedy events and music gigs. But, top of the list has to be the virtual cheese tasting with Paxton and Whitfield. Disclosure: this tasting was given to us courtesy of Paxton and Whitfield, but all fromage excitement is completely my own. Now I already love Paxton and Whitfield. I love popping in… View Post

11 of my Favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15.   London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent… View Post

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15. London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent under… View Post

Trafalgar Square Traffic Lights

No, I haven’t lost my mind. One of the things that I adore the most about London, is the sheer curiosity that this city engenders. You think you know London, and then you discover that some of the Trafalgar Square traffic lights have special symbols, rather than the ubiquitous stick man ushering pedestrians across the crossing. If I’m being honest, this isn’t a new discovery for me – but one that I’ve meant to share… View Post