9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie …

9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie for

We’ve been promised a week or two of unseasonably delicious weather so have been thinking back to a few of my favourite day trips from London worth pulling a sickie for. We’re talking lovely beaches, ancient history and lovely rambles in nature, soaking up all of that sunshine. Sure, the classics are pretty amazing; Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Cotswolds & Stonehenge/Salisbury, Brighton, York… I could blather on. The key to any good day trip… View Post

The Best Bottomless Brunch in London | AD

The Best Bottomless Brunch in London | AD

A lovely friend of mine recently moved to London, and asked me to recommend the best bottomless brunch in London to her for her birthday. But, there’s a twist. DISCLAIMER – This post was commissioned by BottomlessBrunch.com but all bottomless brunch in London enthusiasm is very, very much my own.   I’ve got to be honest here and confess that as a self-crowned brunch queen, I only knew of a couple of places to recommend and had… View Post

Afternoon Tea at the Beautiful Lanesborough Hotel | Food …

Afternoon Tea at the Beautiful Lanesborough Hotel | Food Memories

There’s a pure joy in taking afternoon tea with a good friend, no, it’s not joy. That’s too rambunctious a word. Bliss. (Thank you for adding embedding this phrase into my psyche, Katherine Mansfield.) Disclosure: we were guests of The Lanesborough Hotel for their homage to Cruelle De Vil, but all literary metaphor excitement is purely my own.   Bliss is the best word, as afternoon is a little touch of magic to the ordinary… View Post

A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List

A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List

Because I’m really cool (not, we all know this) I’ve decided to turn our Travel Linkup topic of a travel bucket-list upside down – handle to the ground if you will – and linger a little on some of the lovely, lovely moments I’ve been pining for. A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List if you will/need a grandly titled collection. All this time we’ve been stuck at home, with seemingly unending cold dreary days of… View Post

One of the best walks in London | Chelsea …

One of the best walks in London | Chelsea to Marylebone Station

Once upon a time, a young kiwi lass moved to one of the most enchanting cities in the world. Fast forward more than a decade, and she still takes the time to stroll some of the best walks in London, breathing in the wonder of the city, wandering along the smaller side roads, marvelling at the history they hold. This Kiwi, she [will subequently switch to a first person narrative voice, don’t worry] often skips… View Post