It took a good friend and I more than a year to visit Eltham Palace. Taking into consideration the ease of getting there (there are several central London train stations which serve the 30 minute journey to the Zone 4 Mottingham Station), the Art Deco beauty that Eltham is known for and the curious architectural history of a medieval royal residence, you would think we’d have gotten our act a little more together. First mentioned… View Post

Friday figments and photos: the one where we’…

Friday figments and photos: the one where we’re gone from summer to winter in a matter of days

I’m not going to do it. I will resist moaning about the weather,  because the weather is simply a state of mind (well, and a few pairs of ruined shoes.) Somehow (I’m still convinced that it’s a glitch in the matrix) my little old blog has popped up to number 18 in the Trips100 August list of Travel Bloggers. I don’t really believe it, but I’ll enjoy my (no doubt very brief) moment of mischief…… View Post

Friday figments and photos

Friday figments and photos

When I catch up with friends (and firneds as my fumbling typing fingers drafted), they often ask me “have you been up to much lately?” You know, normal questions, but I always find myself with a blank expression. “Ah, yeah, well, you know…” *Fumbles in handbag for phone to check Friday blogposts or instagram roll* Is this old age already? Angles & juxtaposition. Modern buildings can be very playful… #architecture #design #lovelondon #pursuepretty A photo… View Post

A cure for London-itis; stop, breathe and Listen

A cure for London-itis; stop, breathe and Listen

I think I have an adventure itch. Our generation always seem to be chasing the end of a rainbow, whether it be travel, career, relationship or that one perfect meal. Maybe it’s because our heads have been filled with the dreams of Hollywood; an idealised cornucopia of a world where you can have everything; glamour, stability and dahling ah-mazing cultural experiences. I think I’ve been experiencing the hangry equivalent of being cooped up. It’s been… View Post

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch broke our hearts. 4 years after the 2011 6.3 magnitude earthquake, there are still families affected by the violent tectonic shaking and insurance companies running out of budget to get them back on their feet. Everywhere you walk through the quiet city there are reminders of the devastation – a half standing Cathedral surrounded by fallen masonry, orange construction cones barring entry and staircases leading to nowhere. On the flip side, the ‘number-8’ wire… View Post