To chase away the impending January blues, Sima (The Curious Pixie), Binny (Food and Travel Diarist), Shikha (always asking Why People Waste Annual Leave) and I plotted a cheeky respite from the winter blues, a ladies staycation in our favourite city, London. Disclaimer: We were invited to spend our London staycation in the Chronicle Aparthotel by Supercity but all views, PJs and meal choices are very much our own. Did you ever read The Babysitters Club… View Post

10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

It’s cold, there isn’t much sunshine and I’m already getting sick of arriving places looking like I was dragged through a wet hedge backwards – repeatedly. So, I decided to pop together this blog post of 10 ways to beat winter blues – tried and true methods that help me to survive those Northern Hemisphere winters that never seem to end. {Disclaimer: post contains one clearly marked affiliate link.}  I love a good list. Especially… View Post

72 hours in Gibraltar – Sunshine, Rock Stars and Monkeys

72 hours in Gibraltar – Sunshine, Rock Stars and Monkeys

We booked our 72 hours in Gibraltar without any expectations. If I’m entirely honest, I didn’t know very much about Gibraltar other than the history as a disputed territory, that there are a lot of monkeys, it has a huge rock and it’s a perfect place to catch some winter sun. I’m becoming more of a spontaneous traveller – my friend and I booked the destination on a whim, and that ended up being the theme… View Post

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that …

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that was.

First and foremost my blog is a journal. An online journal that has become a treasure box of memories, tips that I hope will be helpful and my online baby which has given me the impetus to learn a plethora of new skills. In that spirit, Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019! This little post is a throwback to the year that was. I always spend the last post of the year (< because I’m a rule breaker in… View Post

The best piece of advice I’ve ever …

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given

Mae West once said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” and honestly, it’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever had. Really understanding what she (and the friend who said it to me) meant, has literally led me to sitting in my home office chair in London 10 years on from those university lecture theatres on the other side of the world.  The fabulous Lucy Lucraft founded and… View Post