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

The Best Pubs in London | Curated by a …

The Best Pubs in London | Curated by a thirsty Londoner

Pubs. They’re great, aren’t they? London is great too. Put these together and what do we have? – the great London Pub. It’s practically an institution in British culture, and often becomes the extended lounge of busy Londoners. With that in mind, I thought my blog was lacking a list of the best pubs in London, so I roped in my local expert of hopped beverages. I met my lovely husband in a London pub… 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

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions

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