It was raining when we got into Paris. A slow, steady drizzle that reminded me of November exactly three years ago when I lived here (more…)
So it turns out I live just around the corner from where one of my favourite Victorian novelists penned her work in South East London. Follow me, as I explore the secret walk that has been named after her most famous children’s novel in tribute to her residence and discover one of London’s most gorgeous unknown nature reserves.
It was on a rainy day in Spring – just Spring – 1st March to be exact – when I turned my heels to the cobbled streets and winding alleyways of Hampstead. (more…)
I have this slight obsession with deer. They are my favourite animal. When Christmas and New Year come around, I see them as fair game to indulge my dream of actually being a deer. So you can imagine my delight when someone brought this deer park in Japan to my attention. The deer here are so tame that YOU CAN ACTUALLY HUG THEM AND PET THEM AND TAKE SELFIES WITH THEM. I mean, it is literally the dream. These are probably the best deer selfies ever taken. I have selfie envy. Welcome to the legendary Nara Deer Park in Japan. (more…)
There is a lot I could tell you about the history of this place, most of it probably from Wikipedia because I’d had a couple of glasses of mulled wine by the time I finished the day and soooome (most) of it has kind of receded into the bleariness of lovely memories. But I think the pictures definitely speak for themselves… (more…)
About two years ago, not long before this blog was born, I was curled up in bed reading the book to my favourite film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Intrigued by the hooped skirts and corseted dresses, along with the old-style Southern etiquette and chivalry I love so well, I turned to Pinterest for a few more pictures. Little did I know that I would stumble upon this fascinating lady and her family – Atlanta Goodwin, husband Jordan and little ones Marian, Alan and Elsie. (more…)
I was thinking about what would make me feel better whilst nursing a
slight (HUGE) hangover, as I’m sure a few of you are doing too, this being the first day of the New Year! And I decided that taking you on a trip to where I spent Christmas this year with my family would do the trick. Get ready for some stunning coast line, picturesque villages and the best holiday hideaway in England (at least, we think so)!
So because loads has been written about Woodstock already and because it’s New Year I’m not going to write an article all about Woodstock now. But I do still want to leave you with a totally celebratory article about love and peace and general happiness to ring in the New Year – and hopefully set a precedent for what’s to come! (more…)
There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)