My Happy Place

Magic Mondays Episode 4. Cute Critters, World War II Relics, and a Perfect Riverside Pub

Mudchute City Farm probably has the strangest collection of both animals and World War II relics in London,  (more…)

Magic Mondays Episode 3. Ethical Girl London Enchanted In Paris

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…)

Magic Mondays, Episode 2. Hidden Horses and City Stables On My Walk To Eltham Palace in London

It was whilst we were on our way to Eltham Palace & Gardens, an English Heritage property about a 45 minute walk from where I live in South East London, that I began to have the feeling we were being watched. (more…)

Magic Mondays, Episode 1. Guess Which Famous Victorian Writer’s London Railway Retreat I Live Next To Now

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.

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This Deer Park In Japan Lets Travellers Bond With Earth’s Shyest Creatures

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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…)

The Story Of A Seamstress & Her Family Who Live The Traditional American Homesteading Dream

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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…)

Happy New Year! A Peaceful Compendium of People Loving Life & Hugging Animals From All Around The World

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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…)