Lifestyle, Travel & Hotel

A day in the Wiltshire countryside

Yesterday was certainly a ‘full’ day. I started off with a fairly busy morning in the Emergency department. When I finished, I jumped into the car with the family, determined to make the most of a sunny day. We decided to head into the Wiltshire countryside for some fresh outdoor […]

Travel & Hotel

Glamping in Leeds castle

My daughter has constantly requested to go camping. Being a creature of comforts, I didn’t  fancy that small tent, sleeping bag affair. It’s not to say that I haven’t done it before. I can remember when I did a 2 week expedition in the Lake District for my Gold Duke […]

Travel & Hotel

A day trip to Whitstable Beach

Last weekend, I took some time off from work, determined to spend quality Summer time with the family. Every Summer, we visit Whitstable for its lovely beach, only a relatively modest driving distance from London. Last year was rather blustery, but this year we were blessed with warm sunshine. The […]


Heal’s Discovers, Heal’s Autumn/Winter preview collection

As promised, here is Heal’s Autumn/Winter collection and the annual Heal’s Discovers preview which showcases exclusive collaboration with new design talents. What caught my eye when I entered the room was the hand-blown glass lighting by Rothschild & Bickers, one of only a few glassworks still active in the U.K.  Each […]


The Monocle Country Fayre 2013

Last weekend, I was invited to the Monocle Country Fayre at Midori house, the London headquarters of Monocle magazine. Monocle is a popular International magazine launched in 2007 with a large online following. It provides global reporting on current affairs, culture, business and design with a portfolio of shops worldwide catered to […]


Maria Hatling – another talent unveiled

I recently came across Maria Hatling, the resident artist of the week at the Fritz Hansen store in London. She was there as part of the Makecreate project in which a negotiated space in store allows for an artist to exhibit their work, to gain further exposure. Maria is a Norwegian […]


The Cockpit Arts open studio, Summer 2013

It is always a pleasure to visit Cockpit arts studio, to discover fresh talents and to see the new works of established artists.  Last time, I was there for the Christmas open studios. You can read about it here. It was exciting to see Abigail Brown’s new work in her […]


A fresh Summer bloom from The Urban Flower company

Hello all! I previously posted about my talented local florist Matthew Richardson from The Urban Flower Company. I revisited his store again to get some fresh blooms made up for a digital magazine collaboration. He made 2 floral arrangements for me, one of which I will show to you when […]