I have never been a traveller. Hands up – I’ve never seemed to find the time or the money to holiday abroad. Before September 2015, the last time I had left the country was summer 2008 (which explains my unearthly pale skin tone). Sadly and over time, the fear of jumping on a plane set in, rock solid like Matt Stevenson’s cheese and jalapeño sauce the day after a party.
London is pretty bloody tiring, isn't it? I don't know about you, but sometimes it feels like I am constantly battling against our beloved concrete jungle - even when I'm trying to relax. Tube delays, rail replacement buses, crowds, rude commuters, the never ending rush, the list goes on and on. So you can imagine what a light relief it was when my friends and I spontaneously decided to go to Brighton for the day.
Ladies and gents, we're all well aware that London is one of the most striking and beautiful cities in the world (yes, I know, I know - and expensive), but when tourists or our family and friends come to visit, we don't exactly have the best selection of souvenirs for them to remember us by. Maybe one of those 'My mum went to London and all I got was this lousy t-shirt' t-shirts, or a crappy plastic model of a red phone box. Rubbish. No one really wants that stuff.
This weekend, I visited Cornwall with my folks for a well-deserved break from city life. I was unsure whether to write a post about it all, seeing as Cornwall isn't exactly close to London. So, I've decided to let you peak into my holiday photo album instead (aren't I nice?). Normal procedure will resume soon, but until then - just look at these views!
Anyone who knows Lucy and I will be under no illusion that we have a slightly odd interest in anything to do with crime. Personally, I blame Serial and the obsession that followed in trying to find a podcast just as gripping and intriguing (we're now massively into Sword & Scale by the way - highly recommend if you were a fan of Adnam's story). So, when we stumbled across the new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, we instantly knew this would be one for us...
I've always been terrified at the prospect of attending a blogging event. I'm really shy when it comes to meeting new people and seeing as I don't have many local friends who are bloggers, I've always been scared of just showing up by myself. But, having written a couple of guest posts for Love London over the last few months and knowing them so well, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity of attending their latest blogging event at Le Peep Boutique on Park Lane.
Seeing as I’m heading home this weekend to spend Mother’s Day in the Buckinghamshire countryside, I thought it might be a nice idea to put together a list of all the places I would take my Mum, had she wanted to spend Sunday 15th March in London.
One of the things I’ve been looking forward to the most this winter is a Christmas walk on the Heath. We’ve had it planned for a little while now and when the day finally arrived, I was bursting with festive excitement.
Days off are great, aren’t they? Whilst the world is at work, you get to do whatever you like, so for mine, I chose to enjoy a little bit of culture and head off to explore the British Museum in Central London.
This afternoon, some of the girls and I wondered off into Covent Garden in search of the Taylors of Harrogate pop-up room. We’d heard that there would be a free serving of coffee and just couldn’t refuse popping in and taking a look – especially as they were teaming up with Stylist magazine for the event.