New York City | The West Village

Of all the neighbourhoods in New York City, the West Village is easily the most walkable, its cobbled corners straying from the signature grid that unfurls across the rest of Manhattan. I began my walk on Cherry Lane at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Established in 1924, the theatre is the city's longest continuously running off-Broadway … Continue reading New York City | The West Village

Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

On a chill February morning, Tilly and I picked up my friend and we headed to the lovely West London district of Notting Hill. This upmarket part of London even has a film named after it. Beloved of bankers and yummy mummies, the area is awash with colourful houses , a world famous weekly market … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

Right Now …

Right now I'm currently ... Reading:  The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by Corey Mead. This was a Christmas gift and although I might have picked up a copy myself, I'm disappointed in how just unlikable the couple is. Planning: more Weekday Walks to share with you. Watching: Les … Continue reading Right Now …

Blog Review | 2018

Happy New Year to you and yours!Throughout 2018, one thing was crystal clear, I absolutely write for me, and for me alone.  That you, a reader, may have found something of interest is always a bonus.  (I have a post about my thoughts on 10 years of blogging going live later this week.)  Becoming more … Continue reading Blog Review | 2018

Weekday Walks | Christmas Shopping

Every year, The Brainy One and I choose a day in December to go Christmas shopping.  I say Christmas shopping, but what actually happens is this (or something very similar) ... To Green Park on the Underground.  A quick stop at Fortnum and Mason to see their decorated stairwell, which although pretty, wasn't a patch … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Christmas Shopping

Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Classics

You can see what feels like hundreds of windows decorated for Christmas and almost every road, street or cobbled mews seems to be festooned with a myriad of twinkling lights. However, if you want to see something a little classier and dare I say it, a little more tasteful, look no further that London's leading … Continue reading Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Classics

Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Lights

This year, unlike previous years, I avoided the obvious areas of London when seeking out Christmas lights.  Oxford and Regents Streets have had the same decorations for the last few years. Somerset House has a magnificent tree in its inner courtyard, right next to the pop-up ice skating rink.  I timed my shot perfectly, as … Continue reading Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Lights

Weekday Walks | Christmas Windows

The Boy Child and I spent a day recently roaming London's West End checking out the Christmas windows.  We began at Knightsbridge and ended at Green Park, having covered Sloane Street, Berkeley Square and Bond Street in between. Here's a few of our favourites ...  ~ Harrods ~ Because who doesn't wear a dress like … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Christmas Windows

Pollock’s Toy Museum

Pollock's Toy Museum is a museum and small toy shop housed in two atmospheric historic buildings in London's Fitzrovia. It is a collection of mainly Victorian toys. On display in six small rooms and two winding staircases are dolls, teddy bears, tin toys, dolls' houses, puppets, toy theatres, toy soldiers and more besides. Benjamin Pollock … Continue reading Pollock’s Toy Museum