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

Weekday Walk | Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury

Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury are Central London neighbours, straddling the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden. Leaving Tottenham Court Road to the shoppers and the traffic, turn right onto Warren Street and then left onto Fitzroy Street.Fitzroy Street becomes Charlotte Street and here you'll find cafés and restaurants a plenty.  Linger here if you … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury

10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

Here's my Top 10 of things I do in order to feel better: Make a cup of tea - the cure for all ills.  Use your favourite mug, blow the dust off the teapot and once made, cradle said mug in your hands while you stare into space for 10 minutes. Take a nap - … Continue reading 10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

The London Concours at the HAC

I was invited recently to the London Concours at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London.  Having never been to the HAC before, I jumped at the chance … even though the main attractions were 80 cars. Never let it be said that I'm adverse to wearing a dress and drinking Champagne mid-morning.I still … Continue reading The London Concours at the HAC

Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom

The Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone (and still I didn't get there), but I did make the time to capture of the gorgeous Chelsea in Bloom.  It ran from 21-26 May, the week after that most marvellous wedding and with London still on a high, the timing was perfect. I started my walk … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom