An afternoon at Kew

Kew gardens, also known as the Royal botanic gardens, is set in 300 acres of land in the London borough of Richmond and is home to the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. I had last visited Kew gardens 10 years ago with my eldest son on a school trip … Continue reading An afternoon at Kew

Geffrye museum – Shoreditch

The Geffrye museum, situated on Kingsland road in East London, explores the home and home life from 1600 to the present day. It reminds me of a historic Ikea only you cant enter the rooms an try out the furniture. The museum is set in beautiful 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company and … Continue reading Geffrye museum – Shoreditch

The chocolate museum – Brixton

I am not sure I know anybody that isn't a fan of chocolate, I know that I absolutely love it! I have often wondered how anybody managed to discover such a great tasting product so when I realised that there was a chocolate museum just down the road I had to go and visit. Hidden away … Continue reading The chocolate museum – Brixton

A guide to using external camera flashes

I am a lover of natural light and feel much more comfortable controlling the exposure on my camera when outdoors where there is loads of available light, but there are occasions when this is not always possible. An external camera flash is a powerful piece of equipment that opens up a lot of opportunities to improve photos particularly when there … Continue reading A guide to using external camera flashes

The rookery at Streatham common

Situated between Streatham and Norwood, Streatham common is a mass of green space that is hard to miss. I have lived in and around the area for over 20 years and so have spent a lot of time on the common. I have attended festivals, fun fairs, bonfire nights and even school sports days on … Continue reading The rookery at Streatham common

Photography project – The garden edition

I have come across quite a few garden blog posts recently and they all seem to be full of bountiful blooms, immaculate lawns and ornate décor. Then I look out of my window and just see a mess of overgrown bushes, withered flowers and a dilapidated shed. A few years ago I decided to give my shed a … Continue reading Photography project – The garden edition

Bodean’s – Covent garden

Bodean's is described as London's original BBQ smokehouse and was the brainchild of Andre Blais. Back in 2002 his dream was to bring the taste, the style and the soul of his beloved Kanvas city barbeque to the UK. There are currently 8 branches across London. I am a fan of Bodean's food, it is really … Continue reading Bodean’s – Covent garden

The wind in the willows – London Palladium

The wind in the willows that is currently showing at the London Palladium is an adaptation of the original children's story written by Kenneth Graham, first published in 1908. I am not really familiar with the original story but this version is a lovely family show that takes you from one Spring to the next looking … Continue reading The wind in the willows – London Palladium

Put fresh to the test – Win a years supply of flowers and a £200 Oasis voucher

I'm sure by now you are familiar with the term Oooops moment. It is a phrase that is used often to describe all those embarrassing mishaps that us women have to endure, one of the ones that is less talked about are the little leaks! Lights by TENA are constantly working to raise awareness of … Continue reading Put fresh to the test – Win a years supply of flowers and a £200 Oasis voucher