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

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

A gift guide for the traveller in your life

I don't know about you but I find it really difficult finding the perfect gift for my friends and family. I am not really fussy with what I receive myself but when I buy presents I want them to be thoughtful and suit the recipient (I mean there is only so many Lynx body spray … Continue reading A gift guide for the traveller in your life

Photography project – #vantagepoint

There is something quite magical about the fairground carousel, the old Victorian style gives them an eloquence that other rides just don't have. I wouldn't really associate Paris with the carousel but while I was there recently I saw loads of them and they are so pretty that you just cant help taking photos of … Continue reading Photography project – #vantagepoint

Jubilee market – Covent garden

With the summer season upon us it is a great time to shop outdoors at the many markets that London has to offer. When I was younger I spent loads of time at markets, from food shopping with my mum at Hoxton market to clothes shopping with my friends down Petticoat lane, but I have … Continue reading Jubilee market – Covent garden

Paris – exploring La Defense

I imagine Paris is a city similar to London in the sense that it has well known sights and attractions, particularly in the centre, but also has lesser known areas that are also filled with interesting things to see. As soon as we stepped off the metro at La Defense our first thought was that it must be the Canary … Continue reading Paris – exploring La Defense

Le Grand Bistro – Paris

Before arriving in Paris we decided to book a table at a restaurant that we had already looked up so we wouldn't waste time searching for one while there. Le grand bistro is situated in Maillot - St Ferdinand, a short distance from the Arc de triomphe and runs a set menu. The menu includes an aperitif of a cocktail and olives, … Continue reading Le Grand Bistro – Paris

Art of the brick – Lego superheroes

I often look at amazing Lego structures and think I could probably make something similar but then I get to work and all that comes out of it is a staircase, one that doesn't even stand up! So when I see art, such as these DC superheroes that were created by the likes of Nathan … Continue reading Art of the brick – Lego superheroes