Columbia road flower market

I have wanted to visit Columbia road flower market for a while and with my recent photography project documenting the journey of the flower, I thought it would be the perfect time to go and take some photos. On the bus journey over, the streets were empty as it was a cold, drizzly afternoon, that … Continue reading Columbia road flower market

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10 benefits to staying at a villa

We have been on many family holidays and are always torn between booking a villa or a hotel. With the miserable weather outside and my current dreaming of sunnier climes, I thought I would put together a list of advantages to staying at a villa. Exploring the James Villa holidays website, I came across Villa … Continue reading 10 benefits to staying at a villa

Photography project – Albert embankment

Albert Embankment lies at the side of the river Thames and stretches from Vauxhall bridge to Westminster bridge. As it doesn't have all the attractions that Southbank on the opposite side of Westminster has, it is a lot quieter which makes for a rather peaceful stroll. I thought I would take a few photos on … Continue reading Photography project – Albert embankment

Photography project – Kensington Palace

I recently attended Kensington palace to photograph some beautiful florals at an event that was taking place there. While waiting for the displays to be set up I thought I would take a look around and photograph the amazingly ornate rooms as I have never visited the palace before. The rooms were really spectacular and … Continue reading Photography project – Kensington Palace

Fruit picking with Fruit Shoot @ Home cottage farm

With the stress of back to school looming we were invited by Fruit Shoot to take part in some fruit picking at Home cottage farm which made a lovely final summers day out. Home cottage farm is a small family run 'pick your own' farm on the outskirts of Uxbridge. We travelled to the farm … Continue reading Fruit picking with Fruit Shoot @ Home cottage farm

Oh Pretty City is One!

Although I have been blogging for many a year it is hard to believe that my first post here was only written a year ago today. Blogging for me has always been a part time thing - my 'bit on the side' but I have been lucky enough to attend some lovely events and the … Continue reading Oh Pretty City is One!

A cable car mission

The Emirates airline is a cable car that travels across the river Thames from Greenwich to the docklands and back again giving a unique view of the area. Opening in 2012 it is used as another leg of the transport for London network but is also popular as an attraction for tourists and visitors of … Continue reading A cable car mission

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

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