Scenic views of the English countryside: Ivinghoe Beacon

Getting out of London on the weekend is some kind of magic for my soul. Even though I live in a wonderful neighbourhood and have lots of green space available to me, the constancy, the frenetic energy, the density of people still wear on me and I crave some silence and stillness that abound in … More Scenic views of the English countryside: Ivinghoe Beacon

Xmas in an anchor graveyard? Yes please (Praia do Barril)

One of the best things about travel is the surprises you find along the way. Andrea and I woke up on Christmas morning with a vague plan of heading east to Tavira. But, as we went along, we stopped in a charming beach community (partly because there was ample parking that did not require any … More Xmas in an anchor graveyard? Yes please (Praia do Barril)

Stitching a statement: Ladies crushing it

I attended the Bedlam: The asylum and beyond exhibit at the Wellcome Trust in London several weeks ago which highlighted the rise and fall of the institution of mental asylums.Unfortunately, the history of mental health treatment is appalling and Bedlam hospital in London was a place where “lunatics” were locked away. Those with mental illness often lived much of … More Stitching a statement: Ladies crushing it

Taking the toys built for the boys: Merkur safety razor and Astra SP blade review

I have never been one to swallow the “pink it and shrink it” approach to selling products for women. I imagine a room of men (like Amy Schumer’s 12 Angry Men) sitting around table discussing how to make a product designed for men to attract women, deciding, that if a little pink is splashed on … More Taking the toys built for the boys: Merkur safety razor and Astra SP blade review

Covering my mistakes with a little less waste: White-out wars

I am a paper planner person. I am incredibly persnickety and particular about the planners I use, and I like neurotically like to make them look pretty when I use them. Thus, I have a slight dependence on correction tape for when I inevitably need to re-arrange plans and reschedule meetings. I had not given … More Covering my mistakes with a little less waste: White-out wars

Hanging with royal ghosts @ Hampton Court Palace

I am so lucky to live with two wonderful ladies. Together we make the unstoppable and delightful “Highgate Honeys.” Even after having [more than] a few beers at the pub last night, Nastassja and Emma were keen to get out and enjoy the rare sunny Sunday. Our destination for the day was the Hampton Court Palace, … More Hanging with royal ghosts @ Hampton Court Palace