England

A Country Manor in South Devon.

A Country Manor in South Devon.

I won a trip. To the unbelievably luxurious Buckland Tout-Saints country manor, set in 4 1/2 acres of countryside and woodland. In the Master Suite. As soon as we were alone in our room, Dylan and I remarked simultaneously that the bedroom alone (yes, there […]

Welsh Cakes and Castles.

Welsh Cakes and Castles.

Ok. We went on a road trip around the South of Wales – Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons, Swansea, the Valleys. But something bad happened. Pretty much all my photos from this trip – gone. I have a few iPhone snaps, but the rest. Gone. I’ve […]

The best festival in the world, set on the coastal cliffs of North Wales.

The best festival in the world, set on the coastal cliffs of North Wales.

For the last music festival of summer 2014, I was lucky enough to get a press pass to the obscure Festival No. 6 in North Wales. Magical, beautiful and awe-inspiring, it is set in Portmeirion, an Italianate coastal village set on a cliff over an […]

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 3.

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 3.

This is the third day of our Great Cornish Pasty Adventure. Read about day 1 and day 2. We woke up to a beautiful pink and orange sunrise and went for a walk through the hedges to reach the coast, picking blackberries that stained our […]

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 2.

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 2.

This is the second part of our Great Cornish Pasty Adventure – you can read about the first part here. When we woke up, the mist had set in. I couldn’t imagine a more cliched camping experience on the moors. We could hear cows and […]

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 1.

The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 1.

Ah. The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure. ‘What?’ I hear you ask. ‘Is this an actual thing?’ You betcha it is! In Arizona they have an awesome, mildly hipster Cornish pasty restaurant. Mildly hilarious given that pasties are kind of considered equal to hot dogs – […]

Snippets of a London Summer.

Snippets of a London Summer.

I’ve been busy. I’ve finished my book! But in my small amount of spare time I’ve had, I’ve been soaking up the fabulous London summer. We have gone to the pub (a lot.) We watched the Tour de France come through Hackney. We took Banjo […]

Wilderness Festival.

Wilderness Festival.

I’ve never been to a camping music festival before. They are a huge thing here in the UK (think Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds), and while they certainly can be found at home, they seem less prominent. I know many other people at home who have never been […]

The Deli Downstairs Village Party.

The Deli Downstairs Village Party.

My lovely bosses at The Deli Downstairs are off to Australia until September, leaving our ragamuffin group in charge! The night before they left, they held a big party for the Village, where all our friends and neighbours (also our customers!) came and drank wine, […]

An American Independence Day in London.

An American Independence Day in London.

As I am not in the USA for the 4th of July, I thought it would be fittingly hilarious to celebrate the 4th here in London – and celebrate the day that America gained independence from the chains of Great Britain – from within Great […]

The Victoria Park Village Big Lunch.

The Victoria Park Village Big Lunch.

Once a year, one of the main residential streets of our village is shut off to traffic, lined with trestle tables, and decorated with fabric flags. It is the Southborough Rd Big Lunch – and the whole street spends the weekend cooking and putting together […]

Victorian Sponge Cake in an Old Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick.

Victorian Sponge Cake in an Old Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick.

My lovely friend Allie of But First, Cake moved into an awesome converted warehouse space in the Old Peanut Factory in Hackney Wick. The Wick is a converted industrial area that has been relatively recently taken over by creatives who live in studio/warehouse spaces. We […]



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