Ayot St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

One of my absolute favourite places to visit in spring, never mind visiting open gardens to see sprawling carpets of snowdrops, just come here! Nestled out of the way down tiny, winding single track country lanes, Ayot St Lawrence sits in the countryside between...
Ivinghoe Beacon

Ivinghoe Beacon

The Chiltern Hills connects Bedfordshire to Oxfordshire, and it’s easy to see why this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been inspiring us for centuries. I have so many memories of visiting the Beacon throughout my life. In my little part of the world there’s not...
48 hours in Paris with Huawei

48 hours in Paris with Huawei

A whirlwind trip. 30 miles walked. 48 hours. SO. MANY. PHOTOS.  Here’s a photo diary of Paris, shot with my new Huawei Mate 20 Pro. When I preordered my Huawei Mate 20 Pro, I did so hoping I’d have it just in time to take to Paris, and finally be able to travel a bit...
A Bookish Day In Oxford

A Bookish Day In Oxford

The first time I visited Oxford, I remarked how I’d never seen so many bicycles in my life…then I visited Copenhagen, and, well, there were more! But in the UK, have I ever seen as many?! No! It’s hard to know who takes priority here, the cyclists, or the pedestrians....
48 hours in Poland with a local guide

48 hours in Poland with a local guide

It’s a fact of life – people grow up, move away, and sometimes relocate to other parts of the world altogether. Do you miss them? Absolutely! But does it make your time together more special, when it eventually comes? Without a doubt! I was able to spend...