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Marylebone: my village in central London

October 5, 2014


I’ve recently  moved back to London, and managed to find the best seat in town – Marylebone. Central with a W1 postcode and a short walk to Mayfair, Fitzrovia and Soho, great transport and a real village feel, what’s not to love? The high street reminds me of being in Paris a little, especially on […]

Windsor Great Park, and Surrey Pubs

February 19, 2014


I grew up near Windsor Great Park, a beautiful spot near the royal castle that has vast grounds.  We often went for weekend walks, sometimes with family picnics in the summer, or with sledges if we were lucky enough to get snow in winter. Changing into wellies in the car park, long, muddy walks have […]

Gastropubs in Berkshire

February 16, 2014


I haven’t exactly been welcomed back to England by the weather. The flooding has been incredible – some of my friends have had to move out of their homes, and hundreds, if not thousands have been affected. Even the Royals have pitched in to help shuffle sandbags. But on the bright side, I’ve found that […]

Horseriding in The New Forest

November 30, 2013


Last weekend I fell in love with the English countryside all over again. When I was a child I used to love visiting the New Forest there as a child with my family and loved seeing the wild ponies roaming through villages. In my mid thirties, my feelings haven’t changed. Near to Southampton Airport, The New Forest […]

London, with thanks to friends

January 10, 2010


Despite coming from just outside London and having lived in London for 5 years, I feel marginally out of depth here. In fact, I rely on foreign friends in the city, particular an Australian girlfriend as my guide. I have decided that foreigners often explore a city more than natives – you never appreciate what […]

The English village of Rye

January 6, 2010


Perhaps one of the reasons I like Rye is because there are hints of France all over the place due to its history of rule. It’s a great village to spend a few days although it did nothing to help the ever-expanding waistline that Christmas brings. The village has cobbled streets and is famed for […]