Christmas Lights in London: Walking Route

Christmas Lights in London: Walking Route

I don’t need to tell anyone that I am a big London fan, and at Christmas it really does put on the sparkle on. We’ve already visited the fabulously festive Winter Wonderland and watched the Nutcracker on Ice, but today I thought I’d share a great... read more
Stories for Life This Christmas

Stories for Life This Christmas

In our busy 21st century lives it can be very hard to unwind, and escape from the busy whirlwind that is modern life. But for me, there is nothing better than delving into a really good book. Apart from a little stint in my teenage years when I’d only read More!... read more
Fit at fifty and the Marcothon

Fit at fifty and the Marcothon

Fit at Fifty Fifty and being fit (and beyond) has been one of my goals for 2016 and running the Marcothon is my last blast! About 18 months ago I wrote about staring fifty in the face and concluded that while I wished fifty would fuck off and pick on someone... read more
A week in the life of a rescue puppy

A week in the life of a rescue puppy

Shadow the Cypriot Rescue Puppy A week ago we adopted a rescue puppy. Only four months old he flew from balmy Cyprus to freezing Skye via Edinburgh and a 4 hour drive featuring whimpering, vomit and a chewed dog bed. When he finally arrived at 6 am to frozen ground... read more
Christmas Card Crafting

Christmas Card Crafting

Christmas Card Crafts. Everything that can possibly have a smell in the house either smells of mulled wine or pine. Slowly but surely, over the last few weeks, I have introduced seasonal products into our home, even the loo bleach has a Christmas fragrance! So with... read more
A truly festive experience at River Cottage HQ

A truly festive experience at River Cottage HQ

As the days towards Christmas slowly creep up on us, we turn our minds towards what we might like to put together as part of the festive spread – well we do in our house! We’ve had experimental quails eggs wrapped in bacon as starters, roasted cauliflower... read more