A ‘Galentine’s’ Valentine’s Day Afternoon tea at Whittard’s Tea, Covent Garden

Sometimes, you just need to celebrate your gal pals, don't you? And how better than to take one of...

Cleopatra’s Needle, Embankment

Right on the Embankment, standing tall, is Cleopatra's Needle, flanked by two rather stunning...

Cultured Kids #53

Happy New Year! And welcome back to the first edition of Cultured Kids in 2020, a new decade! May...
Cultured Kids #51

Cultured Kids #51

Well, hello there, Culture lovers! October has zoomed by, but it has not been void of culture. I took a last-minute weekend to sunny Seville and enjoyed Flamenco dancing, stunning architecture and maybe a glass or two of the alcoholic variety ... A truly beautiful...

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Furnishing our Norfolk cottage on a budget

Furnishing our Norfolk cottage on a budget

This post is written in collaboration As regular readers know, we have a lovely cottage on the North Norfolk coast that we visit regularly in both the Winter and Summer. We realise it is a luxury to have a second home, therefore when it came to furnishing it, we were...

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Spending Christmas in North Norfolk

Spending Christmas in North Norfolk

This post is written in collaboration We are lucky enough to have a cottage in Brancaster, on the North Norfolk coast, and we spend every Christmas here. For those who don't know the area, it's just stunning and winter breaks mean blowing the cobwebs out on beach...

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How the teenager makes extra pocket money

How the teenager makes extra pocket money

This post is written in collaboration  A fair few years ago, I wrote a post on how I thought best to give my daughter pocket money. Fast forward five years, and her need for cash has become even more evident, with lunches out with friends, shopping trips and visits to...

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5 train journeys from London

5 train journeys from London

With the Extinction Rebellion staging several protests within our city, Greta Thunberg hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and even our children participating in protest marches, it is hard to ignore climate change, and most importantly the change within...

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10 reasons to take your teens to Camp Bestival

10 reasons to take your teens to Camp Bestival

We are now quite seasoned in the world of festivals, having gone to Wychwood for three years in a row and Feastival last year. This year we were invited to much praised, Camp Bestival. In my mind, this festival had grown in popularity because of parents with young...

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