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  • The Top 10 instagrammed places in the World

    Tweet Forget having the blues on Blue Monday – let’s indulge in a bit of travel escapism with a look at the Top 10 Instagrammed Places in the World, measured by hashtag, courtesy of…

    January 16, 2017
  • My Top 10 Hawaii highlights

    Tweet Yesterday I told you (briefly) about my top 10 Sydney highlights, today I’m going to tell you about my top 10 Hawaii highlights. This was actually my third trip to Hawaii – both times…

    January 15, 2017
  • My Top 10 Sydney highlights

    Tweet So I spent a lot of November and December in the Pacific – I was in Sydney and Tasmania in November, and LA and Hawaii in December. Much as I love some hygge…

    January 14, 2017
  • The One with all the hygge

    Tweet OK so in case you’re not familiar with hygge (pronounced hug-geh) it’s basically the Danish concept of cosiness, and it’s perfect for this time of year in the UK. I’m actually off to…

    November 12, 2016
  • Seeing rhino in the wild

    Tweet Yesterday I told you about looking for elephants in Africa and the overwhelming need for conservation; with rhino the situation is even more desperate. In fact the last time I was in Africa, in the…

    November 11, 2016
  • Looking for African elephants

    Tweet I’m not sure why it’s taken me six weeks to write about Africa and African elephants – my excuse is that since then I’ve been in Abu Dhabi and the Caribbean, with just a few…

    November 10, 2016
  • Off around the world in 80 days

    Tweet OK, I’m only exaggerating slightly, because I am, near as dammit, going around the world in 80 days – I will be coming home/returning to the office in between but that’s basically what…

    September 13, 2016
  • A London nursery solution for parents

    Tweet I’m very glad that we raised No 1 Son in London – he has grown up so confident and capable and nothing really phases him; but I do remember how difficult it was to…

    September 12, 2016
  • Cooking with Jamie Oliver and HelloFresh

    Tweet Now as much as I love Jamie Oliver and support his Food Revolution, when it comes to cooking, I am very lazy. Not because I can’t cook – I’m actually pretty good (I even…

    August 30, 2016
  • My secret lingerie addiction

    Tweet OK, it’s not a secret any more – but yes, I’m addicted to buying lingerie. And when I say addicted I mean I have an actual lingerie collection. How many bras do you…

    August 24, 2016