Open House London 2014

I’ve had a brilliant weekend visiting some amazing buildings in London as part of Open House London. I’m rather obsessed with London architecture so this annual weekend is pretty much the highlight of my London cultural year. Open House London – 20th-21st September 2014 Open House London started in 1992 as a way of celebrating continue reading »


I used to spend my days walking through London. For hours on end I’d wander down familiar roads, returning time after time to my favourite places. I was a London expert. Everyone asked me for recommendations and directions. I knew the streets and I knew my place in the city. Drop me in the middle continue reading »

A Thousand Splendid Suns

This weekend I’ve rediscovered the pleasure of reading. I’ve experienced how incredible it feels to hear a character’s voice, smell the food on their table, walk the streets slightly behind them. For those that haven’t read Khaled Hosseini‘s A Thousand Splendid Suns I urge you to do so. It’s shaken me from my reading rut continue reading »


At the end of October I’m taking a trip to California. It’s the first time I’ve been and I’ll be spending time in Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas and San Francisco. If you’ve been I’d LOVE to hear your recommendations. From hotels to hostels, restaurants to food trucks, galleries to off the beaten track continue reading »