London Skygarden

My younger sister really wanted to go on the London Eye, and I really wanted to go up the Shard, but at £20 per person it was getting pricey. Enter London Skygarden. At the top level of the “Walkie Talkie” building there is an observation platform that is free to go up. You do however need to…

Park Project: Richmond Park

Richmond Park is one of my favourite parks in London. It’s wild, and sprawling and you can imagine you’re in the woods in the countryside – so long as you’re facing away from the distant view of the Shard. Only a quick train or bus ride from Fulham, it’s perfect for a Sunday weekend adventure….

Park Project: Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park is up there as one of my favourite parks, it’s rather large – 395 acres in fact, and has quite a lot of variety. London Zoo is situated at a top corner of the park, and Primrose Hill further still, with amazing views over the city

Rainy Free London: Natural History Museum

I am still undecided whether the Natural History Museum is my thing or not. I enjoyed seeing the many Plesiosaurus fossils, but have to admit to a squeamish distaste for the glass cabinet filled with hundreds of tiny hummingbirds with dead bead eyes. Whether my thing or not, it is still a great place for a…

Rainy Free London: British Library

As I sit here, I can hear the rain pattering against the window outside. London has quite the reputation for it’s rainy and drizzly weather, and it isn’t unfounded! However, when it strikes on a weekend, there are plenty of places to go an escape the weather for free.I don’t like to spend a sunny afternoon…

Wisteria Dreaming

This has got to be the most beautiful house in London. I have been enjoying the emerging blooms of Wisteria all over London, but this house in Notting Hill took my breath away.

The Roof Gardens

A sunny afternoon, a glass of white wine in the Kensington Roof Gardens

Bishop’s Park

As promised, it’s own feature! Bishop’s Park sits along the Thames in Fulham, running from Putney Bridge to the Fulham Football Club grounds, called Craven Cottage for the little cottage encapsulated by the modern football stadium. Historically, Bishop’s Park was exactly that – and the Bishop’s Palace still stands with the oldest part of the building…

The Art of Living Cheaply

I knew before we left that moving to London – one of the most expensive cities in the world, would be hard. How hard I hadn’t quite anticipated. Not being able to work in my profession over here without 2 years of further study made finding a decent paying job hard. Our savings depleted rapidly…

A day in the countryside

We took a Sunday afternoon car ride up to Oxfordshire with our friends E & P, an excuse to get out of the city, get a breath of fresh air and tramp around the countryside.

Easter in London

Easter Sunday at home is a family affair, hot cross buns in the morning followed by an Easter egg hunt – every year without fail – which may I add, I always win! Fast forward to Easter in Fulham. I had decided to bring together our little Fulham family plus our two Swiss visitors, for…

Spring in London

Spring has finally started to show in London. Bringing with it longer days, blooming trees and a promise of picnics in the parks, sipping glasses of rosé in the sun.