April 2016 Around London

We’re well into spring, although it might not have felt like it recently with the chilly temperatures and hailstorms. We have spent the past couple of days at home as Little T recovers from a bad cold and I’m hoping he’ll be feeling much better in time for our flight to Italy over the weekend.…

Tower Bridge London

February 2016 Around London

While I am still counting down the days until spring and restless for some warmer weather and longer days, I’ve come to appreciate our outdoor excursions even with the chilly temperatures. We had a rough start to the month with all of us suffering with the flu, but it wasn’t long until we were back…

Champagne and Starters at Zuma Knightsbridge

Eating Out in London

We love eating out and trying out new places, and there is no shortage of great restaurants, of many different cuisines, around London. The highlights of the past month were brunch at two new-to-us places – The Delaunay and CUT at 45 Park Lane, checking out the street food market at Hawker House in Canada…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground London

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Located in Kensington Gardens and next to Princess Diana’s Kensington Palace home, the Diana Memorial Playground was created by the Diana Memorial Fund and opened on 30th June 2000 in her memory. It is open to children 12 and under, and designed so less able and able-bodies children can play together. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the…