Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Visiting the Chelsea Physic Garden

Established in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is the second oldest botanical garden in England (after Oxford) and a beautiful hidden gem tucked away between Royal Hospital Road and the Thames Embankment. The garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants, housing a unique living collection of around 5,000 types, with a focus…

Kensington Palace Princess Diana Memorial Garden

The White Garden at Kensington Palace

The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace has been transformed into the White Garden, a memorial garden to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana. Over spring and summer 2017, the White Garden will be filled with Princess Diana’s favourite flowers with a design inspired by her life, style and image. The…

Blossom Tree in Kensington Gardens, London

Day Out Exploring Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and, across its 265 acres to explore, you’ll find Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and the Serpentine Galleries. Kensington Gardens is centrally located, close to Kensington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Lancaster Gate, and a…

Sunset at Legian Beach, Bali

Our Adventures and Travels in 2016

We’re well into 2017 now, in fact we’re almost at the end of January, and I’ve had a busy start to the year so far… to the point that I have only now managed to post this 2016 recap of our adventures and travels. It’s very late, I know, but I didn’t want to leave…

Sloane Square Christmas Lights Chelsea London

December 2016 Around London

The festive season is my favorite time to be in London. With beautifully displayed lights and decorations throughout the city, imaginative shop displays teeming with gift ideas and the bustling Christmas markets and ice rinks, there’s a lot to enjoy. Since we spend Christmas in Italy, once the festive lights start going up from mid-November,…

Street Art, Brick Lane, Shoreditch London

September 2016 Around London

September started off with gorgeous sunny weather, perfect for an impromptu day trip to the British seaside, which is exactly what we did with a visit to Camber Sands. September is also Little T’s birthday month and he loved his first visit to Legoland Windsor for his 3rd birthday – he even managed to enjoy…