Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood

Family Day Out at the V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London, comes up regularly whenever I’d ask for recommendations for family-friendly museums to visit – and it didn’t disappoint for a great day out when I visited recently with 4 1/2 year old Little T and 7 month old Baby A. The museum, which is part…

Magnolia at Hyde Park, London

Best Places to See Spring Flowers in London

The first signs of spring are a welcome sight in London after the grey, dreary days of winter. From March, the parks and gardens around the city come to life with vibrant crocuses and daffodils, followed by blossoms, magnolia, tulips and more through May. It’s a beautiful time of year and we can start looking…

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…