To The Lighthouse: A Day at Trinity Buoy Wharf

In honour of National Book Day, I went To the Lighthouse to London’s last remaining lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf to discover 10 things to do in this historic Thames-side site.

My Favourite Things: February

The book I couldn’t put down; the drink I could drink forever; someone’s wise words that stuck with me; the place I didn’t want to leave…all of the things I lusted after, adored and coveted last month.

In pictures: Ten stories from Postman’s Park

I’ve been meaning to visit Postman’s Park ever since I moved to London but, somehow, something has always got in the way. Last week, I finally made the trip to this little slice of solemn London to read about stories of sacrifice from ordinary, extraordinary people.

Beautiful Books: January

At the start of the year I set myself a challenge to read more in 2015. Here’s what I thought of January’s beautiful books, which touch on everything from celestial signs and teenage abandonment to adulterous wives and mystical circuses.

Beat the block: five things that help me write

“If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all.” – Keats Writing can be a tricky thing. Especially if you end up writing for a living as well as for pleasure. It can very quickly seem like a chore, one that doesn’t even give you…

All Aboard the Afternoon Tea Bus

Forget a ride on the magic school bus (for those who feel a bit generationally challenged, have a look here), the only bus to catch this August is the one featuring the glorious combination of tea connoisseurs from Afternoontea.co.uk and the pastry masters from BB Bakery. Because, for one week only during Afternoon Tea Week (11-17th August), this red bus will carry you…

Song for the Day: Musical Mondays and New Rooms

  I just moved house. My house has that new house smell. Actually, it doesn’t if I’m honest, because this house is beautifully old and wonderfully dilapidated. It’s a victorian terrace with all the quirks, nooks and crannies that I have ever hoped for in a home. I don’t like new houses. They’re too…square. I…

In Pictures: Cake making with Cake Boy’s Eric Lanlard

It’s not everyday you get taught how to make a proper cake or truffles by a master in the field, but that was exactly what was on offer at Cake Boy, tucked away in the steel and glass playground of the renovated Battersea Reach for a pre-showing of Eric Lanlard’s upcoming P&O Cruises collaboration. The…