A 5 mile walk in North London on a rainy Good Friday you say?  Why not!  With non stop rain, I had this wonderful walking route almost all to myself, bar a few crazy runners and some dogs that seemed to like muddy puddles a little too much. From the 1860s a train line ran […]

I grew up within the commuter belt of London so from an early age Dad use to bring me up to “town” to see the London sights in the school holidays.  From 16 I started coming up to London with my friends, at 23 I moved to London and 17 years later I’m still here. […]

2017 has been a busy year full of travel and self discovery but sadly very little blogging.  That’s one New Year resolution made… The start of 2017 was marred by sickness and being diagnosed with a fatty liver disease.  Completely reversible but a lifestyle change needed to happen immediately.  I have been sober for 8 […]

I’ve visited 62 countries around the world yet I hadn’t managed to visit Liverpool, a mere 2 hours train ride from my London home.  Until last weekend!  Finally! What.A.City.  I have always said that I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the UK other than London – now then Liverpool, I could live in […]

Since watching The Night Manager on the BBC last year, I became obsessed with wanting to see the Matterhorn mountain which is in the first episode.  It looked magical and completely unreal to me. I’ve never skied, never will, which is why Switzerland hasn’t really ever been on my radar.  Plus I heard it’s expensive. […]

I was going to title this London Walks: East London and realised that would be a bit mis-leading.  East London is such a huge area and with there being no signs of gentrification slowing down saying that we’re heading to “East London” no longer just means we’re heading to Brick Lane.  On the contrary, no-one […]

Seventeen years ago the “Millennium Dome” appeared on our London skyline.  Waaay back then, Dad said “wouldn’t it be great if we could walk over this”.  One James Bond film later (still my favourite Bond opening), a rebrand by the giant O2 and it’s now a successful events space and now you can walk over the […]