For me, Harry Potter came along at the wrong time. The first book came out in June 1997, just as I was finishing university. I wasn’t reading anything - too busy panicking about what came next - let alone a book initially aimed at children by an unknown author. From there, real life took over… Continue reading Experiencing The Harry Potter Studio Tour When You’re Not Really A Fan.
A previously unheard of childfree weekend in London...what should I do? No, seriously, WHAT SHOULD I DO? The trouble with London is that there is SO much going on, it’s difficult to narrow it down. Time to call in the expert. And Catherine (of Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays) gave my friend Emma and I what turned… Continue reading An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at The Wallace Collection.
“This isn’t the right road,” my mum said from the backseat of my car. “Are you sure?” “Yes, when we came it was right next to the sea. I can’t even see the sea.” “Okay but how long ago was that?” “Oh, 30, maybe 40 years.” Right! The main trouble is my mum insists on… Continue reading A Family Trip to Dunwich Heath in Suffolk.
When planning this year's school summer holiday, I was quite pleased with myself for allowing some much needed down time where we had nothing to do. Then school ended for summer and, despite the my well thought out schedule, it feels like our feet haven't really touched the ground since. We started with a week… Continue reading The End Of Summer.