Nicosia, Cyprus has a seriously cool café called The Gym…

Truth is once you leave behind the small labyrinth of markets filled with tourist tat that greet you in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, you’ll find yourself in what could be a high street...

One day I will own a kantha quilt…or five

I'm a quilt kind of girl. I even sleep with them in summer when others have swapped to light sheets and when I'm travelling if I don't have a quilt as part of my...

Holy Cow inspired money box

When I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan last year I spotted these donation boxes outside the temples, all handpainted with cows. I saw a lot of cows too. In fact one in particular had its...

Daytripping in Winter: Dreamland Margate ticks the boxes

British summer time and seasides make for the perfect daytrip, but does it still work as a December activity? Since it opened back in May this year following a £25 million investment, the oldest surviving...

Where to fulfill a chocoholic’s fantasy: Choccywoccydoodah’s Secret Garden is the stuff of dreams…

UPDATE: MAY 2019. Please note this venue has now closed down : (   I don’t think any of the 15 girls present at my friend’s hen party actually thought there was such a thing as...

Colourscape is coming back to London: it’s a must visit for #colourlovers

Ever since I watched Pulp's video for Lipgloss, back in 1995, I have been completely obsessed with inflatable tubes. There’s was called an ‘Eggopolis’ and consisted of four giant egg shaped inflatable rooms linked...

A cool riverside café in Barking that even Instagrammers haven’t discovered yet…

There’s nothing quite like ‘discovering’ a new secret part of London that no one, not even Instagrammers are raving about. But then how far do all these famous London travel bloggers really go? You’ll...

Matching Travel Luggage

So one of the reasons I have a 'Wish List' section is that literally these are all things I'm lusting over. Stuff that's utterly pleasing on the eye that I just want, even though I may not...

Hotel review: Why I want to live inside Haymarket Hotel

Is Haymarket Hotel an art gallery or a hotel? I’m going with both. A colourful, creative, oasis of sheer delight, Haymarket Hotel (run by the Firmdale group) takes sleeping away from home to a...

#Sofacrush: Rajasthani embroidered furniture

Having total #sofacrush. Upholstered with Indian Rajasthani embroidered fabrics (which you normally see in home furnishings like wall-hangings), it's the kind of two seater that drinking red wine on is most definitely banned. A work...

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