My Ten Best Posts of 2016

So before we go swinging into 2017 I thought it might be nice to look back at my ten most popular posts of the past year – including some olden but golden posts from years past that are still proving pretty popular. What’s really interesting about this (if you’re a… View Post

What to do in New York at Christmas

This month, Flea and I felt in need of a New Adventure and so – on the spur of the moment – I booked a trip to New York City. New York is one of our favourite places to visit, and we’ve not been back since Flea was eight. Flights… View Post

The Story of my 2016

I suspect most of us will be glad to see the back of 2016. Although, with a lunatic in charge of the White House, and no credible plan to implement our departure from the EU, I’m not sure how much calmer 2017 is going to be. Still, for us, 2016… View Post

What’s your Sound of Happy?

  Hands down, the best way to capture a memory sometimes is to close your eyes. This summer, we spent a lot of time in Scotland and Canada. We were mostly on the water, and the sound of gulls and the ocean waves in the morning – that’s my sound… View Post

Five Christmas Dinner Tips for Lazy Cooks

Stressed out at the prospect of preparing a Christmas Dinner for the family? Don’t be. My firm belief¬†about Christmas is that it’s a time for stealing all the kids’ toys. If you’re up to your eyeballs in the kitchen, how you can you build that LEGO set or try to… View Post