What I’m craving – speculoos!

It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere when as temperatures drop and daylight hours shorten it seems your taste buds tickle for sweet treats. This time last year we visited the beautiful medieval city of Bruges in Belgium and while we certainly got our chocolate hit we also fell in love with the […]

I speak Australian


If asked what my native language is I’d automatically respond – English. Lately I’ve realised that’s not entirely true. I speak Australian English. Yes there is such a thing and despite attending university in the UK and also working in several major American corporations over almost 20 years it seems you can take the Aussie […]

London loves – shopping for scarves at Liberty

Liberty Isabella jacquard scarf

Since we have lived in London I’ve set up a few little indulgent routines for myself. One is catching up on emails and research over a (frankly superb) coffee at Pennethorne’s cafe at Somerset House. Another is a seasonal shopping for scarves expedition at Liberty. The scarf hall at Liberty of London Truly a treat […]

Family travel: 14 things to do in Lyon with kids

What to do in Lyon with kids

Planning a family adventure to Lyon? France’s capital of gastronomy was always on my list of places to visit due to its history and reputation for amazing food. To be honest, I had hoped to experience the city without the kids so we could bar and restaurant hop. But circumstances conspired against us,  so it was […]