English Christmas traditions and how to celebrate them in London

English Christmas traditions - Christmas tree and ice skating

Before I moved to London, Christmas in England seemed to be a snowy affair. Children with rosy cheeks, woolly hats and gloves sang carols in the snow as robin red breast sat on a holly branch. I imagined lunch was a huge turkey dinner followed by steaming Christmas pudding. Now I have experienced a few […]

A weekend in the Cotswolds – ideas for first time visitors

What to see in the Cotswolds - a guide for first time visitors to the area of outstanding beauty in England

Have you visited the Cotswolds? With so much happening in London it is easy to forget there is lush green countryside so close by. But sometimes you need a break from all the hustle and bustle. On a bright autumn weekend we took to the road in search of the rolling hills, fields with hedgerows […]