Sticky Cinnamon Maple Buns

We’re having an unusually cold and rainy Spring here in London. Normally we would be taking day trips to gardens or the seaside, or going on walks around the city. But instead, we’re hunkering down inside, and looking for ways to make home feel cozy. In my opinion nothing beats the smell of cinnamon lingeringContinue reading “Sticky Cinnamon Maple Buns”

A London Christmas Walk: Mayfair

If I’m looking to get into a jolly Christmas mood, I know I will always be able to rely on Mayfair to bring a bit of magic. I can’t think of a more beautiful place at Christmas than this elegant neighborhood of London. Home to some of the most luxurious hotels, shops, and restaurants, youContinue reading “A London Christmas Walk: Mayfair”

Moving house in a pandemic, part 1

I never thought I would be worried about getting sick from moving boxes, yet here I find myself. I sit in my London flat, surrounded by boxes yet to be filled with all the things we’ve acquired in 7 years of living in London, and wondering to myself, Should I wipe every box with ourContinue reading “Moving house in a pandemic, part 1”

London life: My top 5 casual summer shoes

One of the questions I’m often asked is what shoes should I pack for a London trip. And for good reason. You’ll do a ton of walking around this lovely city and you need something that keeps you looking cute and comfortable. Also, the weather. British summers are known to be unpredictable. Just today, IContinue reading “London life: My top 5 casual summer shoes”

A weekend break in: Rye, England

You may have heard of Rye, England. If you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen the instafamous sloped cobblestone street, home to the Mermaid Inn. Only 70 minutes from London by train, we decided this storybook medieval village was the perfect weekend break and set off to explore. Setting off from St Pancras station, we watchedContinue reading “A weekend break in: Rye, England”

Expat Files: Deciding to stay in London

I’ve been wanting to write this one for so long. We are in our seventh year of London life – I actually can’t believe it, we never thought we’d be here longer than two years, yet here we are. I wrote our story of how we came to England, and how it all worked withContinue reading “Expat Files: Deciding to stay in London”

Expat Files: Dressing for Unpredictable Weather

As I write this, it’s absolutely chucking down outside. We have plans to go shopping this morning for the kids, and rather than scratching plans due to bad weather, we’ll throw on our rain gear and head outside! After all, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. So get yourself aContinue reading “Expat Files: Dressing for Unpredictable Weather”