Weekend in London: Sunday

Tower of London

[This is part two of my weekend in London with Superbreak. If you missed part one, catch up here!] We'd had a full day on Saturday, and felt pretty exhausted (in that good, satisfied way) when we got into bed at around midnight. At The Cavendish, we didn't have to check out until 1pm and they served ...

Weekend in London: Saturday

Vintage London red double decker open top bus

Sometimes, I pinch myself about the great opportunities this blog brings. One such time came when Superbreak invited me to spend a weekend in London trying out some of the tours and experiences they offer. I go down to London quite regularly for work and to see my brother, and my husband lived there for seven years. We feel we 'know' ...

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival family day August 2014

As I was in London on the August bank holiday weekend, I decided to go to Notting Hill Carnival. My friend and I were going to a party out of town on the Monday, when heavy rain was forecast anyway, so we decided we'd go to carnival on the Sunday, billed as 'family day'. I'm glad I went, but ...

South Bank, London

South Bank London

The older I get, the more I seem to tire of London. My brother moved down pretty much straight after graduating and there have been times when I thought I'd follow suit. I never did, but the city is quite familiar to me because of the trips I've made for work and to see him and friends. I always ...

What I wore: floral trousers

Floral trousers at Eltham Palace London

After just a handful of days in Norfolk, several weeks of solid toil at work and at home were forgotten and we were completely relaxed. Unfortunately, our zen-like state was about to change. Our next stop was London and driving into the capital would send our stress levels soaring - albeit for a very good reason. My brother ...

Afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace

buckingham palace garden party

The real reason for our London trip last week was we had tickets (through my day job) for a garden party at Buckingham Palace. The day ended up being one of the best of my life. One of those days when you realise what a lucky bugger you are. You're not really supposed to take photos or ...

Night in the city

London style tends to be fairly low key ~ but we're from the north so dressing for the evening had to mean heels and bit more bling, at least. Alex was even flashing leg, Angelina Jolie-style. {Alex: maxi dress, Topshop; leather jacket, Oasis; belt, Miss Selfridge; shoes, Zara} I wore my trusty camel jeans and a couple ...

Day in the city

In case you missed yesterday's post, Alex and I were in London over the weekend. I always find the capital a bit of a tough one to dress for: it's one of the style meccas of the world, so you don't want to completely let the side down, but you want to be comfortable enough as ...

Cheeky keepsakes to mark jubilee Queen

Now I'm not much of a monarchist (sorry Ma'am), though I guess most of them do a decent job most of the time. And I'll take the day off, thank you very much. But, in the run up to the day off Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations, I've been really enjoying seeing the commemorative gifts arrive in shops. It ...

One-to-one advice on your wedding dress from Caroline Castigliano

How do you fancy one-to-one advice on choosing your wedding dress from one of the world’s top bridalwear designers? Caroline Castigliano will be at the Leeds store on Sunday 5 February 2012 ~ and, unbelievably, there are still a couple of appointments left. Caroline is celebrating 21 years in business in 2012 and recently unveiled gowns from ...