Category Archive: Adventures Near

Word on the Water

London is a city not without its problems. Rents are rising, the air is polluted, many of the transport networks can barely cope with the rush hour hoardes, and for many of us… Continue reading

The Magical Lantern Festival

I often (I say often but in actuality mean annually) find myself, as we approach the latter half of February, beginning to think about the arrival of Spring. I get excited for the… Continue reading

Lumiere – The Ultimate Cinnamon Stroll

A walk through Lumiere London – a spectacular showcase of illuminations and public art. I can’t think of a better way to warm up a cold Winter night.

Bluebirds are go!

Bluebird Tea Co. is an independent tea blending company based in Brighton. The last Friday of each month sees their teashop stay open late into the evening, in order to give tea enthusiasts like myself the chance to go behind the scenes and get a lesson in master blending.

Town Of Books

A literary adventure in Hay on Wye; from curious bookshops to vintage interiors.

Investigating the Quirky Mysteries of Sir John Soane’s House

The house that once belonged to Sir John Soane sits in the middle of a pleasant Georgian terrace overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Holborn. From the outside it appears incredibly narrow and leaves… Continue reading

Fun In The Sun Part Two

Part two of my outdoor summer culture posts. A review of Paloma Faith’s performance at Westonbirt Arboretum, as part of her Forest Live tour.

Fun In The Sun Part One

British Summertime hails the arrival of a number of outdoor performances, from theatre to music. The early summer saw Regent’s Park Theatre put on a spellbinding production of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Creative Recycling

A visit to Beech Road in Chorlton, particularly the gallery shop at number 30, showed some of the wonderful things that can be achieved by looking at the old through slightly different eyes. Creative Recycling exhibited a variety ingenious works of repurposing and upcycling; really fuelling my desire to pursue more ambitious design projects.

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

The end of university, for me, was reminiscent of the closing scenes of the final Lord Of The Rings film. After going through several years of exciting events and experiencing the highs and… Continue reading