I have written an article on Sherlock Holmes for The London Magazine Dec-Jan issue. It’s on the 125th Anniversary of the publication of ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ and Sherlock Holmes / short stories / London. Continue reading Sherlock Holmes – The London Magazine
I like to think that this Christmas Gift Guide is a very realistic one. While glossy magazines show us gifts in the region of £1500 +, this blog is different! Something for all price points (from £3 to a smidge over £50) there’s a gift for everyone.
Imagine receiving a pile of books like this on Christmas Day! I, for one, would be thrilled. This is my list of To Be Read this Christmas. Some new releases, some that have been released this year or a bit before… Continue reading Christmas Book Gift Guide
An exhibition exploring J.M.W Turner’s work of Surrey has opened at The Lightbox in Woking. Continue reading Turner Exhibition at The Lightbox
Spurred on by the sunshine today, I went for a walk around RHS Wisley.
Chocolate muffins are a staple in my house. I have made them with white chocolate and milk chocolate chunks for extra sweetness and colour contrast. Continue reading Double Chocolate Muffins
Patterns are interesting to observe in literature. So when Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel ‘The Sparsholt Affair’ was set to be released in the same month – this month – as John Banville’s ‘Mrs Osmond’, I knew I had to read both books. Continue reading The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst and Mrs Osmond by John Banville