Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Apollo - Texas Moon Dog (a perfect Post-Wedding-Blues Puppy from Austin Pets Alive)


Coming back down to earth after our wedding and a summer in London, Surrey, Amsterdam and Hawaii (tough life..!) might have been a bit of a bump. But there is no better cure for post wedding blues than a long-promised puppy!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

More Hawaii Honey - helicopters, hiking and hurricane lock down in Kauai



We flew out of driving rain on the Big Island and in to blazing sunshine in Kauai, perfect! Another hire-care pick up and a drive to Poipu to the serviceable but not rock-and-roll Sheraton on the coast. After check in and pouring over Island maps we made ourselves a pretty comprehensive schedule of hiking, helicopter touring and eating (and eating and eating)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hawaii Honey - Hualalai, Hilo and the Volcanos National Park

After the Wedding of the year (my own, naturally - more on that to come once the official photos are back from the - extremely tardy - photographers) Jon and I jetted off to Hawaii for ten days of sunshine, sea food and volcano viewing.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

July in England - Latitude festival with the best of the best (because I'm getting married)


Having celebrated Cam's Hen (that's bachelorette this side of the pond) a couple of weeks ago it was my turn. Agreeing to have it under canvas at a music festival in a park in Suffolk might have gone terribly terribly wrong -  But the weather was perfect, Camilla had managed to get us upgraded to some pretty swanky pink moon glamping courtesy of Mumsnet (think a tee pee, proper loos, hair dryers, mirrors and no need to pack sleeping bags. perfect. thanks Mumsnet!) and my Bridesmaids were (surprisingly well) prepared for every eventuality.

Friday, 15 August 2014

July in England - Brighton Pier, pebbled beaches and far too many oysters.


Sometimes, when you haven't seen a good friend for a really really long time supper isn't enough. Steph and I have been friends since she rescued me from social outcast-ery (word?) aged 13 at school in England. I arrived thinking I was pretty fashion forward in frayed patchwork jeans and Steph took it upon herself to set me straight. I've been in her debt ever since.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

July in England - London I love you: reunited with some of my favourite people for the first Hen party of the year.

Since I landed on this side of the Atlantic just over two weeks ago I've been to and from Amsterdam, catching up with local friends in Surrey and communing with our family dog. I'd been for a couple of fun lunches and suppers but definitely hadn't immersed myself fully back in the capital until this weekend for the Hen party of the decade.



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Amsterdam Sunshine: A not-very-taxing couple of days wandering through Vondelpark and eating frites.


My month long trip to the UK had barely started before I jumped on a flight to mainland Europe (anything to avoid the increasingly pressing wedding organisation..!)