Winter Christmas or Summer Christmas? What is Better?

I don’t know how old I was when I first realised my Christmas did not resemble that of a Hallmark card.  But I do remember there was a point when the penny dropped.  It was probably around the same time I smugly realised I received all my presents from Santa before kids in the UK […]

25 Things I’ll Miss About London (and 5 Things I Won’t)

My connection with London has evolved over time like a lifelong relationship full of good times and bad, thrills, excitement, intensity, passion, heartache, complexities, fun, love, breakups, reunions and commitment.   Our complicated relationship began in the Australian outback at a time before the Internet and satellite television existed.  My first exposure to the iconic […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Deer in Disguise?

This week’s photo was taken earlier today at Richmond Park.  I was hoping to capture some seasonal deer rutting action but the animals had eluded me for most of the morning.  I realised why when I came across this one – they were wearing camouflage!


Autumn is my favourite season in the UK as the parks explode with colour and the shorter days are offset with energising blue skies and crisp air.  As the seasons change, so does the behaviour of the deer who make Richmond, Greenwich or Bushy Park their homes in London.  The deer rutting season is a good old fashioned macho exhibition as the male deers literally […]

London Olympics 2012: A Reason to Stay Home

I am addicted to travel.  I am always dreaming of a new destination and planning my next adventure.  But sometimes you don’t need to leave home to experience something magical, energising and inspirational. Having lived in London for 12 years, I approached the London 2012 Olympics with the same trepidation as my neighbours.  Loving sport […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Tribute to the Paralympics

This week’s photo is a tribute to the inspirational paralympians who are following their dreams this week in London. This photo also serves as a reminder that you don’t always have to leave home to ‘travel’ and it’s ok to be a tourist in your own country!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A London Tourist Spot!

Whatever your view of the institution of the monarchy is, it’s all about London this weekend and PHOTO OF THE WEEK’s tribute to the Queen’s Jubilee captures tourists crowding for that perfect shot during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.