Devon

We spent last weekend in Devon which was wonderful. We stayed in a fantastic bed and breakfast called Lee Byre. The farmhouse was beautiful and the food was amazing! We took some great walks on Dartmoor and enjoyed the stunning landscape. I can’t wait to go back!

 

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Antibes and Beyond

I just spent a wonderful week on the Cote D’Azur! We stayed in Antibes and went on some great excursions. Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence is a family owned collection which includes work by Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Joan Miro and many more. We then drove to the charming town of Saint-Agnes, perched on the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. I’m already looking forward to my next trip! If you want to see more of my pictures, click here.

 

 

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Cambridge

I just had a wonderful day out in Cambridge! We went to the Fitzwilliam Museum, had a delicious lunch at Pint Shop, and wondered around the colleges (the ones we could get into)!

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The New Forest and Salisbury Cathedral

I spent a few days in the New Forest (a heathland and forest in south-west Hampshire) over New Years which was lovely. The weather wasn’t great, but I managed to get out for a spectacular walk along the coast line and have a fun New Year’s Eve in the charming village, Milford on Sea. I also went to Salisbury, the cathedral city in Wiltshire. Salisbury Cathedral was built from 1220 to 1258 and has the tallest church spire in the UK. It contains the world’s oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving copy of the Magna Carta. This little excursion was a great way to start 2016!

 

 

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Sky Garden

I’ve been having a great time in London over Christmas, but one of the highlights was the Sky Garden. The three-floor space is London’s highest landscaped public garden and offers fantastic views of the city, along the Thames.

 

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Ai Weiwei

I just saw a fantastic Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy. The Chinese contemporary artist and political activist has investigated corruption and the Chinese government’s views on human rights for many years. This substantial retrospective includes comments on surveillance, craftsmanship, social media and traditional Chinese life.

It’s worth a visit!

 

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Copenhagen

I had a great couple of days in Copenhagen last week. A visit to the beautiful Louisiana Museum to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, interesting new nordic cuisine and great views of the city.

 

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Maine and Boston

I just got back from a wonderful holiday in Maine and Boston. The weather was great, the food was delicious, there were lots of great outdoor activities and the company was perfect!

Biddeford Pool

 

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Richmond

I had a wonderful day out in Richmond (the borough in South-West London) this weekend. We went to Petersham Nurseries, a garden centre with a delicious cafe and then walked along the River Thames to Ham House. Built in 1610, the house was given to William Murray, who held the role of the whipping boy to King Charles I. The house remained in the family until 1948 when it was given to the National Trust.

 

 

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Cote d’Azur

I just got back from a wonderful holiday on the Cote d’Azur. We stayed in the charming town of Antibes and drove to Nice, Monaco, Eze, Saint Paul de Vence, among other towns. The food and rose wine is delicious, the landscape is beautiful and I was with great company. I can’t wait to go again!

 

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