The Chelsea Flower Show

Every year the Royal Horticultural Society hosts The Chelsea Flower Show.  Attracting in excess of 157,000 visitors annually, royalty and stars of stage and screen among them, it is one of the most famous gardening shows in the world and a big part of London’s summer social season.  Whether you are an avid gardener or Read More…

Greys Court

You know how sometimes there is a wonderful place in your local area that everyone raves about, but you just never get around to visiting? It’s on your list, but, well, you never quite get there. Up until a week or so ago, that was Grey’s Court for me. Tucked away in the countryside just Read More…

Moving in Marriage

It’s Marriage Monday at Chrysalis and the topic today is moving (as in relocating) in marriage. It really got me thinking about what tips I would give to anyone who is moving. As a result, I created a whole new page on this site! You can see the new page, and all my tips, by Read More…

Making A Guest Bathroom Welcoming

When friends come to visit, I like to make sure that everything I do makes them feel welcome. Making a guest bathroom welcoming is one of the first things I do. I’m lucky to have enough bathrooms in our house that guests can have their own, but even if that isn’t the case, it doesn’t Read More…

Learning to Cook the Italian Way

A couple of weeks ago I attended a wonderful cooking class at the Miele Experience Centre at Abingdon in Oxfordshire. I had been offered two places, so I was accompanied by my 18 year old son, who is also a keen home cook. Miele offer a huge variety of classes, from introductory Italian cooking to basic bread Read More…