• An arrangement of colour in Amalfi

    May 11, 2014


    The Amalfi coast in Italy is well known for its stunning views and panoramic coastal roads but there’s a lot to be soaked up inside its hilltop villas too…La Minervetta, perched on the seacliff overlooking Marina Grande – a short walk from the centre of Sorrento, has gone for a...

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    From London to the Cotswolds

    by  • May 3, 2014

    where i write

    Swapping the city for the country: Inger Dyvbig left London and her Embassy job for the Cotswolds to write a book about the fast-fashion industry and hasn’t looked back since…

    Making the move

    Over the years I’ve tried various schemes to become a writer:

    • Write everyday! Even if it’s just ten words, something...

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    Barefoot Walking on Hampstead Heath

    by  • April 17, 2014


    Olivia Sprinkel takes her shoes off for a slow and mindful walk on Hampstead Heath…

    I am standing on Hampstead Heath, in a circle of about 25 people and we are practicing Qigong. We move slowly through different exercises, apart from ‘bouncing bliss’ where we jump up and down and...

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    2014: Taking a Leaf out of Keats’ Book

    January 10, 2014

    Cornwall and Paxos 366

    Make time for some delicious diligent indolence this New Year…I don’t go in much for New Year’s resolutions but I do like to use the transition into another year to reflect on what I’d like to make more time for during the next 12 months. In 2014, borrowing the delightful phrase from...

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    Culinary Christmas Creations

    by  • December 13, 2013


    With an onslaught of Christmas merchandise in the shops from September I sometimes find I have been overexposed to premature merriment by the time December comes around and struggle to find my festive spirit. But there is always one activity that never fails to get me in the festive mood and that...

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    Hot Theatre this Winter: A Round-Up of the Best in London

    December 3, 2013

    Royal Court

    Keen to escape the cold for the warmth of a theatre this winter? An aficionado gives us the lowdown on what’s really worth taking the time to see this season…

    By Verbal London

    We are told there are two universal human certainties, death and taxes but I would add a third, diverging opinions. …

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    Orange is the New Black

    October 28, 2013

    November, Bath 121

    With Autumn now in full swing and Halloween only a couple of days away, we thought it timely to dedicate a small post to everyone’s favourite ghoulish squash – the Pumpkin.

    Halloween itself may be a somewhat bigger deal in the US than the UK but the tradition of gourd carving...

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    On the Trail of Slow Food in Italy

    by  • October 12, 2013


    Think of Italy and somewhere along the way images of food markets and colourful, sun-ripened ingredients are bound to conjure up.  The Italians take food seriously and sitting down to eat it together is a daily ritual, so it’s not surprising to find that the birth of the Slow Food movement began...

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    Going Green At Home

    by  • September 15, 2013


    Eco-friendly and green living practices are slowly moving from buzz words into mainstream consciousness. It’s great news that these topics are taking a more central stage, but for many of us, the specifics of how we can personally help environmental efforts remain vague. Unfortunately, we can’t all install solar panels and drive...

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