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April fun and frolics

April is the month that ‘petrichor’ arrives – the alluring smell of warm pavements and rain showers… Not this year, there weren’t really any warm pavements, and we had snow in London just days from the start of May!  April 3rd was our 6th wedding anniversary – time is flying!  I went away with work on…

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Gormley at Winchester Cathedral

Over Easter we took in a bit of culture.  Years back the Gormley human sculptures were lurking on rooftops across London and I loved them (after the initial panic when they first arrived that there were ‘jumpers’ all over London), in fact there is still one right outside our office!  When I heard about the…

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Mottisfont National Trust

As they say, every day is a learning day and that was certainly the case at Mottisfont on Good Friday.  The first learning was that this was ‘the’ place to be on Good Friday, who knew!… It was queueing for entry at 10am opening time, this being the first warm and sunny day the UK…

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Missing my wedding anniversary…

Last year our wedding anniversary timed nicely with a Flashback Friday and so I shared happy wedding memories and wedding day yacht travel. This year – on our 6th anniversary – I got out of bed at 6am for a car service to Heathrow to spend 10 hours on a plane to Miami for a…

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I scent-s a vacation!

For me there are a few smells or scents that I associate with vacation.  I love being able to take a deep breath and know that I’m on holiday. Especially if the sun is on my face and I’m warm and there’s an epic view… That warm humid blast of air as you walk along…

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March fun and frolics

Well March will definitely go down as one of the toughest but most rewarding months.  Suffice to say, champagne was drunk on a number of occasions and it was richly deserved.  Now we are at the end of the month it is trying to warm up and I can almost sniff spring in the air (when…