Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Stars of the Show: The Telegraph Garden

I was right about some things concerning this year’s Chelsea Flower Show; the weather was better; most designers defaulted to the tried and tested formula of multi-stemmed trees underplanted with tight-knit perennials; and Alan Titchmarsh’s garden was far from cutting edge – more of a blunt axe one might say. However I was wrong about one […]

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Loving London

I am not a born Londoner, and for much of the time I like to believe I’d prefer living elsewhere. That is until I make the effort to deviate from my normal home-to-work route and experience the city anew. It has been my personal challenge for the last month to change my daily journey between Highgate and Victoria, taking […]

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Bruges to the Sound of Bells

Winter exposes Bruges in all its architectural splendour. With fewer tourists under one’s feet and nature taking a back seat, the city’s fine medieval brickwork can be properly admired, accompanied by the pealing of bells from the 13th century Belfort. Outside the quirky Scheldt Gothic Church of Our Lady, which looks like a building Van […]

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