Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – The Hidden Beauty of Kranji

In 2005, Singapore announced plans to distinguish itself as a ‘City in a Garden’. The projects that followed, such as The Gardens by the Bay, have attracted global attention, rivalling our very own Eden Project in terms of scale and ambition. The city’s long established botanical gardens have always been one of my favourites, brimming with lush […]

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The Very Best of 2012 – A Year In Pictures

Where has 2012 gone? Despite so many memorable occasions – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, our trip to beautiful Burma, the birth of this blog (!?) – the year has flown by and is almost at an end.  Reflecting on 2012 provides a precious reminder of how lucky we are to have our health […]

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Down to earth with a bump

So, here we are. Mid November and just 40 days until Christmas. Despite my working life revolving around the festive season, I can feel mild panic brewing already. Only a week ago we departed steamy Singapore in 34 degrees Centigrade and arrived in London with the mercury only just reaching 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Apart from […]

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Back to the Future – Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

I’ve seen the future …. and it’s kind of strange! There’s been lots in the UK travel press about the development of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, so I was desperate to squeeze a visit into our 7 hour stop over on the way to Burma. Despite being groggy from a 12 hour flight, […]

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Taking a Break

Tomorrow we depart for Burma. It feels like this holiday has been a long time coming, but it’s timed perfectly. The garden is quietly going to sleep, and by the time we return the leaves will be falling and the prospect of frost will be a real one. The clocks will also have gone back, […]

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