Daylesford Organic Cafe

Today I met up with a couple of friends in London for a spot of shopping and lunch. We steered clear of Oxford Street, opting to spend the day ambling around Sloane Square and nearby streets. It was so lovely to visit London and not be engulfed by the frantic hustle and bustle of Saturday shoppers and tourists. The highlight of our trip was going to Daylesford Organic Cafe on Pimlico Road for lunch. Part cafe, part deli and part home interiors haven it was such a wonderful place to while away an hour or two. Their range of home gifts was extremely hard to resist and all afternoon I’ve regretted not treating myself to a stem ginger candle. I only wish their Gloucestshire Farmshop was a little nearer to Bath.

Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

Strolling around Covent Garden today I came across this beautiful flower shop. The display outside was just so pretty I couldn’t resist taking a couple of snaps. I took them discreetly so apologies they’re a little out of focus. I particularly love the green shrub balls for £5 although I have no idea what they are.

Hansel und Gretel

This morning we got into the spirit of winter with a magical trip to the Strudel Bar at Hansel und Gretel. I absolutely love it there so much! The moment you step in the door you feel like you’ve been whisked away to an Austrian ski resort. I always have a hot apple and cinnamon juice with a delicious slice of strudel. I adore the Skihutte in the photo below – the figure in the white jumper reminds me of my Dad! For anyone visiting Bath this winter, you must, must take a trip here. As enchanting as it is to visit, it’s always a little bit of a let down when you leave and realise your skis aren’t waiting for you on a rack outside. Until next time…


In the absence of a real fire and with an unshakable craving for toasted marshmallows a little improvisation worked a treat. Picnic rug, mulled wine and a bowl full of marshmallows = bonfire night bliss.