A lot can happen in a week…

Since I last blogged, we have handed over the keys to our Kensington flat; settled into our new, teeny-tiny, but gorgeous, Chelsea flat; bought 10% of a four acre garden; been up to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, visiting four gardens associated with Shakespeare’s family; and even snuck into a world-class garden I’d not yet seen, on the road trip to Warwickshire. Back in London, we’ve been to see Madam Butterfly at the Royal Opera House and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, just a stone’s throw from our new place. It’s been a pretty busy, pretty fun and pretty successful week all round. Continue reading

Hello

I thought I’d just say a quick hello. I’ve missed you!

The last month has been a madly busy time of packing; condensing our belongings from a generously Australian-sized four bedroom house to a London-proportioned, two bedroom house; preparing for a Masters exam (the big day is tomorrow); writing an assignment; and, oh yes, running a business. As you can imagine, I’m exhausted.

And the whole of January went past with not a single garden visit to be had. Thank goodness for birthdays, is all I can say. The perfect excuse for a break and a treat and this morning my dear friends Catherine and Steven took me for coffee and cake by the Potting Shed, to the newly planted Sydney Park Wetlands and then to my favourite of all, Cat Alley Continue reading

London, here we come!

A trip to Fortnum and Mason with Christmas decorations had me laughing to myself about Love Actually

A trip to Fortnum and Mason pre-Christmas had me chuckling over the Love Actually scene

And so I find myself in England for a few days. House hunting. How on earth did that happen?

I liked these ivy balls along with the burst of colour behind them

I like these ivy balls, along with the burst of colour behind them

Out of the blue, Paul has been offered a new role in London. And after much Continue reading