The hanging gardens of Barbican

Many of London's great landmarks are easy to love. The architecture is straightforward, quite obviously attractive, easy to photograph and aesthetically pleasing without question. The Barbican is a place that my eyes aren't quite sure what to do with. I find it truly fascinating and it's one of my favourite spots in London. I love the … Continue reading The hanging gardens of Barbican

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Postcards from a roadtrip to Cornwall

Despite going to university in Devon and spending three years living right on the brink of Cornwall, until last weekend I had never been there. How did I let this happen!?? Anyway. In the early hours of Friday morning, we packed up the MG and headed West. The weekend was spent adventuring, in the glorious twin … Continue reading Postcards from a roadtrip to Cornwall

The secret wonders of Kew Gardens Tropical Nursery…

Tucked away in a leafy corner behind a pair of Victorian wrought-iron gates lies Kew Gardens Tropical Nursery. It’s a hot, misty place, filled with intriguing and bizarre wonders of the natural world, from the world’s largest flower to the tiniest lily. The Nursery is where Kew do research, conservation work, and look after rare … Continue reading The secret wonders of Kew Gardens Tropical Nursery…

Costa Rica, a tropical paradise filled with sloths and parrots

Regularly labelled the happiest, greenest and most sustainable country in the world, Costa Rica is a tropical haven in the heart of Central America. The country relies mostly on renewable energy, it doesn’t have an army and it's home to the world’s most adorable creature: THE SLOTH. To summarise, Costa Rica is about as close as … Continue reading Costa Rica, a tropical paradise filled with sloths and parrots

Things NOT to take to Glastonbury

Glastonbury festival. Image by jaswooduk from UK (Glastonbury 2011) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Whenever I go to a festival I always ask the Internet what to pack, and the Internet usually obliges with handy blogposts and checklists for me to use as inspiration when creating my own list. Over the years I have managed (despite all that faffing around) to screw myself over in some way or the … Continue reading Things NOT to take to Glastonbury

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Glass

Crocus in glass vase, Urban Jungle Bloggers

This will be my first ever post for Urban Jungle Bloggers. Aloha! The theme this month is 'glass and plants' so I thought I'd share a few photos of a little crocus bulb I planted in a glass vase back in December. I love the long noodle-esque roots that swirl around in the water. The … Continue reading Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Glass