Quay

I think the highlight of our trip to Sydney will remain to be our incredible lunch at Quay.The executive chef here is Peter Gilmore¬†and since he has been at the helm the restaurant has remained, for the last five years, listed amongst the top 50 Restaurants in the world. Peter Gilmore is from Sydney and…

Botanical Gardens

Sun shining we spent some of the morning at the The Royal Botanic Gardens. In the centre of the city and a beautiful stroll on a sunny morning. Enjoying an iced coffee and the infamous Banana Bread which is prevelant all over Australia we also observed the extrodinary wildlife considered by most locals to be…

Sydney

It is an epic journey to reach this great continent but what a great city welcomed us. The weather on arrival was not dissimilar to the London drizzle we are used to so that was a little disappointing and did determine what we got up to for the first couple of days. We were staying…

Paris at Christmas

We seem to be travelling the globe in the footsteps of our very fortunate and ambitious daughters who study and work overseas. This time it was to attend a graduation ceremony and Paris was looking spectacular in the December sunshine. The nation was cheerful and very welcoming and we had a wonderful few days in…

Dalloway Terrace

I was feeling distinctly not in a Christmas mood or spirit until I experienced the wonderful winter wonderland that Dalloway Terrace¬†have created in this pocket of Bloomsbury. I love this area having spent years at the British Museum and the Bloomsbury set linger with constant reminders such as Dalloway which was named after a character…