Arrivederci, Anita Ekberg.

Anita Ekberg was the woman in one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century, the blonde temptress in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Taking a dip in the Trevi Fountain wearing… Continue reading

Hedgehogs hibernating in the garden

I take the plunge into the hedgehog property market in a desire to help the hedgehogs hibernate in my back garden.

Thinking of Paris today. Stay strong. We are with you.

All credit where it’s due, check out Stephen Strydom’s Twitter Feed for more.

A geranium in the sunshine

Let me cheer you up on this cold, dark January day with a memory of summertime… Taken with my Panasonic Lumix TZ40 with a Leica lens.

2014 in review

Thank you so much to everyone who visited my blog this year – I really enjoy hearing from my readers and hope that you will enjoy the year ahead I have planned for… Continue reading

Hedgehogs in the Garden

Late the other night, I thought I heard the crunch of leaves underfoot in the garden. When security light came on, I was seriously concerned that we might have a burglar prowling around… Continue reading

The Alpes – A Spiritual Retreat

Originally posted on Becoming Madame:
It’s been raining in Paris today. When I read the screen as I type those words it makes me feel like I’m talking about the Asian Monsoons. Rain…

Hello, Autumn!

After one of the hottest and longest summers, autumn has finally arrived in the U.K. I love nothing more than a stroll through the frosty, crisp piles of leaves that autumn scatters across… Continue reading

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Lauren Bacall, the last goddess of the silver screen, has passed away. I never had the honour of meeting her, but I do have the great honour of being named after her. She… Continue reading