Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) wore a fetching Fair Isle scarf in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, released in 2009. It has since become a bestselling success in VisitScotland iCentres across Scotland. Four year old Leah Murphy from Fife … Continue reading Did you know…a scarf from a Harry Potter film is now a bestseller in Scotland
Brighton is blessed with many fine pubs, but the one that seems to be the best-loved hides in the heart of the city, on the edge of the North Laine area. Although it’s an easy walk from the train station, … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ the best pub tourists can’t find
According to tradition, visitors to probably the world’s most famous fountain should toss three coins over their left shoulder into the water using their right hand. The first coin means that you will return to Rome, the second that you … Continue reading Did you know…The Three Coins and Trevi Fountain in Rome
What to do in a city that is home to the third largest Art Festival in the world? In May there is music, drama, comedy, literature and art in almost every street and down almost every twitten in Brighton. It … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ For the Birds
My thoughts are on bathrooms right now. I recently moved into a glorious Edwardian flat. I love the high ceilings, the huge entance hall and the vestibule (hey! I’ve got a vestibule!). The tiny kitchen and bathroom, however, are odd-shaped 1930 add-ons (the word extension give both spaces too much credit). Both are rooted in the 1970s, and not in a good way, so both have to go. I don’t do baths anymore – arthritis rather than style – and, for that reason, I’ve decided to convert the dated beige bathroom into a watery green-and-cream wet room. I’m very lucky … Continue reading Design: Bathrooms and the things that go in them..
So much is going on in Brighton right now, as the festival is in full swing and there are a record 1000 events scheduled over the four weeks, it is often hard to decide what to do, but I can … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Bach on the Beach
I’ve been to Cornwall twice. The first time it rained every day of our family holiday and the second time the sun didn’t stop shining. Both trips were magical and memorable. I’d recommend the county to anyone and everyone. If … Continue reading 9 Reasons to visit Cornwall
Do you have a week spare at the end of May/beginning of June that you’d like to fill with writing time? I’ve just heard that the rather wonderful French House Party (a stylish, 200-year-old Carcassonne farmhouse) has a couple of … Continue reading Write in South West France