The story of the Christmas Tree

It has to be said, I love a good Christmas Tree.  It brings a joy to my heart with the anticipation of Christmas and the start of a new, better year beyond. I was a little hazy on the origins of the Christmas tree however. It’s a northern Europe tradition, said my brother, and so…

KP is Kensington Gardens most precious gem

KP or Kensington Palace, situated within Kensington Gardens, is one of its most precious gems.  It is restrained yet exuberant and well worth visiting if you are addicted, like I am, to Lucy Worsley’s BBC4 series on The First Georgians – all geared to celebrate 300 years since the Hanoverians were invited to take over…