• Bath Time!

    Reflections on a mother-daughter road trip! Any parent will tell you – it’s tough when your first child leaves the nest – tougher when you are joined at the hip, make regular appointments for a little retail therapy together or curl up to binge watch a favourite crime series – even tougher when her new …

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  • St. Petersburg – of Tsars and hustle in the streets

    Access to St Petersburg by ship from the Baltic is via the River Neva, which twists and turns through an archipelago of islands. Modern history and years of the cold war have shrouded Russia in mystery. When one thinks of St Petersburg, one immediately thinks of classic Italianate buildings and Tsarist excess, the architectural vision …

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  • Copenhagen – about a chair and a bubble glass window

    My relationship with Denmark (the Danes) began when I was three or four in then Salisbury, Rhodesia. There was a shop there that incredibly specialised in Danish furniture. It was the early 1960’s when Scandinavia represented the vanguard of furniture design at the time. I remember being carried alternatively by my mother dressed in white …

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