Exploring Oxford on foot: 5 things to do in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford has been a place I’ve longed to visit for years- a city synonymous with excellence in education and research, in a beautiful and historic setting. Easily reached by train or bus from London, the city provides a perfect day trip or weekend getaway from the capital. Here are my favourite 5 things to do…

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London spring photo diary: exploring Chelsea and Kensington by foot

My first trip to London was in November. It was grey and dreary and my impression of England’s capital could generally be described as ‘blah’. Having returned in springtime for a quick weekend trip I was enchanted by the cherry blossoms and endless white and maroon Magnolia flowers adorning the conjoined houses of Chelsea and…

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Scotland Photo Diary

Nearly four years ago I spent 10 days in and around Edinburgh, mainly for a scientific conference and to visit research labs I thought I might like to work for. While I loved the old world feel of Scotland’s capital, it’s cobbled street charm and pretty greenery, I decided it was not the place for…

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London Photo Diary: could I live here?

As my rough plans for 2019 involve relocating to London, a city I’ve never visited, in a country I’ve never been to, I thought I should probably check out the place to see how I’d feel about living there. I’ve done this with a few other potential new homes before- Edinburgh, Lyon and Helsinki, and found…

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