BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey

BOOK REVIEW In this video, I review Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms.

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A Toddler and the Grand National

The bookies was dark and noisy as my grandmother led me in, the gold on her wrist as yellow as Spanish Armada treasure. The cigarette smoke whirled around my little blonde curls. It was lunchtime on my second birthday, and the 145th Grand National was just about to be run. My grandmother hoisted me onto … Continue reading A Toddler and the Grand National

All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express

A fine train is a curious place to be. You may remember I wrote about how to host a murder mystery party, the setting for which was the Orient Express. The 'Belmond Grand Hibernian' set to launch next summer, will bring similarly salubrious surroundings to Irish train passengers, without the poison, stabbing and double crossing … Continue reading All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express

Winter Hat Roundup

In this video, I talk through four types of winter hats, including a navy felt trilby from House of Fraser; a pillbox from Village Hats; a baboushka style hat from Jack Murphy and a faux fur headband from Marks and Spencers