My mother died on 5 May 2012 and for many months I felt completely detached from everything around me. One day I felt ‘This won’t do’ and decided to reach out to my surroundings, London. I found ‘Bradshaw’s Illustrated Hand Book to London and its Environs, 1862‘ and set off in a ‘mind disposed to receive pleasure’, as recommended by Mr Bradshaw. I walked into St Paul’s Cathedral in the bitterly cold January of 2013, shoddy camera in hand, and was immediately hooked on exploration.

The blog grew to include travels, the camera morphed into two cameras and a photography course, and blogging includes gardening and baking! I think my mother would be pleased and I hope you will join me, wherever the path may lead me.