Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green, When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is famous for its thousands (literally thousands!) of glossy vermillion wooden torii gates forming winding tunnels around the forested mountainside.
As the home of British codebreaking and the birthplace of modern information technology, Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. Now an incredible immersive museum experience, its twice-yearly 1940s weekends are fast becoming a highlight of the vintage events calendar.
At 6am, we were almost alone but for a handful of photographers and an elderly Japanese lady with deep smile lines, out for her morning power-walk, who expressed delighted approval at my attire.
You may have come across the famous “Hanoi train street” on Instagram, but did you know that there’s actually more than one? We visited both, wandering down narrow alleys while the community started its day.
Spring is in the air, the sun is shining and I’m feeling creatively inspired! My latest refashion project features appliqué and a fresh set of buttons for a kitschy novelty sweater inspired by Susan Dannenberg’s creations from the 1940s.
I take colour very seriously. I love challenging myself to create tricolour schemes in my outfits, but variations on the theme of coral pink, teal and yellow are my go-to favourites!
Today is “Blue Monday” - so called because of a pseudoscientific calculation that it is the most depressing day of the year: Christmas is a fading memory, the days are short and grey, everyone’s still broke and payday is still a week away. Along with many others, I experience Seasonal affective disorder, so to combat the instinct to hibernate the month away, I like to focus on planning and action, looking forward to the year ahead. I know that resolutions aren’t for everyone, but I find setting out plans and goals to be a really positive exercise for me.