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  • A Chiswick 5 minutes with…. Lisa Barrett

    We're such an interesting bunch here in Chiswick and environs. From stay at home mothers to writers, designers to filmmakers and everything in between – the variety of lovely people never ceases to amaze me! So I love running these Q&As with local folk. Today it's time to meet Chiswickian and style writer Lisa Barrett. […]

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  • 2014 here we are

    I don't go out and celebrate New Year. To me, going out for New Year's Eve belongs to my past life – along with long Saturdays shopping with girlie friends, Sundays in bed reading and a whole bed to myself. I'm happy to stay in, drink a glass (ahem, or three) of bubbly, listen to […]

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  • Yes we live on a boat!

    Looking back I've always had a connection with the Thames. That might sound weird coming from a Northener who only moved (somewhat recklessly really!) to the Big Smoke after graduating from Dreaming Spires, in search of fame, fortune and streets paved with gold. My first memory of the Thames is a school trip when I […]

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  • Yes we live on a boat!

    It's just over a month since we moved onto the boat – and we've never looked back. Although it's been a dream of mine for years, I was still anxious about moving our little family to a boat. After all you worry about everything as a parent and when water's involved there's so much more […]

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  • This boating life

    Well as you know, if you've been following my blog, and my soul-searching decisions about where to live, we are off on a six month adventure to try out living on a boat on the Thames. We will be moored in a haven close to kew bridge, so still within the bounds of my beloved […]