Category: History

Dorset Magazine – What it’s like to own Durdle Door

I’d often wondered what it must be like to own something as amazing as Durdle Door, the iconic limestone arch that’s become the symbol of Dorset, as well as of its custodians, the Lulworth Estate. Luckily the estate’s owner, James Weld, was happy to tell me for this piece which was the cover story in the April 2017 edition of Dorset magazine.






Hampshire Life -The Antiques Hunters

I love the work of Bowden Knight and was delighted to be asked to write about them (and their dream lives, chasing down antiques and brocante) for Hampshire Life magazine.




Waitrose Weekend – Lucienne Day

Lucienne Day is one of the greatest designers this country has ever produced. This year would have been her 100th birthday. When I learned that she and her husband, Robin, were design consultants to the John Lewis Partnership it seemed the perfect story for Waitrose Weekend. See if you agree!


Waitrose Weekend – Murals and why we should save them

Anyone who knows me will know how obsessed I am with public art. So I was delighted when Waitrose Weekend agreed to publish a lengthy piece on the Twentieth Century Society’s Campaign to record and save Britain’s murals. And even more delighted to learn that the John Lewis Partnership itself included murals among it’s many pieces of commissioned artwork.


Discover Britain

Very excited to see my first piece for Discover Britain published in their October/November 2014 edition. Following a visit to the National Trust’s Clouds Hill House I’ve wanted to write about Britain’s top tiny properties for some time now so this was an excellent chance to find out more about such gems as The Swiss Cottage at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, as well as Rushton Triangular Lodge and George Stephenson’s Birthplace. I’ve written another piece for Discover Britain which will be appearing in the next few months and in the meantime can’t wait to get stuck into more.