Welcome to my website and blog

Metro Publication - London GuidesI am a freelance arts writer, editor and gardener.  Now based in the West Country, I lived and worked in London for several years during which time I researched and wrote the first edition of Museums and Galleries of London. Continuously in print since 1998 and now in its 6th edition, this pocket-sized guide celebrates the capital’s astonishingly diverse museums and art galleries, from little known gems to blockbusting goliaths.

TwitterHaving moved to the country, and acquired a husband, a house, a garden and a dog (not necessarily in that order) I got the gardening bug. While studying for the RHS General Certificate, I worked in Anne McIntyre’s inspirational herb garden in the Cotswolds before moving south and west to garden in the beautiful county of Somerset.   The London Garden Book A-Z combines my love of exploring the capital with my passion for gardening, and celebrates London’s thriving horticultural scene. Now in its second edition, the book has twice been a finalist in the ‘Inspirational Book of the Year’ category at the Garden Media Guild Awards.

A member of the Critics Circle, I have written for the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, and the Church Times; in 2013 I was web editor and blogger for the Chelsea Fringe  and I have written about urban gardening for The City Planter. As well as art, architecture and gardening, my interests include studio pottery, contemporary jewellery, bread-making, cream teas (jam on top of clotted cream, please, and strictly no sultanas), and open-air swimming. When not writing I can be usually be found on my allotment,  or in the garden.