This week Nell Gifford sadly lost her battle with cancer. Nell was my school friend and was someone who left an indelible impression on me. Her wonderful circus was her gift to the world.
Next week we take possession of a dilapidated, neglected Victorian terraced house in North London and so begins a six month renovation project, during which we will be moving to the country.
Christmas shopping in London can be an enjoyable and fun adventure, far removed from the stressful crowds of Westfield or Oxford Street. You just need to know where to head for. Here are my favourite destinations.