Travel - A Room WithOut a View in Florence

I was channelling Charlotte Bartlett the moment we reached our room at the Grand Hotel Baglioni in Florence.

where to stay in Florence, photo by modern bric a brac

Days Away - Medieval family fun at Herstmonceux Castle

England's Medieval Festival - taking place this August Bank Holiday from Friday 26th August to Monday 29th August 2016 at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex

Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle


Foodie Friday - All About the Biryani at Azaro

There's a lot to say about my latest Indian Restaurant find. An innovative female chef, a menu of signature dishes from across India and gluten free credentials. Azaro is rocking the Indian dining scene and here's why.

Foodie Friday, All about the biryani at Azaro, photo by modern bric a brac
Chicken Chettinad thali at Azaro


Days Out in London - Climbing to the top of St Paul's

The plan for the new St Paul's Cathedral had actually been agreed a week before the Great Fire of London broke out, a fire that went on to devastate the existing one along with hundreds of other churches, shops and homes in the surrounding area.

Days Out in London, climbing St Paul's, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Foodie Friday - What Bloggers Should Eat and more stories

Bloggers are the new Creatives. Whether acting as Editor, Designer, Copywriter, Photographer or Social Media Manager on their blog, it's a creative process. Thanks to the people at Pod and Nutritionist Helen Money I found out what foods we should be eating to support this creative process.

Guide to What Bloggers Should Eat, photo by Modern Bric a Brac
Vitamin hit blitz

Whether you're a Blogger or other creative type read on to find out what foods you should be eating.


Brighton Shop Heroes - Foxed Up Vintage

Without realising it I was half-stood in the open doorway of a shop while trying to find the right angle for a photograph I was trying to take.

Foxed Up Vintage Brighton, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Foodie Friday - Dine with a View in London

Basically, I wanted to leave with my dignity intact, so I was faced with a difficult dilemma and that was whether to drink the blow-your-socks-off Bloody Mary that had just arrived.

Lunch at Barbecoa, St Paul's, photo by modern bric a brac