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Le Nozze di Garsington Opera

Last updated on February 3rd, 2020 at 07:58 amThe French for twilight is crépuscule,  a word which conjures up that gleaming, twinkling time of day which is neither light nor dark, when the Goddess Nyx starts her magic dance. And Garsington Opera puts on a witching hour like no other with the thrilling sound of…

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Londoness Loves – April 2018

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 11:54 amForget the Beast from the East and get out in London this April. Here’s my guide to the best London theatre, classical music, opera, exhibitions, and yes, there might even be a couple of outdoor activities to put a spring in your step! Favourite this Month An…

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Review: Satyagraha at the ENO

Last updated on October 29th, 2018 at 03:13 pmI would like some of what Philip Glass is on, please. I would like to crawl into his brain for a few hours and see what makes him tick. In the ENO’s production of Satyagraha,  the American composer’s operatic masterpiece has been placed in the capable hands…

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My top once in a lifetime experiences

This month’s travel link up is all about those once in a lifetime experiences. My intrepid exploration list includes navigating the underbelly of Paris, watching Pink Floyd in the world’s most beautiful palace, listening to the thunderous roar of waterfalls, having lunch in the Côte d’Azur rain (twice) and treading the boards of La Scala…

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Must-see London exhibitions this October

Last updated on January 28th, 2020 at 03:18 pmYou might be tempted to start hibernating this autumn, but don’t you dare! London is buzzing this October, from Opera, Passion, Power and Politics at the V & A, to the surreal Gerald Scarfe designs for stage and screen at the House of Illustration, to Reflections at…

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A Midsummer Dream: A day out at Garsington Opera

Last updated on May 1st, 2020 at 08:15 amThe Chiltern hills in Wormsley are alive with the sound of music. This Buckinghamshire haven, where Garsington Opera has its home, is England at its most seductive, the sort of place where pastoral dreams are made. And the vocal fireworks that burst from Rossini’s Il Turco in…

Hello, Goodbye

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 07:13 amMy beautiful daughter Clarissa was born on New Year’s Day, the first of 1990. My  little bundle of mayhem came into my world when I was only 21 and she’s kept me on my toes ever since. She helped me breathe life into Diary of a Londoness,…

Falling in Autumn

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 06:59 amAs Summer prepares to retire and the long days start to wane, it’s time to banish the summer’s end blues and prepare for my favourite time of year. Russet-coloured river walks, pumpkin pie, cosy, crackling fires in my local pub, conker games, and rain, rain and more…

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