Christmas at the Dickens Museum

Dickens MuseumIf it’s Christmas it must be time for  holly and ivy and A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ ever-popular story of the true meaning of Christmas. So where better to open the Christmas season than at the Charles Dickens Museum on Doughty Street, where the rooms are decorated for Christmas just as they might have been in Dickens’ day. Continue reading

Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum

Christmas tree Geffrye MuseumEvery year I have my first mince pie of the season at the Geffrye Museum Friends Christmas party, and revisit their annual Christmas Past exhibition. The exhibition has been running for over twenty-five years and it takes the staff hours to painstakingly decorate each room in the style of the relevant period. The result never fails to enchant. Continue reading

Christmas decorations with a Japanese flavour

John Lewis Christmas decorationIt’s December so it’s finally okay to talk about Christmas. You probably spent the weekend dragging home a tree and rescuing the box of Christmas decorations your Mum gave you when you left home from the top of the wardrobe. Now, as shiny bits drop off your worn-out tinsel and litter the floor, you might be wondering about getting something new and a little bit different this year. This is where I can help Continue reading