I have always been a city dweller but am lucky enough to have a small garden to sit and relax in, and to grow vegetables and herbs.
I enjoy getting out of London – particularly to the Cotswolds – and visiting gardens such as at Hidcote Manor and the beautiful fields of lavender at Snowshill.
I started off my career at Practical Householder magazine, writing about DIY projects from building an extension to carrying out small projects like stripping and varnishing a Victorian desk or trying new paint techniques.
I moved on to write more general homes features for magazines such as Ideal Home and Property Ladder and also write about consumer rights, personal finance and property. I like to look at ways to save money in the home and garden – sharing cuttings and packets of seeds with friends for family, for instance.