Previous columns have included a monthly About London column for British Heritage Travel magazine (fifteen years), a monthly column for Period House magazine about practical problems that can be encountered in a period property three years) and the Q&A panel for History Revealed magazine (four years).
Much of my work is about and around heritage issues, often with a travel or gardens slant.
From illustrator Pauline Baynes's Narnia in Country Life and historic jazz venues in Homes & Gardens, to a feature about Henry VIII’s armour for the Times Educational Supplement, I am particularly interested in the quirky aspect of heritage travel.
I'm always up for testing out new things, especially if I get to dress up for them - such as the Regency Ball, the annual Tweed Run and the Salon Project.
The most extreme (and therefore enjoyable) example of this was a recreation of Pride & Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennet's tour of the Peak District, taking in all the sights she would have seen - in full Regency costume (see above...)