During the last week of March I gave myself a few days off from concentrating on work and business stuff to spend some time with my Mum, who was also taking some holiday. We always have a list of loads of places we want to go and things we want to do, and then somehow the time flies by and we haven't done any of it. So this week, we had planned in several things to make sure that we actually got out of the house to enjoy some of the beautiful spring weather!
Every year over a long weekend in July, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary near Smarden, Kent, holds its annual Open Days - an opportunity to go and see the amazing work the Foundation does, see the beautiful cats they care for, and have a great day out.
After a quick, and crowded as always, trip on the tube, I emerged at Tottenham Court Road and headed west along Oxford Street. The noise of people and traffic roared in my ears as I negotiated locals trying to get places, and tourists trying to figure out where they were. I knew exactly where I was going - a quick cut down Argyll Street from Oxford Circus and the famous mock-Tudor shop front came into view.