My father described Britain as having two parallel cultures – those who stay in Britain and make it a welcoming and exciting place to live and those who leave to explore and discover what else is out there in the vast ‘abroad’. My family is one of the latter type. As far back as my great-great-grandfather Henry Irwin, we travelled to far flung places. While they lived in India in the 1990’s my parents researched his work as the Chief Architect of Madras and have a website about Henry Irwin’s life in India.
This blog is where I share my discoveries, big and small on my explorations around the world. It started as e-mails I sent to friends and family during 2004 when I lived in India (see the family trait?) and has grown into this blog. There are weekly updates on Wednesdays with occasional additional ones if there is more to tell. There is also a tumblr. blog (traveltash.tumblr.com) on which I reblog pictures daily with links to posts here at WordPress. Follow me there if you don’t already.
Most recently I spent a year in Houston, Texas studying fashion design. I am now back in the UK running three women’s clothing brands, bakuba – women’s business wear made to order, tash tops – one-sized backless halterness summerwear and Lingard Gardiner – elaborate gowns