I went to New York! With my lovely husband, a bold orange handbag and neither of my children. We spent a lot of time in Brooklyn, getting the ferry along the East River where the riverbank is a funny combination of hipster cool and faded industry. We walked a lot (no buggy! no small people to be tired/hungry/bored!) and saw everything in welcome bright sunshine. It was a much needed contrast to the winter gloom of London.