Having introduced The Boy Child to the delights of Oliver and Hardy during our Northern Road Trip in the Summer of 2018, we were subsequently delighted to realise that their story was coming to the big screen. Laurel & Hardy statue, Ulverston, South Lakeland Stan and Ollie stars Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John … Continue reading Stan and Ollie | A Mini Review
Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move. Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority. We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations
I have a friend whose family life is in such a state of upheaval, I hope I never have to experience the same thing. Tea, pastries and a care package I want to help her, but I want to help her in productive ways. So I made a list and decided on five things I … Continue reading Five Ways to Help a Stressed-Out Friend
The Brainy One and I don't go overboard with presents for each other at Christmas. Last year, I gave him a book about Michael Caine and he gave me a diary and a pair of Ugg slippers. All of which were welcome. But the best present we received came from friends ... I would never … Continue reading What Was Your Best/Favourite Christmas Present?
Right now I'm currently ... Reading: The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by Corey Mead. This was a Christmas gift and although I might have picked up a copy myself, I'm disappointed in how just unlikable the couple is. Planning: more Weekday Walks to share with you. Watching: Les … Continue reading Right Now …
Mindful of the fact we don't have a lot of storage space left to use, I've been thinking about this year's scrapbooking goals. It's a given that often times, scrapbooking is a kind of therapy for me, so there's no way I'm ready (or want) to stop. I'll continue with a year-long album, which usually becomes … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 | The Goals
"Steady on, Mum! That's your third!"
How I love the look and feel of this traveler's notebook! Turns out that 2018 was an excellent year in which to decide to nourish myself.The last few entries are, as you might expect, Christmas related. There was lunch with two of my local girlfriends. There was that visit to the Royal Albert Hall. And yes, … Continue reading Finishing Up The One Little Word Traveler’s Notebook | Nourish
Watching The Boy Child write his thank-you cards just after Christmas cemented an idea in my mind. I'd read about A Year of Magical Thanking via A Cup of Jo back in October and thought it was such a great idea.Such a great idea that I should do my own version in 2019. Because imitation is … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word
It took us a little over two years but, just before Christmas, we managed to photograph the four cousins together.