When I first came to live and work in London some twenty years ago, I lived in a small bedsit (shared bathroom!) on the edge of Victoria, which is in the City of Westminster. To be honest with you, back then that whole area was a bit of a dump. How things have changed! The area has undergone/is … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Victoria
At our recent Non-Christmas Christmas Party, I made a batch of Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch* as an alternative to an alcoholic beverage. I thought it turned out rather well (but I'm biased, naturally); it actually received a mixed reaction. Here's how to make it and try for yourselves: Pour 2 litres cranberry juice into … Continue reading Mulled Cranberry & Raspberry Punch
Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is well worth a few hours of your time. As previously mentioned, it is one of the most visited National Trust properties in the UK.The manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. The first … Continue reading Waddesdon Manor
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 6-10 turned out: Day 6: The Year 6 Carol Service at school. Always a delight. Mostly.A journaling card, a few embellishments and a photo of the church after the service was all that was needed. Day 7: The arrival of The Boy … Continue reading December Daily | Days 6-10
An early start on Saturday for Autism | Early Birds at the Science Museum, and an unobstructed view of the neighbouring Natural History Museum's ice rink and Christmas tree.There then followed pretty much a rerun of when we were last in town early for Dawnosaurs - hot chocolate and toast, Christmas windows, lunch and a … Continue reading This Weekend I …
A jar of homemade Cranberry sauce looks a lot more festive when paired with Christmas jumpers and lit Christmas trees.
One thing that London does well is dress for Christmas. Here's a few of my favourite captures this year.~Ivy Chelsea Garden, King's Road ~~ Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair ~~ Cartier, Old Bond Street, Mayfair ~ Do let me know how your home town dresses for the season.
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1: The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5
Osterley Park is a hidden West London gem. Now owned by the National Trust, Osterley is "surrounded by gardens, park and farmland ... one of the last surviving country estates in London. Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the … Continue reading Osterley Park
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's see what my hopes and dreams for this Christmas season look like ...Yep, I managed a half-way decent selfie (and confess to being rather startled at many grey silver strands I now appear to have on my head) and yep, I managed to remember to wear … Continue reading December Daily | Manifesto