I'm planning a dinner soon and was chatting with The Brainy One recently about who to invite and our conversation went a little like this: Him: "What about X and Y?" Me: "No, we haven't heard from them in years!" Him: "Why is that, do you think?" And therein lies the rub. Friendship is a … Continue reading Reconnecting with Friends
I'm currently ... Watching: Series 4 of Bosch on Amazon Prime. Smart and complicated drama. Listening: Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. On repeat. Making: Project Life-style journaling cards for the 100 Day Project. Reading: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Planning: a birthday dinner party. To mark a significant number. What are you up to?
Our weekend in a nutshell: supper at the pub, the tower of Westminster Cathedral, Bicester Scramble, Pimm's and supper in the garden.
The Boy Child asked if we could take in a basketball game during our visit to Washington, DC. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I was able to ascertain that the Washington Wizards were due to play a home fixture against the Atlanta Hawks during our visit, and that, happily, the venue was a … Continue reading Washington, DC | Basketball
I knew that we were in with a chance of seeing Washington, DC's world-famous cherry blossoms in bloom. Turns out that I timed our visit perfectly, as the days we were in town were described as 'peak bloom'. Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees … Continue reading Washington, DC | Cherry Blossoms
I'd pre-booked a tour of the US Capitol Building a few weeks before we travelled to Washington, DC. It's one of those buildings that's instantly recognisable, probably because of its similarity to the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral ... and seven series of West Wing.The tours are free and last around an hour, maybe a little … Continue reading Washington, DC | The Capitol Building
A short Metro ride from Downtown DC is Arlington National Cemetery, which is where the United States buries her war dead and military veterans (if that is what they/their family want). The grounds cover 624 acres and there are 400,000+ graves.There are a few famous internees, and perhaps the most well-known one is President John … Continue reading Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery
Washington, DC is awash with world-class museums and the majority of them are free to enter. The Smithsonian runs a large proportion of them and their buildings occupy large blocks on either side of the National Mall, so they are easy to find. Air and Space Museum: This Museum is part of the Smithsonian setup … Continue reading Washington, DC | Museums
As you will have realised from this post, we've been away on our travels. We spent 4 nights in Washington, DC, packed in a lot - museums, the National Mall, the Capitol Building, the cherry blossom at the tidal basin, Arlington and more - and racked up the daily step count. I'll be sharing more … Continue reading Washington, DC
A friend recently treated me to Afternoon Tea with a difference. We spent 90 minutes aboard a classic Routemaster London bus, sipping tea and scoffing nibbling dainty sandwiches and tiny cakes as we went.It was great fun, although I was initially rather concerned about sloppage from the teapots ... no need. Your preferred hot drink … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Bus Tour