The Temperate House |Kew Gardens

We recently took a Sunday morning stroll down to Kew Gardens, and specifically the newly restored Temperate House.  The restoration took five years and involved a work force of more than 400 people.  The Temperate House is, quite simply, a thing of beauty. Here's a few fun facts: 15,000 new panes of glass were installed. … Continue reading The Temperate House |Kew Gardens

RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

Today is the day the Royal Air Force officially marks its 100th birthday. The Mall in London is suitably dressed for the occasion and, according to the Royal Air Force's website, "over a thousand servicemen and women will take part in a parade on The Mall at 11:25am.  Then at 1:00pm witness the historic flypast … Continue reading RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2018

I managed around a book a week in June, with a 75:25 split between the Kindle and a real book. Our House by Louise Candlish (Kindle): "On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2018

OLW | Nourish and the Traveler’s Notebook

Four more double spreads have been added to my One Little Word traveler's notebook: our trip to Jersey, the significant birthday I keep mentioning, a dinner party and the GoGo Getaway weekend … the TN is now so fat and bulky, it's actually quite hard to open flat. Which is exactly how it should be. … Continue reading OLW | Nourish and the Traveler’s Notebook