I was recently the victim of an attempted fraud, but thanks to the vigilance of my credit card provider, it was spotted and sorted out very quickly. It was something of a wake-up call for me, but it shouldn't have been, because I live with The Brainy One and he is someone who checks his … Continue reading Five Ways to be Financially Safe Online
I've recently added a double page spread to our 2018 album about visiting the utterly fabulous Greys Court.There was yet another page for the various albums containing spreads about Washington, DC. The design below was one that I upsized from a spread in my Traveler's Notebook.
Holland Park is a London anomaly in that the area has no official boundaries. It lies within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Those who live there will tell you that Holland Park is found between Kensington High Street (to the South), Holland Road (to the West), Holland Park Avenue (to the North) and … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Holland Park
I am a middle-aged woman and I am my harshest critic. There, I've said it. My half-century of living is rapidly approaching and that auspicious occasion has been an excuse to evaluate some of the behaviour traits I still persist with. ~ I am using this photo to illustrate point one ~ Here's five behaviours … Continue reading Five Behaviour Traits I Should Have Outgrown
I do like a wedding! And Saturday's wedding, a small affair you may have heard mentioned here and there, was the perfect excuse to dust off the family heirloom, break open the bubbles before lunchtime and eat cake. I have my own story of meeting Prince Harry. Not long after I'd left the RAF, I … Continue reading Royal Wedding Brunch
London is currently purple lilac, and not because of the Royal Wedding. Blossom season has been and gone and the wisteria is now bursting out everywhere you look. Because of the late arrival of Spring, thanks to the Beast from the East, it's later than usual, but still stunning. Take a look ...
Having written recently about making the effort to reconnect with friends, we did exactly that recently and subsequently travelled up to the Midlands to spend the day with someone who had somehow been relegated to the Christmas card list and not much else. I was delighted to find not only a lovely fiancé in tow, … Continue reading Reconnecting with Friends | The Follow Up
Last Monday, which was a Bank Holiday here in the UK (and therefore no school), we met up with friends and returned to Cliveden. What a difference a few months make! We were there for opening at 10am ... along with a thousand of more of our closest friends. But no matter. We'd taken a … Continue reading A Return to Cliveden
We were back at the Royal Albert Hall over the weekend for Space Spectacular and it was, ahem, spectacular! The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performed a program of space-related music, ranging from excerpts from Holst's Planet Suite to the theme tune to Thunderbirds. Throw in a laser light show and indoor fireworks, and you can … Continue reading A Return to the Royal Albert Hall
The beautiful Greys Court is just outside Henley-on-Thames, around an hour's drive from West London, and we recently spent several happy hours there. Obviously, it helped that the weather was stunning on the day we visited.Sir Felix and Lady Brunner bought the house in the late 1930s and raised their four sons there. During the … Continue reading Greys Court