The Boy Child and I ventured South of the river yesterdayin order to visit the Wimbledon Museum and take the tour. What a contrast to my last visit! No wandering the hallowed grounds except as part of a tour,or if you're a member of the AELTC. Our guide was excellent; informative, engaging and funny. I don't think you … Continue reading Wimbledon Museum and Tour
This past weekend was the final Bank Holidayweekend before Christmas. We had friends over to stay,and while we did some museum visiting,mostly we were outside in the fabulous weather. There was also copious amounts of alcohol for those old enough, and copious amounts of delicious food for everyone. How was your weekend?
We were in Barcelona on 17th August.We were a mere block away from the tragedy,but were quite safe and well.Although obviously shaken, The Boy Child particularly so,we continued with our plans.We'd all fallen in love with how beautiful Barcelona was,and felt that by keeping calm and carrying on,we were honouring our new Spanish friends the … Continue reading Beautiful Barcelona | Photos
I find it more difficult during the longer days of Summerto get stuck into a page-turner of a good read.That said, two recent gems have been Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterleyand The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Hidden Figures was initially recommended by a friend,but as a film I should see. So I … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2017
In Week 4 of Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life 2.0 class, we looked atthe principle of Emphasis/Contrast.There was also a look at Type, but as I don't make many hybrid pages,I've merely skimmed that section. Assignment One was, you've guessed it, about contrast/emphasis through the page design.Another simple design, but one that works well. Assignment Two was … Continue reading Design Your Life 2.0 | Week 4
Throughout August, selected theatres in London's West Endoffer free tickets for children.We chose to see 42nd Street and it was amazing!With more than 40+ dancers on stage at times,all heel-toe tapping in perfect synchronicity, the show was a feast for the eyes. We also got to see the stage adaptation of Gangsta Granny.which wasn't included in … Continue reading West End Theatre
Having gone to Marrakech with a Traveler's Notebook prepped and ready to be filled,most of the photos have now been added and I've reached the stage where I consider it finished.I love how the corners are already beginning to curl,and that it's already achieved a slightly battered look.
In Week 3 of Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life 2.0 class, we looked at unity and space.Unity suggests to our brains that everything is, in a purposeful way, where it should be.Space suggests restfulness on any given design.Where a design lacks content, space creates a bit of calm.Assignment One was to create a page featuring … Continue reading Design Your Life 2.0 | Week 3
We have a dog!But only temporarily ...We are looking after my SiL's pooch for a few daysand very much enjoying the love, fun and companionshipthat he's brought along with him.
Athletics Camp - the stuff of dreams.With Mo Farah and Usain Bolt as role models,he's having the best time!