With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?
At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch. All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan. Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless. We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …
October saw me devour a few excellent novels! Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson: "For one boy, fitting in means standing out." I loved, loved, loved this story. Frank is the 10-year-old son of a one-hit-wonder author (think Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird). The story revolves around Frank, Mimi, his mother, as she … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2017
Instagram recently celebrated its 10th birthday and my feed just passed its 1000th post. Never one to be on trend, I signed up two years ago and thought now was a good time to share a few things I've learned along the way. Instagram is easy to use. Use the private account option if you must, … Continue reading Instagram | How to Make The Most of Your Feed
A twenty minute bus ride away from my part of West London is Richmond-upon-Thames. Even though it has an Underground station and people claim it is in Southwest London, technically it is in the county of Surrey. Local residents claim Richmond is a London village, but I'm not sure I agree. It has the Thames, it has a main … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames
I've never purchased anything from Anthropolgie, but whenever I pass one of their stores, I always pop in and sneakily snap a few images. The window dressers (a job I've always fancied having a go at) and whoever designs the internal layout have a good eye for detail.I didn't see anyone actually making a purchase during my … Continue reading Anthropolgie |A Visual Delight
The Postie saved the best for last this week. After five days where he either didn't call at all, or merely left envelopes with windows in, he redeemed himself on Saturday by delivering a gorgeous Thank You card from The Brainy Boy and The Colombian.Saturday saw us travel all the way down to Greenwich and the Cable … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
Having just signed up for a weekend residential crop next June (with my best pal; an added bonus), it's time to share a few layouts created over the last week or so. ~ This one just needs a spot of journaling ~ With half-term beginning later today, there'll be almost no time next week to play with … Continue reading ScrapAGoGo
I walked past this bench the other day and barely glanced at it. But in that split second, the text resonated with me so much that I stopped in my tracks, backed up a few paces and stood looking at it for what seemed an age.Over the years, I'd had conversations with my parents about whether 'ordinary' … Continue reading What Caught My Eye #13
I own a Kindle by default. I don't love it particularly, but nor do I hate it. It is what it is. My Kindle began life as a Christmas gift for my lovely Father-in-Law and, when he passed away in 2012, it then found a new home with Mum. When she died early last year, it ended up with … Continue reading Kindle | Love It? Hate It?