For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2017

My reading throughout November was something of a mixed bag.Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford: According to the author's website, this story set "against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration ... is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale".  Although the back story of the … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2017

That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

Back in June 2013, I mentioned that we had a new arrival in the family and that the said new arrival was extremely poorly.  Some four and a half years later, that wee baby is a living miracle, and she was here in London last week with her Granny (my cousin) for a dinner.They were in … Continue reading That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

Scrapbooking | What I’ve Been Working On

As someone who scrapbooks pretty much every day and regularly shares what I've created on my Instagram feed, I haven't shared a lot here of late.  With December arriving on Friday and the advent (intended pun, ahem) of December Daily, here's a look at a few of the recently completed pages now gracing assorted albums around … Continue reading Scrapbooking | What I’ve Been Working On

This Weekend I …

The early hours of Saturday morning brought the first frost to our part of West London but, as we woke to blue sky and sunshine, we didn't allow the cold to deter us.  Our destination was the beautiful setting of Waddesdon Manor, the former home of the Rothschild family.  It passed to the National Trust  in … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Weekday Walks | Belgravia

The district of Belgravia lies mostly to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, and is bounded by Knightsbridge (the road) to the north, Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west.  Most of the land belongs to the Grosvenor Estate, the property company of the … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Belgravia

The Power of a Musical Memory

Last Friday, the BBC launched its annual fundraising initiative for Children in Need.  Throughout the day, BBC Radio2 played musical selections chosen by charities CiN had supported over the last year.There I was, pottering around the kitchen, wrapping up the ironing before the weekend and enjoying the late morning sunshine streaming through the window.  There I … Continue reading The Power of a Musical Memory

Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …