May was extremely light when it came to reading matter: The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly: "... Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great-grandmother Josephine March. As she delves deeper into the lives and secrets of the March sisters, she finds solace and guidance, but can the words of her … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2018
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2015, The Boy Child and I were dining out. In 2012, I was taking an online class and I was talking … Continue reading One This Day
When I began wearing braces in March 2017, the end goal was always to have them removed before the end of May this year.That goal was achieved last Monday, a mere 14 months and one day after they were fitted. During those 14 months, the same two questions were asked of me: Were they worth … Continue reading The (Nowhere Near) Million Dollar Smile
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 that … 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