As you may recall, I announced in January that we were dog ready. Ready to have a dog as part of the family again. We applied to Guide Dogs for the Blind for the opportunity to rehome a dog who had been withdrawn from training. Six months later, and we've been unsuccessful in our attempt. … Continue reading The Pitter Patter of Paws
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum
Carlyle’s House in Chelsea is a hidden Chelsea gem. This National Trust property on Cheyne Row looks like a regular house from the outside, but is full of acclaimed Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle’s furniture and possessions on the inside. In fact, the house is rare in that it has so much original furniture in it; … Continue reading Carlyle’s House, Chelsea
The Boy Child is recording his Summer in Project Life format and this is the third summer he has done so. This is the only project I insist he does, because if he didn't, he wouldn't voluntarily pick up a pen or pencil for six long weeks.He moans like a moaning thing on occasion, but … Continue reading The Boy Child’s Summer Scrapbook
There are hundreds of different colours to choose from, but I still pick the same one … OPI's Chick Flick Cherry.
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 2016: I wrote about it being six months. In 2013: I wrote about right now. In 2010: I posted a recipe. … Continue reading On This Day
Throughout August, many of London's West End theatres offer free tickets to children. We took advantage of this offer and secured tickets to see Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, the world's longest running show. The Boy Child has been to the theatre many times and we felt he was now old enough to enjoy a straight play.He … Continue reading The Mousetrap
A little over 10 miles from Duxford, you'll find the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. Once America entered the Second World War in December 1941, air, ground and naval forces began streaming into the United Kingdom. The US commitment to freedom and democracy brought more than 3 million Americans to our shores during the Second … Continue reading Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Our first outing of the Summer holidays was a return to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, where we found much better weather than last year.I actively didn't take that many photos, just enough for a scrapbook page and I enjoyed not looking at things through a viewfinder.As I said last year, the museum has … Continue reading A Return to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford