You may have seen last week that we recently took The Boy Child to see the masterpiece that is Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The … Continue reading Blood Brothers
This month, I've been using my crafting time to fill in any blanks in our 2018 album and in The Boy Child's album. There was a title page for the second 2018 album (we average 2 albums per year plus one for that year's travels. I'm not joking when I say that we are running … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #14
A few miles down the road from Stowe is Claydon House. It belonged to the Verney family for around 300 years (the current descendants still have a flat within the house) and passed to the National Trust in 1956.The exterior of the house hides a lavish interior filled with oddities, stunning carvings and Verney family … Continue reading Claydon House and Gardens
From 29 October to 11 November, artist Mark Humphrey set up the Remembrance Art Trail in Canary Wharf to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.Eleven pieces of art were on display around London's financial district, creating an extended trail around the beautiful open spaces of Canary Wharf. Viewed as a … Continue reading Remembrance Art Trail
Sunday, 11th November 2018 marked the Centenary of the ending of the First World War. We attended the service at our local war memorial and The Boy Child wore my old RAF beret.We planted two crosses of remembrance this year - one for Flying Officer Roy Stewart Wilson and one for my four of my … Continue reading Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow
We introduced The Boy Child to the marvellous masterpiece that is Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. "Tell me it's not true ..."
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 2014 I was Zooming In, Zooming Out. In 2010 I was making Gruffalo Crumble. In 2009 I was talking about crochet flowers.
Stowe is home to an astonishing 250 acres of gardens and 750 acres of parkland. That's what you call gardening on the grandest scale. The mansion is now home to Stowe School which, thanks to the Stowe House Preservation Trust, is still open to the public. The last family to reside in the house had extravagant tastes … Continue reading Stowe Parkland and Gardens
In late October, The Brainy One was working in Holland and we agreed that The Boy Child and I would fly out to meet him in Amsterdam the weekend half-term began. I prebooked tickets for two of the most popular museums - the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.Both museums are worth a few hours … Continue reading Amsterdam | Museums
In late October, The Brainy One was working in Holland and we agreed that The Boy Child and I would fly out to meet him in Amsterdam the weekend half-term began. One of the museums I prebooked was Anne Frank Huis. I remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank as a teenager, and when I was … Continue reading Amsterdam | Anne Frank Huis