Nowhere to Lay One's Head by Francoise Frenkel: "In 1921, Françoise Frenkel a Jewish woman from Poland opens Berlin's very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer's day in 1939 Berlin's Jewish shops and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2019
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. Sparkling in History, July 1981 Without a doubt, History was my favourite subject. … Continue reading What Was Your Favourite Subject at School?
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. The mark that put me at the bottom of the class for Chemistry … Continue reading What Was Your Least Favourite Subject at School?
Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey is near Dorking in Surrey and around an hour's drive from West London. It was the weekend party house of Margaret 'Maggie' Greville, a popular and powerful socialite in the early 1900s. Margaret Greville's desk Mrs Greville bequeathed the estate to the National Trust after initially having planned to leave it … Continue reading Polesden Lacey
"I wish we'd got an ugly one." This was The Boy Child's remark after we'd been stopped again and again by strangers who wanted to make a fuss of Tilly.
I've used my crafting time this past week to fill in a few gaps in The Boy Child's album. I added a double spread of 11 photos from last Summer. We had a wonderful six weeks, and I couldn't help but marvel at how different The Boy Child's Summer holidays are from the ones I … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #4
Inspired by both sorting through old family photos to use in The History Project and this post from my lovely friend Deb, I thought I'd share a few snaps of me in my youth ... The mid '70s: I have no recollection of this dress at all (thank goodness!). It would seem that my collection … Continue reading Fashion Faux Pas
That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
Having told you recently that I planned to complete The History Project during the upcoming 100 Day Project, I've actually gone ahead and begun working on it again. Waiting for laundry presents a perfect opportunity It's been a lot of fun to spend time thinking about the first twenty years of my life. I've been … Continue reading The History Project | The Restart
Pitzhanger Manor Pitzhanger Manor is in West London and recently reopened to the public after a three-year restoration. The budget for the project was a staggering £12M. Pitshanger Manor and Gallery From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat. He … Continue reading Pitzhanger Manor