What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: When paying for something remotely, it helps to include an expiry date. Day 7: Photographs of a … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: Filling in a passport application always takes far longer than anticipated. Day 2: The Summer holidays turned … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5
Having seen Come From Away recently, I've been thinking a lot about that day. It's one of those days that no-one who experienced it in real life or through the power of broadcast media will ever forget. It was a day that began as any other - the commute to work, 14 miles from my … Continue reading On This Day | Where Were You?
Towards the end of the Summer holidays, The Boy Child and I went into the West End to see Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. Come From Away is the story of what happened in a small town, Gander, in Newfoundland, Canada on Tuesday, 11th September 2001, when 38 international … Continue reading Come From Away
The family British, Colombian, French. We're sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, sons, cousins, aunties, uncles, nephews and granny. Above all, we're a family.
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that my new passport won't take too long to arrive. … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #7
In 2012, our nephew, The Brainy Boy, married The Colombian and if you're a long time reader, you might recall that the wedding was in two parts: the civil wedding was held in the UK, with the church wedding held in Cartagena, Colombia. The Colombian is one of five siblings. They are an extremely close … Continue reading Luxembourg Wedding
I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays ... here's how we got on with them: Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or … Continue reading Summer Check List | How We Did
We are fortunate to live in a particularly green bit of suburban West London. We have 27 acres of Common at the end of our road and are in easy walking distance of three great parks. Here's a few green facts and figures you may not know about our capital city: Did you know that … Continue reading Green London