In late October, The Best Friend and I headed off for a weekend at GoGo Getaway and we returned to the same hotel we'd stayed in last June. We're marking 30 years of friendship this month and a weekend away together spent scrapbooking seemed like the perfect anniversary present. The hotel is currently in the … Continue reading GoGo Getaway Weekend
The Brainy One and I recently had the good fortune to be part of a private tour of the Tower of London, which ended with viewing the historic Ceremony of the Keys. Source Footsteps echo in the darkness. The sentry cries out, "Halt, who comes there?" The Yeoman Warder replies, "The keys." "Whose keys?" "Queen Elizabeth's … Continue reading Ceremony of the Keys | Tower of London
I used to have walls of inspiration; these days, I have the side of a filing cabinet. On it you'll find photos, postcards, four years of One Little Word and quotations from fictional characters. The filing cabinet sits to the right of my desk, which means the montage is only visible if you are actually … Continue reading Where Do You Look For Inspiration?
The gang of eight. Me, my best friend of 30 years standing and six friends I didn't know I had.
"My life is good."
The ideal student Red Cross parcel One of the younger members of the family has just started university. He's made the break from home and is spending his first year in Halls. In order to help him settle and increase his chances of making friends outside of his course mates, I sent him a Red … Continue reading Red Cross Parcels
Outside the Irish Embassy, August 2018 Like many people who grew up in England's North West, I have Irish ancestry on both branches of my family tree. North and South of the border. Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland. Migration to England in both the 19th and the 20th Centuries. It's something that I've been … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish
Was October a good month? Let's see what the numbers say: 4 nights in Bayeux. We celebrated 14 years of marriage. 7 bunches of flowers were given as gifts by me. Some marked an occasion, some were just because. A round-trip of 666 miles driven from West London to Bayeux, Normandy. 19,759 steps walked by … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2019
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 I can finish my latest round of decluttering without … Continue reading TGIF #11