Me: "Hey, The Boy, I need a blog post. Can you say something funny?" Him: "No."
Tucked away on a small shelf in the corner of my office you'll find a Creative Memories 12x12 album about when I worked at the Royal Ballet School in South West London. And like many of my early scrapbooking attempts, it really isn't very good. 🙂 No date, no journalingRandom placement of photos, no context … Continue reading From 12×12 Scrapbook to A5 Journal
This year's temporary installation is now in place (delayed from 2020) in London's Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery. Built of white concrete and black cork, the structure resembles an art deco Doric temple, if such a thing could exist and is probably the largest work in the Summer Pavilion series since the project began … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021
It was a week of glorious weather and wearing shorts every day. 🙂 I went on an overground train to Paddington twice in four days.I had an outpatients appointment in a Central London hospital - a proper face-to-face consultation. It was organised and efficient and I felt perfectly safe.The Boy had yet another appointment about … Continue reading Me on Monday
On a wet afternoon during the recent half term, The Boy and I headed into Marylebone and The Sherlock Holmes Museum. The two of us made up half of the total numbers of visitors. 🙂 Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street from about 1881-1904. Apartment 221b was on the first floor … Continue reading The Sherlock Holmes Museum
On the day that eating indoors in restaurants and cafés was allowed again, a friend and I had Afternoon Tea. 🙂 I included a print out of my Mass Observation Diary (which happened before Afternoon Tea, but no matter). Dominic Cummings appeared before a parliamentary committee and let rip - it was fascinating to watch … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16
It might have been the most expensive ice cream ever, but it was also the most delicious ice cream ever.
It's not every day that you happen across a herd of elephants in West London's Chelsea. 🙂 The elephants are part of the CoExistance herd and are made from a natural plant material called Lantana Camara, an invasive species that can damage ecosystems and is toxic to grazing animals. Close up, they are absolutely stunning. … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Elephant Spotting in Chelsea
The 2021 Summer Reading List has been released on Modern Mrs Darcy; sign up to the free newsletter to receive the list straight to your Inbox. Thoughts on wearing a striped wedding dress? There were elephants in Chelsea. 🙂 I received a copy of this book for my birthday.