For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2021

Evidence of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Kindle): I thought I'd read everything by Taylor Jenkins Reid ... until I can across a reference to this novella on a book blog. In this epistolary novel, two strangers strike up a correspondence about the tie that binds them together: their respective spouses, who are having … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2021

Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Loughrigg - seen from Grasmere Loughrigg Fell might not be the biggest peak in the Lake District but standing by the summit trig point you would hardy guess this. The reason it packs such a punch for its size is down to its prominent and isolated position. It sits right at the junction of five … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Northern Road Trip | Ulverston

In what's become a summer tradition, we recently spent a long weekend in the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. The Cross, Market Street, Ulverston The beauty of Ulverston is that it never changes. Well, it does change, but not much from year to year ... and I say this as someone who has been going … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Ulverston

Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms

The Churchill Arms, Kensington Church Street The Churchill Arms, in London's Kensington, is a traditional pub marked in summer by its beautiful award-winning floral displays. Fun Facts: The pub claims to be the first in Britain to serve Thai food (when the landlord back in 1985 teamed up with a Thai cook.)I've never set foot … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms

Van Gogh Alive | Kensington Gardens

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. It's a pretty impressive set up. It's also hugely popular. What it's not, however, is an ideal set up for visitors with autism. The Boy was overwhelmed within 10 minutes and I spent … Continue reading Van Gogh Alive | Kensington Gardens

Slow Summer | London’s Last Sewer Gas Lamp

Sometimes I choose a Slow Summer outing as simply a way of making The Boy leave the house for a few hours. Hunting for London's last remaining sewer gas lamp was one such occasion ... The Webb Patent Sewer Lamp was invented in the 19th Century as a way of drawing off smells from underground … Continue reading Slow Summer | London’s Last Sewer Gas Lamp