Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

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.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 11: The events of twenty years ago still make me extremely emotional. Day 12: The return to the cinema … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

Cream Cheese and Chicken Orzo With Tomatoes

Ingredients: 250g orzo pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 chicken breasts cut into small chunks 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced 3 tomatoes, diced 1 tub of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia Light) 3/4 cup of reserved pasta water 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan … Continue reading Cream Cheese and Chicken Orzo With Tomatoes

Recording Our Northern Road Trip

I've lost my way a little with my scrapbooking recently, storage space for new albums is almost non-existent and I'm about done with taking a large bag of stash with me when we travel. But that doesn't mean I wasn't up to the job of recording our recent road trip to South Lakeland. Enter the … Continue reading Recording Our Northern Road Trip

Me on Monday

It was a quiet week, one where we were happy to stay mostly close to home. We took friends to our favourite garden centre for brunch We went out with Tilly twice a dayI requested a timeslot for the first parents/teacher meeting of the new school year. It will be over ZoomWe spent the morning … Continue reading Me on Monday

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.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: I've put the heavier weight duvets back on the beds too soon. Day 7: The chance to spend … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

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.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: A new recipe always takes much longer to prepare and serve than anticipated. Day 2: The Boy will … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

There's always something to see in town Slow Summer outings were defined like this: Choose a quirky/unusual destination in townGo and look at itTake photosGo for coffee and cakeGo home And that's exactly what we did. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I did, however, make great use of this book. Where possible, we … Continue reading Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID