Scrapbooking in 2021 | Australia

In late 2005, The Brainy One and I left London for a 6-weeks-long round-the world delayed honeymoon. It was on this trip that I was introduced to scrapbooking (by K in Australia) and our subsequent scrapbook was my very first attempt at pairing photos with paper and journaling. Thank you, Creative Memories. Looking back sixteen years later … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Australia

Scrapbooking in 2021 | Singapore

In late 2005, The Brainy One and I left London for a 6-weeks-long round-the world delayed honeymoon. It was on this trip that I was introduced to scrapbooking (by K in Australia) and our subsequent scrapbook was my very first attempt at pairing photos with paper and journaling. Thank you, Creative Memories. Looking back sixteen … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Singapore

Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

A friend and I recently treated ourselves to a fashion-themed Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. If I'm honest, the dessert part of the Tea was more than a little disappointing - in flavours, rather than in presentation. The savoury element was absolutely delicious - finger sandwiches and duck profiteroles. The salad-looking … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

Home Décor Refresh

Buoyed up by the success of adding colour to our loft office/bedroom, I carried the 'let's be bold' theme down to the front door, with a detour via the living room and downstairs loo. The yellow is Valspar's 'Bonjour'. The pale orange in the downstairs loo is 'Sunset Bellini'. Right outside the loft door is … Continue reading Home Décor Refresh

Me on Monday

We had more lovely Autumnal weather and did our best to be outside in it. Little Venice I smile every time I come through the front door and see our freshly decorated walls :)A friend and I treated ourselves to Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge (you might have seen a few images … Continue reading Me on Monday

Month in Numbers | September 2021

Did September turn out to be sensational? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 10 separate visits with friends and family 7 pieces of Happy Mail written and posted 5 bags of clothes and books donated to charity 3 haircuts, including the all-important back-to-school one 48 walks with Tilly 30,119 steps walked by me … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2021

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle ran her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 26: Seeing The Boy interacting with his younger cousins is something that I will never again take for granted. … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle ran her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 21: The first day of Autumn was perfect for meandering around Chelsea. Day 22: Moving scrapbooks around is heavy … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

The Chelsea Flower Show took place in late September, having been cancelled last year and delayed from May this year. And as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. Want to see? The Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street - this was my overall favourite: Tiffany, Sloane Street - I loved … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

Me on Monday

It was another full week. The decorator was here for two daysWe changed out the pendant light fittings in our living roomI put the living room back together, swapping furniture between rooms as I wentThe Brainy One's cousins stopped by en route to a few days in townThe Brainy One celebrated a significant birthdayWe had … Continue reading Me on Monday