For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2022

Thank You For Listening | Julia Whelan | Kindle | Two audiobook narrators find love in this meta take on contemporary publishing. Romance enthusiasts always roll their eyes when critical readers mock the “predictability” of the genre. In her long-anticipated second novel, top-tier narrator Whelan (Educated, The Great Alone, and 2022’s Book Lovers) takes us deep into the … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2022

Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Blue Plaques

6 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair Having arrived at Bond Street on the Elizabeth Line, we needed something to do and settled on seeing how many blue plaques we could find in an hour in Mayfair's surrounding streets. 76 Brook Street, Mayfair 48, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair 39 Brook Street, Mayfair 10 Bruton Street, Mayfair 11 Bolton Street, … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Blue Plaques

London’s Little Venice in Autumn

The Boy suggested taking Tilly to Little Venice. I correctly translated this as him wanting to go on the Elizabeth Line again. He knows that Little Venice is my favourite place in London and that Autumn is the season that suits Little Venice best. He also knows that the Elizabeth Line is the quickest way … Continue reading London’s Little Venice in Autumn

Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Permanent Public Art Installations

London's Mayfair has a number of permanent art installations that can be viewed all year round. You just need to know where to look. 🙂 Falling Shopper by Banksy The above piece can be found on Bruton Lane, positioned high on the side of a building. Reaching for the trolley containing some recognisable items such … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Permanent Public Art Installations

Me on Monday | 24 October

It was a quiet week of working from home and planning a few things for half-term. I booked tickets for Jersey Boys in the West End - it's more than ten years since I saw it in New York City The hotel hosting next month's crafting weekend has cancelled the booking. This is the second … Continue reading Me on Monday | 24 October

Right Now | Around Here

Late afternoon sky Constantly comparing prices for grocery shopping and utilities – the rise in the cost of living and inflation is worrying Wondering how long the current government can remain in office, given the farce that is currently playing out Watching Chicago Med on Netflix and waiting for the new series of The Crown … Continue reading Right Now | Around Here

Scrapbooking in 2022 | Reusing a Design and Making It Work

Regular readers will know that I love a grid pattern/design in scrapbooking and the design I used for September's album and One Little Word has now been used a few more times in different albums. Two spreads are now in our under-revamp 2007 album: The Boy's Christening and one with his cousin. The final spread … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | Reusing a Design and Making It Work