Him: "Mum, what's your superhero name?" Me: "Erm … Mum?" Later ... Him:" Mum, you'll make a great superhero one day."
I was given a gift subscription to a flower delivery service as a birthday present. At the beginning of each new month, I receive a box of flowers via Royal Mail. Mine come from a company called Bloom and Wild and I've been so impressed by them, I've used them myself to send a floral gift. … Continue reading A Year Long Gift
As you may recall, I announced in January that we were dog ready. Ready to have a dog as part of the family again. We applied to Guide Dogs for the Blind for the opportunity to rehome a dog who had been withdrawn from training. Six months later, and we've been unsuccessful in our attempt. … Continue reading The Pitter Patter of Paws
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum
Carlyle’s House in Chelsea is a hidden Chelsea gem. This National Trust property on Cheyne Row looks like a regular house from the outside, but is full of acclaimed Victorian writer Thomas Carlyle’s furniture and possessions on the inside. In fact, the house is rare in that it has so much original furniture in it; … Continue reading Carlyle’s House, Chelsea
The Boy Child is recording his Summer in Project Life format and this is the third summer he has done so. This is the only project I insist he does, because if he didn't, he wouldn't voluntarily pick up a pen or pencil for six long weeks.He moans like a moaning thing on occasion, but … Continue reading The Boy Child’s Summer Scrapbook
There are hundreds of different colours to choose from, but I still pick the same one … OPI's Chick Flick Cherry.
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2016: I wrote about it being six months. In 2013: I wrote about right now. In 2010: I posted a recipe. … Continue reading On This Day
Throughout August, many of London's West End theatres offer free tickets to children. We took advantage of this offer and secured tickets to see Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, the world's longest running show. The Boy Child has been to the theatre many times and we felt he was now old enough to enjoy a straight play.He … Continue reading The Mousetrap