Its been almost 25 years since my first (and last) visit to an IKEA store. I didn't put a piece of IKEA furniture together until February 2017. 🙂 I've been on the hunt for new light shades for our hall, stairwell and landing and kept seeing this one popping up on the home décor accounts … Continue reading Visiting IKEA in Person
Twenty twenty was the Year of No and this year, many of us are still not that comfortable with the thought of venturing too far outside our domestic bubbles. This summer I’m hoping to go beyond simply saying “let's not” or "maybe" and look for ways to venture out that can make the regular weeks … Continue reading Not Every Adventure Has To Be Big
A week where the sun came out, temperatures rose and the nights were hot and sticky. After a wait of almost 7 months, our new picture windows were replaced. The Brainy One, Tilly and I were caught in a thunderstorm - we were beyond wet.The Boy went camping. :)I was finally able to order the … Continue reading Me on Monday
Photo credit: The Boy Grateful to the teachers who made camping overnight in the school grounds a reality for The Boy and his classmates.
Boris Johnson has confirmed that all restrictions in England will be lifted on July 19th. I then watched the BBC News earlier this week where he said, "This pandemic is not over. We cannot go back to normal life." So why is he lifting all restrictions in England? The daily number of infections is rising … Continue reading The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions
In our house the rule is, whenever stuck for ideas for supper, go Italian. 🙂 Ingredients: 400g cheese tortellini 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 chicken breasts, sliced into thin, bite size pieces 1/2 jar of pesto (depending on preference, you can add more or less) Halved cherry tomatoes, as many as you like (I cooked … Continue reading Chicken Pesto Tortellini
A global audience watched the Euros. A global audience watched England lose a penalty shoot-out in the final against Italy on Sunday evening. Yesterday, a global audience heard or read on social media about the hideous racist comments posted online targeting the three young men who missed their penalties for England. Three Lions Three young … Continue reading Not My Tribe
One way or another, it was an emotional week: I visited the orthodontist after breaking my retainer for the second time. :(The Boy and I had what was hopefully the final appointment about his toe. :)The Brainy One and I met up with my SiL for lunch.I bought more bedding plants for our front garden.I … Continue reading Me on Monday
In the capturing of moments like these, I'm aware of how much Dad would have loved spending time with him.
The final of Euro 2020 is on Sunday evening (BST) (I'm talking about football (soccer to my North American friends)) where Italy will play England at London's Wembley stadium. Delayed from last year, the England team's performance during the competition has brought a smile to the faces of the majority of the nation. Of course, … Continue reading The Inclusivity of Football