He let me gel his hair and he remembered to smile; he nailed it. The first school photo since 2019.
It was a week of incredibly hot days and a negative test. I had a few days of terrible backache - "How's old Bert's lumbago?"I planted out four lavender bushesI binged watched The Lincoln Lawyer and began series 2 of Sweet Magnolias, both on NetflixI finally brought the garden umbrella out of storage I sat … Continue reading Me on Monday | 20 June
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin | Kindle | This is an uplifting, feel-good novel which whisks the reader through a whole range of emotions before building to a climax that ties things off just perfectly. I knew I was going to like it a few pages in when AJ, the irascible … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2022
The Boy is never going to be able to cope with vast crowds when it comes to marking a national celebratory event on the streets of Central London. He does, however, like to see his home city dressed for an occasion. As do I. The Mall, looking towards Admiralty Arch The Mall Lower Regent Street … Continue reading Central London | Dressed for the Jubilee
It was a week of everyday life mixed with extremely distressing news. The gas boiler was servicedA 21-year-old woman was murdered just 10 minutes away from our houseWe dog sat for my sister-in-loveThe Brainy Boy and The Colombian celebrated 10 years of marriage :)I continued working on the Jersey journalThe surveyor came to confirm our … Continue reading Me on Monday | 23 May
There was only one contender this month and that was when I took The Boy to brunch in a Victorian former public convenience. I used the same sketch as April but rotated it a quarter turn. I found the perfect teacup embellies in my stash; they're by Paige Evans for American Crafts. For the journaling, … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – April
It was a week of yet more admin and meetings over MS Teams. It was a week with snow flurries and cold temperatures. I had my hair cutThe free design consultation took place and looks promising (more on that soonish)I worked on some family history, trying to find a reason and/or a connection as to … Continue reading Me on Monday | 4 April
Enjoying daily temperatures of around 20C here in West London, but colder weather is forecast for next weekDitching my winter boots and jeans for cropped trousers and fashion trainersWatching our flowering bulbs come to life - we have daffodils, crocus, fritillaries, pansies and tulipsWorrying about the number of attempted car thefts in our neighbourhoodPlanning our … Continue reading Right Now …
One of the best times of my week is being invited out for morning coffee and cake by The Boy.
Ingredients: 100ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin 275g self-raising flour 200g golden caster sugar 170ml cold water 1 tsp baking powder 1 lemon, zested, 1/2 juiced For the icing: 1/2 lemon, juiced 150g icing sugar Method: Heat the oven to 200C/180Fan/gas mark 6Oil a 1lb loaf tin and line it with baking parchmentMix … Continue reading The Boy’s Vegan Lemon Cake