The Friday before half-term was Sports Day and the weather was kind. The Boy Child competed in the shotput and the 800 metres. He may not have picked up any medals, but he took part and managed to throw the shot further than previous years. We call that a win.
Me: "You're gorgeous!" Him: "Yeah, I just farted."
We were back at the Royal Albert Hall over the weekend for Space Spectacular and it was, ahem, spectacular! The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performed a program of space-related music, ranging from excerpts from Holst's Planet Suite to the theme tune to Thunderbirds. Throw in a laser light show and indoor fireworks, and you can … Continue reading A Return to the Royal Albert Hall
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care
Our Easter trip to Washington, DC was recorded, obviously, in a Traveler's Notebook. Travelling with both The Brainy One and The Boy Child meant that I didn't have as much time during the trip to keep the journal up to date. It came home full of pencil markings indicating where photos would go and with … Continue reading Washington, DC | The Travel Journal
"I could eat my body weight in prawn crackers! Would that be a good idea, do you think? Probably not!"
Blimey, that first quarter of 2018 has whizzed by! Let's see if April lived up to its promise of awesomeness: We were fortunate to spend 5 nights in Washington, DC. I sent a total of 2 postcards (What?! I'm suffering from postcard writing fatigue, obviously) and took 341 photos in the process. A highest Daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2018
So it seems all I had to do was wait for him to want to do it. What am I talking about? Scrapbooking, obviously ... When we returned from Washington DC, I casually asked him if he'd like to make a Project Life-style journal. And he said yes.We kept it extremely simple. Project Life journaling … Continue reading He’s A Crafty One
I was late reading any novels this month. The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins: I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it. Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018
Washington, DC is awash with world-class museums and the majority of them are free to enter. The Smithsonian runs a large proportion of them and their buildings occupy large blocks on either side of the National Mall, so they are easy to find. Air and Space Museum: This Museum is part of the Smithsonian setup … Continue reading Washington, DC | Museums