Me: "Are you okay, The Boy Child?" Him: "I've never felt more alive!"
We made it ... During the May half-term, we travelled to the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands for a few days. Unlike our visit to Channel Islands last year, the weather was not willing to play ball, and we were diverted to Jersey for the night because of fog. We eventually arrived on … Continue reading Guernsey
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown's new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It's Friday, but in Brené's world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Chihuly at Kew Gardens Trusting: that The Boy … Continue reading TGIF | With A Difference
Cobb salad With the arrival of better weather, I'm encouraging salad to make a consistent appearance on our evening dinner plates. But what to do when The Boy Child only really likes the tomato and cucumber branches of the salad family tree (although he does eat a lot of them on a regular basis)? Salads … Continue reading Inspiration for Spring and Summer Salads Needed
He's off again. This time to the Isle of Wight for three nights. He is going to have a blast!
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock & roll but people kept recommending it. I definitely had a hard time remembering that it was fiction, because I kept wanting to look up the band online to listen to their music and see their faces … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2019
Sean Connery ... the best 007? "I can sum up James Bond in a few sentences. Goes on a mission. Meets an extremely attractive girl or two. Defeats an arch enemy. Kisses girl who survived. Credits roll.
Wembley's famous arch On a sunny afternoon just before the Easter weekend, The Boy Child and I hopped on a bus heading up to the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, to go on the tour. (Long-time readers may well recall that we first visited for the Ladies FA Cup in May 2017.) In England's … Continue reading Tour of Wembley Stadium
When he was small, I picked which films we saw at the cinema. The very first one? The Smurfs. We had a lot of fun watching the likes of Epic, The Lorax and Arthur Christmas (no, we actually left mid-way through that one because he couldn't be quiet). Finding Dory, August 2016 As he got … Continue reading Cinematic Choice
The Boy Child has begun travel training; a supported transition to enable him to travel to and from school by himself. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't anxious. Travel training begins - the trainer is just out of sight around the corner The Boy Child has a comprehensive timetable of how his … Continue reading Travel Training Begins