Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2017

October saw me devour a few excellent novels! Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson:  "For one boy, fitting in means standing out."  I loved, loved, loved this story.  Frank is the 10-year-old son of a one-hit-wonder author (think Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird).  The story revolves around Frank, Mimi, his mother, as she … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2017

Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

A twenty minute bus ride away from my part of West London is Richmond-upon-Thames.  Even though it has an Underground station and people claim it is in Southwest London, technically it is in the county of Surrey.   Local residents claim Richmond is a London village, but I'm not sure I agree.  It has the Thames, it has a main … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

ScrapAGoGo

Having just signed up for a weekend residential crop next June (with my best pal; an added bonus), it's time to share a few layouts created over the last week or so. ~ This one just needs a spot of journaling ~ With half-term beginning later today, there'll be almost no time next week to play with … Continue reading ScrapAGoGo