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 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 …
Although Kew Gardens is South of the River Thames, just, it's not far from us here in West London. Far enough, though, to be forgotten about for months at a time. Which is silly, because at this time of year, on a sunny day, it's stunning and we're incredibly fortunate to have a UNESCO World Heritage site … Continue reading Kew Gardens
"Well, actually, the road trip was quite good."
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?
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 …
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
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
The Postie saved the best for last week this week. After five days where he either didn't call at all, or merely left envelopes with windows in, he redeemed himself on Saturday by delivering a gorgeous Thank You card from The Brainy Boy and The Colombian.Saturday saw us travel all the way down to Greenwich and … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
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