In a podcast by Stacy Julian, possibly the one with Ali Edwards, she talked about writing a list of her favourite 50 something words. The number was significant because it matched the age she had just reached. I thought that was such a great idea. I began my list on the 20th September last year … Continue reading Favourite Words
As we get to grips with 2020, a new decade and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: First time I've added an additional 6x12 spread 13 more Christmas cards written and 54 Christmas cards were posted. I took Tilly out 52 times. I wrote 3 more letters as … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2019
I'm taking the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and love-filled festive season. I'm also taking the opportunity to thank you for reading and commenting this year - I never, ever take your support for granted. Happy, merry everything! The next scheduled post will appear on the 27th December.
As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look back and see how November's numbers looked: My biggest daily step count for the month was a whopping 24,698. I swam 360 lengths of the pool at the gym. I donated 8 bags of clothes and books to the charity shop. I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2019
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. Trusting: that I can keep on top of our Christmas preparations. … Continue reading TGIF #12
I used to have walls of inspiration; these days, I have the side of a filing cabinet. On it you'll find photos, postcards, four years of One Little Word and quotations from fictional characters. The filing cabinet sits to the right of my desk, which means the montage is only visible if you are actually … Continue reading Where Do You Look For Inspiration?
Was October a good month? Let's see what the numbers say: 4 nights in Bayeux. We celebrated 14 years of marriage. 7 bunches of flowers were given as gifts by me. Some marked an occasion, some were just because. A round-trip of 666 miles driven from West London to Bayeux, Normandy. 19,759 steps walked by … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2019
"The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone." Mary Quant If you read Friday's post, you'll know that Sian and I saw the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently. Mary Quant was a trendsetter in more ways than I'd realised. As we moved from display case … Continue reading Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Imagine my delight when my phone pinged one Sunday evening and I saw that I had received a text from the fabulous Sian of much missed From High in the Sky blog. She was going to be in London and did I want to meet ... what?! There was no way I wasn't going to … Continue reading Catching Up With Sian
I read this fun post recently on the Cup of Jo blog and was prompted to read through the 100s of comments before leaving my own. I think that being embarrassed by your parents, or any adult, is something of a rite of passage. And one that we then do to our own children. Source … Continue reading Embarrassing Your Offspring