Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #3

I'm posting a few days early for the third link-up of this year’s Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt, is hosted by Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. Her link will go live on Monday, 31 August, but as that is a UK Bank Holiday, I'll be taking the day off. 🙂 I have another 7 items ticked off. 2) Something … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #3

Four Fun Things

London has enjoyed incredible weather over the last few weeks, which has more than made up for the lack of overseas travel. The availability of an online grocery shopping slot appears to be back to pre-Covid times. Series 1 of Virgin River on Netflix is a sweet and easy watch (recommended by the lovely Melissa). … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #2

Today is the second link-up of this year’s Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt and is hosted by Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. I have another 5 items ticked off. 6) Something in the shape of a triangle - take-away pizza: 8) A leaf longer than your hand: 14) Something with wheels - an abandoned rental bike in our local park. … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #2

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

Month in Numbers | June 2020

Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 | Link-up #1

Today is the first link-up of this year's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt and is hosted by Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. I haven't found many of the items so far, but I have enough to share with you. 3) Something with the colours of your country's flag - Union flag bunting hanging across the curtain … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 | Link-up #1

The Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 Is On

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards has released this year's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt and it's definitely virus-friendly. 🙂 You can find the list here. There's only one hard and fast rule: every image you find must have been taken between 1 June and 30 September. The hunt is lots of fun - the first … Continue reading The Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 Is On

Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

How are you remaining connected to your loved ones and friends during Lockdown? We have both a myriad of WhatsApp groups and regular Face Time chats with ours. But what I've enjoyed most of all is sending postcards. I was a prolific postcard sender, right up until Mum died and then I stopped. If I … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies