Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

The grimness continued with a astonishing threat from the EU. I don't usually swear when scrapbooking but, really ...? It's paired with grief at the loss of a wonderful man. I included Captain Sir Tom's obituary and a photo of Number 10 with the Union flags at half-mast. 😦 I also included a cartoon and … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

We're into February and life is still fairly grim. 😦 Schools across England didn't reopen after the Christmas holidays (although some did actually reopen for just one day) ... which meant that home-schooling was back on the agenda. The Boy Child's birthday present from us this year was a laptop and we gave it to … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 8

The UK reached a new low in the fight against Covid-19 when the government announced an official death rate of over 50,000. The UK prime minister announced that he would be self-isolating for two weeks after hosting a face-to-face breakfast meeting where a Conservative MP later tested positive. In good news, Moderna announced a 95% … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 8

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 37 and 38

Week 37: Everything this week was centered around The Boy Child returning to school ... 🙂 Two other highlights were another haircut (which I'm never taking for granted ever again) and a visit to Sywell for a day hanging out with The Brother. Week 38: I picked up the latest offering from J K Rowling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 37 and 38

Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy

The Polish Embassy in London is currently hosting a free exhibition about the many Poles who flew with the RAF and helped defend Britain from the Luftwaffe in the summer and autumn of 1940. With the current Covid-19 restrictions regarding public gatherings , the 20-panel exhibit hangs on the railings of the embassy. The story … Continue reading Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy

A Socially-Distanced Visit to Chartwell

Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill, has been on our list of National Trust properties to visit for quite a while. The current system of pre-booking and limited numbers meant that now was as good as any other time to visit. The Churchill family found the upkeep of such a large estate very … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Visit to Chartwell

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

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