A Puzzling Hobby

One of my favourite past times as a child, after reading, was working on a jigsaw. I remember two in particular, probably because both of them were round and they fed my love of history - Henry VIII and his six wives, and the naval battles of Admiral Nelson. I rediscovered my jigsaw love when … Continue reading A Puzzling Hobby

December Daily 2018 | Days 16-20

Welcome to December Daily; my favourite project of the year. Day 16 was all about the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.Day 17 was all about Elvis the Elf.  Now that The Boy Child is a Secret Keeper, Elvis is a little more subdued.  Every so often, however, he likes to keep us on our toes.Day … Continue reading December Daily 2018 | Days 16-20

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

Even though this month was such a busy one, I managed a fair bit of reading (there are some pluses to doing the school run twice a day by bus) and everything read was in the form of a 'real' book. The Zion Chronicles by Bodie Thoene: This is a set of five books, all … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what's important.  The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Month in Numbers | November 2018

I probably write this every early December; how can we be heading towards Christmas?  But what about November?  Let's take a look at the numbers: 100 years since the Armistice ended the First World War.  Lest we forget. 20,633 was my highest daily step count total. 15 Christmas presents bought and wrapped ... some of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2018

Remembrance Art Trail

From 29 October to 11 November, artist Mark Humphrey set up the Remembrance Art Trail in Canary Wharf to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.Eleven pieces of art were on display around London's financial district, creating an extended trail around the beautiful open spaces of Canary Wharf.    Viewed as a … Continue reading Remembrance Art Trail

Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

Sunday, 11th November 2018 marked the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.  We attended the service at our local war memorial and The Boy Child wore my old RAF beret.We planted two crosses of remembrance this year - one for Flying Officer Roy Stewart Wilson and one for my four of my … Continue reading Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

October was a good month for the blockbuster! Lethal White by Robert Galbraith:  This is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. I enjoyed the mystery aspect, which begins when a mentally ill man bursts into Cormoran's office raving about a murder he witnessed as a child, but my real interest in this fourth … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018