Truth be told, I did not read anything worth telling you about during December, but what I will mention are the books I received for Christmas. The Love of My Other Life by C.J. Connelly | This isn't what I would have bought for myself, as I am not usually a fan of the alternative … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2022
6 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair Having arrived at Bond Street on the Elizabeth Line, we needed something to do and settled on seeing how many blue plaques we could find in an hour in Mayfair's surrounding streets. 76 Brook Street, Mayfair 48, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair 39 Brook Street, Mayfair 10 Bruton Street, Mayfair 11 Bolton Street, … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Mayfair’s Blue Plaques
One event in September embodied our One Little Word - the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I wanted to include several trimmed 6x4 photos so I created a concertina double-sided flap to sit on top of a background grid pattern. All patterned paper and embellishments are from Doodlebug Design's My Happy Place range.
The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in central London is the only plinth in the famous square to not have a permanent statue on it. The other three plinths at each corner have statues of King George IV, General Sir Charles James Napier, and Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, all erected in the 19th century. But the funding ran … Continue reading The New Art Installation on Trafalgar Square’s 4th Plinth
September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’ve recorded what I learned throughout September here. Pitzhanger Manor Day 16 | Today was the first day since June that the temperature hadn't gone above 20C Day … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days | 16-20
9 October 1997 | Queen Mother's Dance, Birkhall, Balmoral Estate | In conversation with our new King. He was funny and charming.
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Rainbow over Windsor Castle just minutes after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth was announced Day 6 | Times passes … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10
It was a week where our everyday life ran alongside historic times. Floral tributes to HM the Queen, Green Park We seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time watching the BBC The Brainy One took a car full of recycling to the recycling centre The Best Friend and I went into town to see … Continue reading Me on Tuesday | 20 September
Lijssenthoek Cemetery There are just over 600 British war cemeteries in Belgium, a staggering figure, and to visit them all would be a major undertaking. I think we visited five, including Tyne Cot, and we chose them for a number of reasons - the grave of the youngest casualty on the Western Front, graves of … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Commonwealth War Cemeteries | Belgium
Talbot House, Poperinge Toc H During the Great War, Poperinge was part of 'unoccupied' Belgium. Away from the turmoil of battle in the Ypres Salient, the town developed into the nerve centre of the British sector. In the heart of this bustling town, Army chaplains Neville Talbot and Philip 'Tubby' Clayton opened a club and … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Talbot House – Toc H, Poperinge | Belgium