Tour of the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world (even when parts of it are hidden under seems like acres of scaffolding). With Big Ben's Elizabeth Tower at one end and the Victoria Tower at the other, its striking façade stretches for 287 metres alongside the River Thames. The palace … Continue reading Tour of the Palace of Westminster

Families Air Show at the Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection is a private collection of historic aircraft and vehicles based at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Run as a charity, the Collection is open to the public and runs flying events throughout the summer months. Spitfire In a complete contrast to RIAT, the air shows feature aircraft from World Wars I and II … Continue reading Families Air Show at the Shuttleworth Collection

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)

We have long-wanted to take The Boy Child to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire but were deterred by the size of the crowds. This year, however, my best friend came up with a workable plan ... we rented car parking space in a farmer's field just north of the runway. … Continue reading The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)

TGIF | With a Difference #3

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. Seven bundles of cuteness Trusting: that mummy duck can keep her … Continue reading TGIF | With a Difference #3

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2019

The Gown by Jennifer Robson: Historian-turned-novelist Robson sets her latest historical release in 1947, when times are grim: so many have lost so much, war rationing continues, Britain is in ruins. But in a bleak year, there’s a bright spot: Princess Elizabeth’s royal wedding captured the hearts of a nation, and was a beacon of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2019