Mass Observation Day | 12 May 2023

On the 12th May 2023, the Mass Observation Archive repeated its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. I treated the day like a Day in the Life entry and my key word was detail. I wrote the timed entries without much thought to structure. I didn’t add any photos this year, simply because I hardly … Continue reading Mass Observation Day | 12 May 2023

Coronation Day | 6 May 2023

Did you watch the Coronation of King Charles III? It was an amazing and historic occasion for the United Kingdom and our Commonwealth Family. We watched with The Oldest Friends and had a superb day. 🙂 Glasses of Bucks Fizz by 10am, sausage and bacon baps, texting with Australia, and Penny Mordaunt. Two standout moments … Continue reading Coronation Day | 6 May 2023

Let’s Sit And Have A Cup Of Tea | May 2023

London's Regent Street Well, hello, and thanks so much for joining me for a cup of tea. I am hoping that May is a good month for us, after all the general busyness of April. I can probably rustle up a biscuit or two to go with your tea – a Rich Tea makes for a good … Continue reading Let’s Sit And Have A Cup Of Tea | May 2023

The Chelsea Physic Garden

Since 1673 Chelsea Physic Garden has occupied four acres of land on the edge of the River Thames in London's Chelsea. First established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants, this extraordinary garden has had wide reaching impact around the world. The Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanic garden … Continue reading The Chelsea Physic Garden

Me on Tuesday | 2 May

It a was a week with a mixed-bag of weather, school closure and preparations for the Coronation. Bunting outside the Town Hall The Dell Engineer cancelled late in the day and rescheduled for the following day I collected my newly-bereaved friend for a walk around our local parks with Tilly I finally ordered the replacement … Continue reading Me on Tuesday | 2 May

Me on Monday | 24 April

It was a week of easing back in to a routine. The Boy returned to school I went to see my friend The Boy went for a blood test Tilly went to the groomer I had my hair cut I went to Westfield shopping centre to buy Coronation-themed t-shirts School informed us that two more … Continue reading Me on Monday | 24 April

What I’m Listening To | Podcast Recommendations

Listening to a podcast has become second nature when it is just Tilly and me out on a walk through the parks of West London. Here’s a few podcasts I’ve been listening to lately. 1 Sealed Letter | Spotify | Even if you’re not a snail mail user yourself, this gentle podcast is a deep dive into … Continue reading What I’m Listening To | Podcast Recommendations

Kyiv Road | London’s Notting Hill

To mark one year since the invasion and in an act of solidarity with Ukraine, London's Westminster City Council has renamed one of its roads. Part of Bayswater Road in W2, between Palace Court and Ossington Street, is now named ‘Kyiv Road’ after the Ukrainian capital. Adam Hug, leader of Westminster City Council, explained the change: … Continue reading Kyiv Road | London’s Notting Hill

Lift 109 | Battersea Power Station

On a beautifully clear and sunny February morning, The Boy and I went up inside a chimney at the newly restored Battersea Power Station. What was once forty two acres of industrial brownfield has been transformed into a vibrant new live, work and play neighbourhood for the local and wider communities. Inside the iconic Battersea … Continue reading Lift 109 | Battersea Power Station