What Was Your Favourite Subject at School?

My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. Sparkling in History, July 1981 Without a doubt, History was my favourite subject. … Continue reading What Was Your Favourite Subject at School?

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2019

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Kindle): I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was one I saw it popping up everywhere. This is an emotional, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. Beautiful, compelling writing that really gets to the heart of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2019

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