Learn Something New Every Day | Days | 16-20

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

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

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

Me on Tuesday | 20 September

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

Slow Summer | The Tower of London in Bloom

The moat at the Tower of London has been turned into a Summer garden in honour of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. To mark that occasion, over 20 million seeds have been sown in the moat, which will grow over the course of the summer, creating a beautiful, new naturalistic landscape. Designed to attract pollinators, the … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Tower of London in Bloom

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2022 | Link #1

Today is the first link-up for this year’s SPHS and is hosted by the lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. Here are my first few finds: #4: Faceless selfie - masking up: #8: Sipping on - glasses of Pimm's: #11: Yellow & blue together - the flag of Ukraine: #16: Oh so colourful - a Corgi: #19: Culture, yours … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2022 | Link #1

Central London | Dressed for the Jubilee

The Boy is never going to be able to cope with vast crowds when it comes to marking a national celebratory event on the streets of Central London. He does, however, like to see his home city dressed for an occasion. As do I. The Mall, looking towards Admiralty Arch The Mall Lower Regent Street … Continue reading Central London | Dressed for the Jubilee

Me on Monday | 23 May

It was a week of everyday life mixed with extremely distressing news. The gas boiler was servicedA 21-year-old woman was murdered just 10 minutes away from our houseWe dog sat for my sister-in-loveThe Brainy Boy and The Colombian celebrated 10 years of marriage :)I continued working on the Jersey journalThe surveyor came to confirm our … Continue reading Me on Monday | 23 May

Me on Monday | 4 April

It was a week of yet more admin and meetings over MS Teams. It was a week with snow flurries and cold temperatures. I had my hair cutThe free design consultation took place and looks promising (more on that soonish)I worked on some family history, trying to find a reason and/or a connection as to … Continue reading Me on Monday | 4 April

Festival of Remembrance 2021

I had the honour of being in the audience at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organised by the Royal British Legion, this year the festival commemorated the charity's 100 years of service to the Armed Forces community. Tomos Roberts (aka Tomfoolery) reciting Alive with Poppies Also marked were the 30th … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance 2021

Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

A friend and I recently treated ourselves to a fashion-themed Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. If I'm honest, the dessert part of the Tea was more than a little disappointing - in flavours, rather than in presentation. The savoury element was absolutely delicious - finger sandwiches and duck profiteroles. The salad-looking … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge