December Daily | Days 21-25

Welcome to December Daily; my favourite project of the year. Day 21 was all about the school's Christmas Concert and lunch out to mark the start of the Christmas holidays.Day 22 was all about the Panto at the Palladium.Day 23 was all about a quick visit (and present swap) with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños.Day 24 … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25

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

Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Classics

You can see what feels like hundreds of windows decorated for Christmas and almost every road, street or cobbled mews seems to be festooned with a myriad of twinkling lights. However, if you want to see something a little classier and dare I say it, a little more tasteful, look no further that London's leading … Continue reading Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Classics

Month in Numbers | November 2018

I probably write this every early December; how can we be heading towards Christmas?  But what about November?  Let's take a look at the numbers: 100 years since the Armistice ended the First World War.  Lest we forget. 20,633 was my highest daily step count total. 15 Christmas presents bought and wrapped ... some of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2018

Remembrance Art Trail

From 29 October to 11 November, artist Mark Humphrey set up the Remembrance Art Trail in Canary Wharf to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.Eleven pieces of art were on display around London's financial district, creating an extended trail around the beautiful open spaces of Canary Wharf.    Viewed as a … Continue reading Remembrance Art Trail

National Army Museum

After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum

Football Fever

The FIFA World Cup has rolled around again and England has surpassed expectations.  We have followed the progress of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and the squad with excitement and a certain amount of disbelief.  The Colombian threw her country's team shirt into the mix ...… and against the odds, Colombia became England's opponents in the … Continue reading Football Fever

RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

Today is the day the Royal Air Force officially marks its 100th birthday. The Mall in London is suitably dressed for the occasion and, according to the Royal Air Force's website, "over a thousand servicemen and women will take part in a parade on The Mall at 11:25am.  Then at 1:00pm witness the historic flypast … Continue reading RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

Jersey | St. Helier

Jersey's capital of St. Helier is a short bus ride from St. Brelade's Bay.  We visited on a Sunday and were both astonished and delighted to find that most shops, cafés and restaurants were closed. We were able to explore at our own pace and drift along side streets and hidden alleyways without fighting hordes of … Continue reading Jersey | St. Helier