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

The Governor’s Review | Royal Hospital Chelsea

Last week The Brainy One and I had the opportunity to attend the Governor's Review at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Review is held two days before Founders Day, the highlight of the Royal Hospital's calendar. Me with In Pensioner Michael Paling The event is not open to the public and we were thrilled to … Continue reading The Governor’s Review | Royal Hospital Chelsea

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