Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom

The Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone (and still I didn't get there), but I did make the time to capture of the gorgeous Chelsea in Bloom.  It ran from 21-26 May, the week after that most marvellous wedding and with London still on a high, the timing was perfect. I started my walk … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

I was late reading any novels this month.  The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins:  I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it.  Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

The two year anniversaries for both Mum and Grandad Paddy have passed in the last few weeks, so it's not surprising that I've been reading about death this month.  Not in a morbid kind of way, but in a realistic and occasionally humorous kind of way. With the End in Mind | Dying, Death and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

This Weekend I …

As the weather this weekend was cooler than of late,we chose to spend a little more time inside,with a visit to the National Army Museum at the top of our list.  It reopened in March of this year, after a major overhaul of the space,  and like the Design Museum, the space has clearly been well thought … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Blog Review | 2016

And still I keep churning them out:241 posts in 2016. And still some of you are reading and commenting:280,792 page views in the life of this blog, approximately.{You won't be surprised when I tell you that this post garnered the most comments in 2016}{selfie attempt hijacked by The Boy Child}I covered a wide range of topics, … Continue reading Blog Review | 2016

December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

It isn't even a bauble; more of a 3D interactive decoration in brass.But as I was hanging it on our tree for the first time, I was grateful for the reminder of happy times we'd shared in the midst of a year of loss and grief.Love and loss.Happy and sad.If you look through the darkness hard … Continue reading December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

Memorandum Monday

Monday has rolled around again, and that means it's time tojoin in with the lovely Sian and share something that I've learnt over the weekend.***Tree plantings are emotional things.That's not something I'd ever considered before.I mean, you never see HM The Queen looking misty-eyed as she plants her gazillionth tree.The tree in question was planted at the Royal Hospital … Continue reading Memorandum Monday

A Little Shelfie Action and The Art of Positive Affirmation

The Boy Child has a new ladder shelf in his bedroom.Unfortunately, it had been been damaged in transitand we are waiting for a replacement part.   In the mean time, I am having fun switching things in and out, and adding framed prints or postcards in the hope that he will absorb their positive messages.That little box was … Continue reading A Little Shelfie Action and The Art of Positive Affirmation