Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

December Daily | Foundation Pages

With less than a month until the beginning of December, I'm planning this year's December Daily album.  This will my tenth year in a row documenting the run up to Christmas Day, and it's still my favourite project.  I toyed with the idea of using a Traveler's Notebook, but in the end settled on an album from Simple … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages

Month in Numbers | October

I don't know where October went.  I seem to have blinked and missed it!  Let's see if October was oarsome {ahem}:During our three days long road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders, we visited 4 new-to-us destinations: Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe, Lacock and Avebury.  We covered some 350 miles, most of which were on beautiful 'B' roads.  … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October

LSNED | Days 11-15

11 September: The arrival of Season 3 of Outlander on Amazon Prime makes me happy.12 September: Sometimes, all you need to be is a good listener.13 September: Sometimes, showing up is what's important.The Boy Child turned out for the Year 6 football (soccer) team trial,knowing in his heart of hearts that it was highly unlikelythat he would be … Continue reading LSNED | Days 11-15

Month in Numbers | November and December

I ran out of steam a little with collating numbers for the last two months of 2016.So much so, I filled two pockets with confetti and then stitched them shutbecause I didn't have anything else to put in them.Here's a look at November:  244: the number of lengths swum by me in the pool at the gym.21: … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November and December