Me on Monday

It was a quiet week, one where we were happy to stay mostly close to home. We took friends to our favourite garden centre for brunch We went out with Tilly twice a dayI requested a timeslot for the first parents/teacher meeting of the new school year. It will be over ZoomWe spent the morning … Continue reading Me on Monday

Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

There's always something to see in town Slow Summer outings were defined like this: Choose a quirky/unusual destination in townGo and look at itTake photosGo for coffee and cakeGo home And that's exactly what we did. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I did, however, make great use of this book. Where possible, we … Continue reading Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

The Tusk Lion Trail

Opposite the Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square The charity Tusk currently has a pride of lions spread across Central London - an art trail with a difference. Forty seven life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the city to highlight the threats … Continue reading The Tusk Lion Trail

Me on Monday

It was a week where we embraced the return of the back-to-school routine. There were haircuts all roundThe Boy returned to school in Year 10 (after producing two negative tests)My copy of The Heart Principle finally arrived. (I think Helen Hoang essentially rewrote this book during the final edit, because the story now is nothing … Continue reading Me on Monday

Month in Numbers | August 2021

Was August awesome? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 11.5 days of having the decorator in the house 30 pieces of Happy Mail written, addressed and posted 33,745 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month* 34 walks with Tilly The Boy received his 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2021

Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Loughrigg - seen from Grasmere Loughrigg Fell might not be the biggest peak in the Lake District but standing by the summit trig point you would hardy guess this. The reason it packs such a punch for its size is down to its prominent and isolated position. It sits right at the junction of five … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Northern Road Trip | Ulverston

In what's become a summer tradition, we recently spent a long weekend in the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. The Cross, Market Street, Ulverston The beauty of Ulverston is that it never changes. Well, it does change, but not much from year to year ... and I say this as someone who has been going … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Ulverston