Four Fun Things

Cup of Jo highlighted Brooklyn's rainbows and we could all do with a few rainbows in our lives right now. Daily walks with Tilly - time to enjoy her attitude to life. Birdsong in West London is now clearly audible thanks to the lack of road traffic, Tube trains and aircraft overhead. Never was memory … Continue reading Four Fun Things

For The Love of Books | The To Be Read (TBR) Pile

Some people are stockpiling food; I am stockpiling books. Waiting to be read, once I've got through The Mirror and the Light, are: Grown Ups by Marian Keyes: I heard this being discussed on the Radio 2 Book Club. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver: this is the latest offering from the … Continue reading For The Love of Books | The To Be Read (TBR) Pile

Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

What now for This West London Life?  If we're not going anywhere, what will I write about? The lunch we were throwing for family and close friends to mark The Boy Child becoming a teenager?  Cancelled. The Road Trip to Bruges in Belgium during the Easter holidays?  Cancelled. The return visit to Jersey at the … Continue reading Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

A friend of ours is about to turn 40 years old and thankfully chose to hold her birthday brunch early - the gathering was probably the last social gathering for quite a while. #socialdistancing. Our friend has been through quite a tough few years and it was lovely to see her welcome her forthcoming decade … Continue reading The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?

The atmosphere in our bit of suburban West London is strange. There's a sense of waiting and I don't just mean the lengthy queues every morning outside the local branches of Superdrug and Boots. Right now, life feels ominous but semi-normal. Certain shelves in the local supermarket are empty. Dried pasta, toilet rolls and any … Continue reading Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?