December Daily | Days 21-25

Welcome to my favourite project of the year!  Let's see how days 21-25 turned out: Day 21: The first day of the school holidays and we marked it with a visit to the Panto in the West End.  It was really quite rude in places.A simple 7x5 photo of The Boy Child, with journaling on the reverse, … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25

December Daily | Days 11-15

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let’s take a look at how days 11-15 turned out: Day 11: I included the recipe for Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch. Between days 11 and 12, I made a pocket to hold The Boy Child's letter to Santa. Day 12: The day I had a marvellous afternoon with my … Continue reading December Daily | Days 11-15

December Daily | Days 1-5

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1:  The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5

That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

Back in June 2013, I mentioned that we had a new arrival in the family and that the said new arrival was extremely poorly.  Some four and a half years later, that wee baby is a living miracle, and she was here in London last week with her Granny (my cousin) for a dinner.They were in … Continue reading That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

The Power of a Musical Memory

Last Friday, the BBC launched its annual fundraising initiative for Children in Need.  Throughout the day, BBC Radio2 played musical selections chosen by charities CiN had supported over the last year.There I was, pottering around the kitchen, wrapping up the ironing before the weekend and enjoying the late morning sunshine streaming through the window.  There I … Continue reading The Power of a Musical Memory

This Weekend I …

As we had a visitor staying with us over the weekend whom you might describe as a aviation and automobile enthusiast, Saturday saw us taking a short road trip to the Brooklands Museum.  Brooklands, built in 1907, was the world's first purpose-built motor circuit and the home of British Motorsport and Aviation.During both World Wars, Brooklands was requisitioned by the Government … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?