Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

The Summer holidays are here ... as is the third wave of Covid-19. How do I give The Boy a great Summer without putting any of us at serious risk? River Thames at Kew The answer has actually been quite simple - we've made the decision to limit our exposure by cancelling a number of … Continue reading Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

Not My Tribe

A global audience watched the Euros. A global audience watched England lose a penalty shoot-out in the final against Italy on Sunday evening. Yesterday, a global audience heard or read on social media about the hideous racist comments posted online targeting the three young men who missed their penalties for England. Three Lions Three young … Continue reading Not My Tribe

Me on Monday

One way or another, it was an emotional week: I visited the orthodontist after breaking my retainer for the second time. :(The Boy and I had what was hopefully the final appointment about his toe. :)The Brainy One and I met up with my SiL for lunch.I bought more bedding plants for our front garden.I … Continue reading Me on Monday

The Inclusivity of Football

The final of Euro 2020 is on Sunday evening (BST) (I'm talking about football (soccer to my North American friends)) where Italy will play England at London's Wembley stadium. Delayed from last year, the England team's performance during the competition has brought a smile to the faces of the majority of the nation. Of course, … Continue reading The Inclusivity of Football

How Was Your Weekend?

How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?

Month in Numbers | April 2019

Did I think April was awesome? Let's take a look at the numbers: My largest daily Step Count total: 16,721. 180 lengths swum in the pool. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. {We had} 2 nights away from home in beautiful Devon. 29 days of the 100 Day Project done and dusted. 7 scrapbook pages … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2019

Stranger Things

Do you remember when you were a child and your parents warned you not to talk to strangers? Do you remember constantly telling your children today not to meet up with 'friends' they met on the internet? The Boy Child and I recently did both of those things. We even met arranged to meet a … Continue reading Stranger Things

Dear Mum and Dad

Back in the Summer, I made The Boy Child a Secret Keeper ...  after I'd had a chat with him about Santa.  He wasn't very impressed with neither me nor the 'secret', truth be told, but he rallied when I pointed out he could still write a Christmas Wish List. Did you notice that he … Continue reading Dear Mum and Dad