The FIFA World Cup has rolled around again and England has surpassed expectations. We have followed the progress of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and the squad with excitement and a certain amount of disbelief. The Colombian threw her country's team shirt into the mix ...… and against the odds, Colombia became England's opponents in the … Continue reading Football Fever
It's all too easy to become complacent about the relationships we have with our family and friends. We all know that friendships need to be nurtured. In early June, The Brainy One and I hosted a small birthday dinner party where I ended up making an unrehearsed speech. Nothing fancy or flowery, I simply expressed … Continue reading Loving Out Loud
Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the first official link-up. You can find this summer's list here. Here are my first few finds: 1.) The Rosiness of Red: Tomatoes on bruschetta. 3.) A Framed View: The Best Friend posing with the GoGo Getaway frame. … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2018 | Link-Up #1
Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway. Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London. There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway
What a fabulous weekend of creativity! Forty eight hours in the company of like-minded women is a real treat.
Last Monday, which was a Bank Holiday here in the UK (and therefore no school), we met up with friends and returned to Cliveden. What a difference a few months make! We were there for opening at 10am ... along with a thousand of more of our closest friends. But no matter. We'd taken a … Continue reading A Return to Cliveden
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care
How I love this project! This month, there's a spread that features me. Wonders will never cease, that makes two occasions so far this year where I make an appearance.And sometimes a photo of a cute cat sums up exactly what you want to convey.Back in January, I thought I might struggle to fill a … Continue reading OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook
I'm planning a dinner soon and was chatting with The Brainy One recently about who to invite and our conversation went a little like this: Him: "What about X and Y?" Me: "No, we haven't heard from them in years!" Him: "Why is that, do you think?" And therein lies the rub. Friendship is a … Continue reading Reconnecting with Friends
I'm currently ... Watching: Series 4 of Bosch on Amazon Prime. Smart and complicated drama. Listening: Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. On repeat. Making: Project Life-style journaling cards for the 100 Day Project. Reading: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Planning: a birthday dinner party. To mark a significant number. What are you up to?