What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters
Having seen Come From Away recently, I've been thinking a lot about that day. It's one of those days that no-one who experienced it in real life or through the power of broadcast media will ever forget. It was a day that began as any other - the commute to work, 14 miles from my … Continue reading On This Day | Where Were You?
The family British, Colombian, French. We're sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, sons, cousins, aunties, uncles, nephews and granny. Above all, we're a family.
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that my new passport won't take too long to arrive. … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #7
In 2012, our nephew, The Brainy Boy, married The Colombian and if you're a long time reader, you might recall that the wedding was in two parts: the civil wedding was held in the UK, with the church wedding held in Cartagena, Colombia. The Colombian is one of five siblings. They are an extremely close … Continue reading Luxembourg Wedding
You know you must have done something right when someone from Australia gets in touch to say they'll be in London and wants to meet up. The young lady in question is the grand daughter of Mum's penfriend, Kay, and I haven't seen her since The Brainy One and I visited Australia in 2005. We … Continue reading She Came From a Land Down Under
We have long-wanted to take The Boy Child to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire but were deterred by the size of the crowds. This year, however, my best friend came up with a workable plan ... we rented car parking space in a farmer's field just north of the runway. … Continue reading The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)
A lady I see regularly at the gym's pool surprised me recently with an invitation to join her for the second day of Wimbledon, as she had a spare ticket for Number One Court. I was both unbelievably touched that she'd thought to ask me and unbelievably excited. The tennis lovers in place for the … Continue reading Wimbledon 2019
Over excited ladies Shared interests can bring about a friendship. Wimbledon with her has been one of the best days of this year.
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Seven bundles of cuteness Trusting: that mummy duck can keep her … Continue reading TGIF | With a Difference #3