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
We returned recently to the Harry Potter Studios, after having first visited in April 2017. The difference this time was that (1) we went with friends, (2) Gringotts Bank is now open for business and (3) Warner Bros has upped its game considerably when it comes to entertaining visitors with autism. Hogwarts bound The biggest … Continue reading A Return to the Harry Potter Studio Tour
I'll be honest here ... I lost some of my enthusiasm for this project after I began this year's 100 Day Project. That said, I've written 10 letters over the last three months. Less than the first quarter, but still a reasonable total. All were delivered by the Royal Mail. I wrote three letters to … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 2nd Quarter Review
Four more spreads have been added to my 'Thrive' traveler's notebook ... New York City ... because you know it was never not going to be included. An outing with friends ... because we all need our friends in order to thrive. Our half-term visit to beautiful Guernsey ... And thoughts on a birthday ...
Last week The Brainy One and I had the opportunity to attend the Governor's Review at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Review is held two days before Founders Day, the highlight of the Royal Hospital's calendar. Me with In Pensioner Michael Paling The event is not open to the public and we were thrilled to … Continue reading The Governor’s Review | Royal Hospital Chelsea
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. Chihuly at Kew Gardens Trusting: that The Boy … Continue reading TGIF | With A Difference
The Brainy One and I had the rare opportunity recently to go out for dinner with friends ... at the Savoy Hotel in London's West End. In honour of the occasion, I wore a dress and heels. Entrance to the Savoy Hotel We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation time, in order to enjoy … Continue reading Dinner at The Savoy
Two more spreads have been added ... my solo trip to New York and a day out with friends. I've reached the half-way point in the TN now and I reckon that puts me on target to have enough available pages left to complete the year.