On a chill February morning, Tilly and I picked up my friend and we headed to the lovely West London district of Notting Hill. This upmarket part of London even has a film named after it. Beloved of bankers and yummy mummies, the area is awash with colourful houses , a world famous weekly market … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One
Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move. Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority. We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations
I have a friend whose family life is in such a state of upheaval, I hope I never have to experience the same thing. Tea, pastries and a care package I want to help her, but I want to help her in productive ways. So I made a list and decided on five things I … Continue reading Five Ways to Help a Stressed-Out Friend
The Brainy One and I don't go overboard with presents for each other at Christmas. Last year, I gave him a book about Michael Caine and he gave me a diary and a pair of Ugg slippers. All of which were welcome. But the best present we received came from friends ... I would never … Continue reading What Was Your Best/Favourite Christmas Present?
How I love the look and feel of this traveler's notebook! Turns out that 2018 was an excellent year in which to decide to nourish myself.The last few entries are, as you might expect, Christmas related. There was lunch with two of my local girlfriends. There was that visit to the Royal Albert Hall. And yes, … Continue reading Finishing Up The One Little Word Traveler’s Notebook | Nourish
Watching The Boy Child write his thank-you cards just after Christmas cemented an idea in my mind. I'd read about A Year of Magical Thanking via A Cup of Jo back in October and thought it was such a great idea.Such a great idea that I should do my own version in 2019. Because imitation is … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word
Happy New Year to you and yours!Throughout 2018, one thing was crystal clear, I absolutely write for me, and for me alone. That you, a reader, may have found something of interest is always a bonus. (I have a post about my thoughts on 10 years of blogging going live later this week.) Becoming more … Continue reading Blog Review | 2018
Welcome to December Daily; my favourite project of the year. Day 21 was all about the school's Christmas Concert and lunch out to mark the start of the Christmas holidays.Day 22 was all about the Panto at the Palladium.Day 23 was all about a quick visit (and present swap) with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños.Day 24 … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25
I wish you all the kind of Christmas you wish for yourselves. I’ll be rounding off the year with three more scheduled posts: a round-up of December's reading and my final two December Daily posts. I’ll then be back in early 2019 with my annual Blog Review. See you on the other side.
Welcome to December Daily; my favourite project of the year. Day 11 was all about Christmas Shopping with The Brainy One.Day 12 was all about a pre-Christmas lunch with two of my girlfriends.Day 13 was all about the purchase of the legendary double issue of the Radio Times.Day 14 was all about Christmas Jumper day … Continue reading December Daily 2018 | Days 11-15