Month in Numbers | June 2020

Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020

Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

06.30: Alarm goes off. The Brainy One is already at work in the office. The Boy Child is still asleep. I get up, clean my teeth and have a quick wash. Dress in shorts and t-shirt. Put the first load of the day (bedding) into the washing machine and switch it on. 07.00: I leave … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

How are you remaining connected to your loved ones and friends during Lockdown? We have both a myriad of WhatsApp groups and regular Face Time chats with ours. But what I've enjoyed most of all is sending postcards. I was a prolific postcard sender, right up until Mum died and then I stopped. If I … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

Month in Numbers | May 2020

Even with Life in Lockdown, did May turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers have to say: 15 more days of homeschooling. 24 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 55 days of the 100 Day Project completed. 4 scrapbook pages created. The lowest amount in months. 7 online Step classes. 15,484: My highest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2020

Month in Numbers | April 2020

Was April awful? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 18 online sessions of Pilates. 30 more days of Lockdown, bringing the UK's total number of days in Lockdown to 42. There were 15 mornings of homeschooling. We made 7 rainbows for our windows. I sent 9 pieces of Happy Mail. My highest daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2020

Month in Numbers | March 2020

There's no way we can say that March was magnificent ... but let's see what the numbers made of it: 7 days of homeschooling. 9 pieces of Happy Mail. 8 scrapbook pages created. 1 fall from grace. 62 walks with Tilly. Thankful for the days earlier in the month when we were able to go … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2020

Month in Numbers | February 2020

I can't say that February was fabulous; the hideous weather put paid to that. But it wasn't a total washout. Let's see what the numbers made of it: 4 meals eaten in a pub. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 10 scrapbook pages created. 3 Winter storms back-to-back have made it feel like 29 days … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2020

Month in Numbers | October 2019

Was October a good month? Let's see what the numbers say: 4 nights in Bayeux. We celebrated 14 years of marriage. 7 bunches of flowers were given as gifts by me. Some marked an occasion, some were just because. A round-trip of 666 miles driven from West London to Bayeux, Normandy. 19,759 steps walked by … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2019

Month in Numbers | September 2019

As we move into Autumn, let's take a look at the numbers and see if September was sensational: Back to school and into Year 8. 3 suppers out - two at the pub and one proper 'grown-ups only' dinner. 30 lessons learned as part of Shimelle's annual Learn Something New Every Day class. The biggest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2019

The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

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