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

Month in Numbers | August 2019

I was a little concerned that as August rolled by, I wouldn't have enough numbers for a round-up - I didn't go to the pool at the gym once, I didn't scrapbook (apart from working on the Summer travel journal) and the Year of Thanking project was all but ignored until the last day or … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2019

TGIF With a Difference #6

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. Thankful: for the countryside that is so easily accessible from West … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #6

She Came From a Land Down Under

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