For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

October was a good month for the blockbuster! Lethal White by Robert Galbraith:  This is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. I enjoyed the mystery aspect, which begins when a mentally ill man bursts into Cormoran's office raving about a murder he witnessed as a child, but my real interest in this fourth … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

Weekday Walk | Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury

Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury are Central London neighbours, straddling the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden. Leaving Tottenham Court Road to the shoppers and the traffic, turn right onto Warren Street and then left onto Fitzroy Street.Fitzroy Street becomes Charlotte Street and here you'll find cafés and restaurants a plenty.  Linger here if you … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury

New York City | In Search of Books

I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to.  Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.  Numbers #1 and #2 on my list … Continue reading New York City | In Search of Books

December Daily | Days 11-15

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let’s take a look at how days 11-15 turned out: Day 11: I included the recipe for Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch. Between days 11 and 12, I made a pocket to hold The Boy Child's letter to Santa. Day 12: The day I had a marvellous afternoon with my … Continue reading December Daily | Days 11-15

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

During our day in Lacock, we spent several hours discovering which areas of the village had appeared in the Harry Potter series of films.  My Goddaughter had come along with us and came prepared with her robe and wand.  As you do.That's her, outside James and Lily Potter's house in Godric's Hollow.  The house appeared in Harry … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our second day saw a dramatic improvement in the weather and us the visit the National Trust-owned village of Lacock.Yet again, just like in Castle Combe, beautifully arranged 'pop-up' shops were in evidence.  The one in the photo above even has its own Instagram account (find … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

The Harry Potter Studio Tour | Part 2

The Boy Child wasn't the only one who enjoyed our visit.The sets were magnificent!~ the Great Hall ~~ Potions Classroom ~~ Professor Umbrage's office ~~ scale model of Hogwarts castle ~The attention to detail is astonishing and the set designersmust have put in thousands of man hours getting the sets just so.Those guys are worth … Continue reading The Harry Potter Studio Tour | Part 2

The Harry Potter Studio Tour

And so to the world of Harry Potter. It would be no exaggeration to say that The Boy Childabsolutely loved every minute of it.   Having mastered his first broomstick lesson, he hopped aboard for a quick flight over the quidditch pitch.  Followed by a lesson in wand control and appropriate stances.He's even more convinced that he'll be going … Continue reading The Harry Potter Studio Tour