Christmas is the season of giving, right? It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important. The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas
As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look back and see how November's numbers looked: My biggest daily step count for the month was a whopping 24,698. I swam 360 lengths of the pool at the gym. I donated 8 bags of clothes and books to the charity shop. I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2019
"My life is good."
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. Trusting: that I can finish my latest round of decluttering without … Continue reading TGIF #11
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. Trusting: that the weather will hold while we carry out a … Continue reading TGIF #10
Queen Tilly rules the roost in our home. It's hard to be consistent with training when she looks this cute.
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
I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays ... here's how we got on with them: Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or … Continue reading Summer Check List | How We Did
I received a thank you note thanking me for my thank you note ... love that! The calla lily I received as a pot plant and replanted outside about five years ago has finally flowered. When Harry Met Sally is thirty years old! How is that even possible? There's no such thing as too much … Continue reading Four Fun Things
The London Eye The Boy Child and I spent an afternoon and evening recently playing at being tourists in our city. As part of my plan to do a few more simple things this summer, I booked a room at my club for one night - a not-quite-a-staycation, if you will. We strolled along the … Continue reading London Calling