Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Last weekend, we had friends to stay and we treated them to the Christmas Sing-a-long at the Royal Albert Hall.  It's a lot of fun.Ordinarily, whenever we go to a carol concert or the Panto, we throw on a Christmas jumper and call it done.  I was, therefore, rather alarmed when my friend, she of … Continue reading Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Weekday Walks | Christmas Shopping

Every year, The Brainy One and I choose a day in December to go Christmas shopping.  I say Christmas shopping, but what actually happens is this (or something very similar) ... To Green Park on the Underground.  A quick stop at Fortnum and Mason to see their decorated stairwell, which although pretty, wasn't a patch … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Christmas Shopping

Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

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

Right Now …

Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time.  A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …

Month in Numbers | October 2018

October has been and gone in a blur of crisp and clear days, sunshine and chilly evenings.  Let's see how the numbers look:15 pieces of Happy Mail sent. One black eye (and a whole host of other bumps and bruises). 330 lengths in the pool at the gym. £8.80 won on the Euros ... not … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2018