Me on Monday | 28 March

A week of admin, planning the Easter holidays and worrying about the current state of the world. I renegotiated successfully a new contract for our mobile phones, gaining an almost 50% reduction in the monthly bill Filming for Silent Witness took place at our neighbour's house and caused havoc for the whole roadThe development that … Continue reading Me on Monday | 28 March

Right Now …

Enjoying daily temperatures of around 20C here in West London, but colder weather is forecast for next weekDitching my winter boots and jeans for cropped trousers and fashion trainersWatching our flowering bulbs come to life - we have daffodils, crocus, fritillaries, pansies and tulipsWorrying about the number of attempted car thefts in our neighbourhoodPlanning our … Continue reading Right Now …

The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

Westminster Bridge, March 2020 It's two years today since the PM announced the UK's first lockdown and issued a stay-at-home order. Two years. Covid-19 is still here. Covid cases are rising again, as are the number of Covid-related deaths. The UK has lifted all restrictions. The four Home nations are not united in their approach. … Continue reading The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

Frugal February 2022 | How The Month Played Out

I’ve just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It’s been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a purchase is essential – most of the time, it hasn’t been. I’ve saved money, but what of the purchases I did make? Purchases came under one category: scrapbooking supplies – mainly cardstock and patterned paper … Continue reading Frugal February 2022 | How The Month Played Out

Frugal February 2022 | A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need

This is the 4th year in a row that I've set myself the challenge of not buying anything I don't truly need for a whole month. It helps that February is the shortest month of the year. 🙂 On my list of things not to buy are: Teas and/or coffees in cafésclothesbooks and magazinesscrapbooking supplies … Continue reading Frugal February 2022 | A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need

Me on Tuesday | 1 February

It was a week filled with a lot of admin. Saturday morning brunch I went to the dental hygienistI cleaned the filthy glass panels of my oven :(The Boy was pinged a third time for possible contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid :(I repaired and washed vertical blindsThe Boy and I attended … Continue reading Me on Tuesday | 1 February

Me on Monday

Anxiety levels rose with the latest Covid news and we began preparing for our Christmas plans to be curtailed. Lower Regent Street I had a Zoom meeting about a reference I'd written for someoneI had a uncomfortable and somewhat expensive visit to the orthodontist Although the Covid news is beyond grim, I was buoyed by … Continue reading Me on Monday