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

Month in Numbers | October

I don't know where October went.  I seem to have blinked and missed it!  Let's see if October was oarsome {ahem}:During our three days long road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders, we visited 4 new-to-us destinations: Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe, Lacock and Avebury.  We covered some 350 miles, most of which were on beautiful 'B' roads.  … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Instagram | How to Make The Most of Your Feed

Instagram recently celebrated its 10th birthday and my feed just passed its 1000th post.  Never one to be on trend, I signed up two years ago and thought now was a good time to share a few things I've learned along the way. Instagram is easy to use.  Use the private account option if you must, … Continue reading Instagram | How to Make The Most of Your Feed

On a Random Mission

Yesterday, I did something completely out of character.I approached two well-dressed young men and asked if they would like me to take their picture.I even suggested how they might like to pose.Let me explain ... I follow Heidi Swapp on Instagram and via her blog. As well as being what you might call a big noise in … Continue reading On a Random Mission

Beautiful Barcelona | Photos

We were in Barcelona on 17th August.We were a mere block away from the tragedy,but were quite safe and well.Although obviously shaken, The Boy Child particularly so,we continued with our plans.We'd all fallen in love with how beautiful Barcelona was,and felt that by keeping calm and carrying on,we were honouring our new Spanish friends the … Continue reading Beautiful Barcelona | Photos

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2017

I find it more difficult during the longer days of Summerto get stuck into a page-turner of a good read.That said, two recent gems have been Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterleyand The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.   Hidden Figures was initially recommended by a friend,but as a film I should see.  So I … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2017

The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club

Be careful what you share on Instagram ...Last week, I shared an image of a book I'd rescued from the Council Recycling Centre.It was, I'm sure, just moments away from being pulped. Well, probably not, but you get the picture.What kind of weirdo sends books to the recycling centre?But I digress ... lovely Julie from Notes … Continue reading The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club