One thing that London does well is dress for Christmas. Here's a few of my favourite captures this year.~Ivy Chelsea Garden, King's Road ~~ Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair ~~ Cartier, Old Bond Street, Mayfair ~ Do let me know how your home town dresses for the season.
Last Friday, the BBC launched its annual fundraising initiative for Children in Need. Throughout the day, BBC Radio2 played musical selections chosen by charities CiN had supported over the last year.There I was, pottering around the kitchen, wrapping up the ironing before the weekend and enjoying the late morning sunshine streaming through the window. There I … Continue reading The Power of a Musical Memory
Even though we were there in appalling weather, we were staggered recently by the beauty of Winchester. Initially, visitors might dismiss the city as merely being a carbon copy of York or Chester, but would be a mistake (in my opinion). The city of Winchester has a rich and varied history, so please don't be disillusioned by … Continue reading Winchester
If you believe everything you hear/read, blogging is on the decline. Something to do with people no longer having the concentration levels to read and digest a post of more than a few words. I disagree, although I recognise that my number of regular readers and commenters has decreased this year. I believe that the blogging … Continue reading Bloggers’ Lunch
I've never purchased anything from Anthropolgie, but whenever I pass one of their stores, I always pop in and sneakily snap a few images. The window dressers (a job I've always fancied having a go at) and whoever designs the internal layout have a good eye for detail.I didn't see anyone actually making a purchase during my … Continue reading Anthropolgie |A Visual Delight
I own a Kindle by default. I don't love it particularly, but nor do I hate it. It is what it is. My Kindle began life as a Christmas gift for my lovely Father-in-Law and, when he passed away in 2012, it then found a new home with Mum. When she died early last year, it ended up with … Continue reading Kindle | Love It? Hate It?
It dawned on me recently that my top three favourite books are my top three for a reason. Sure, they're brilliantly written and one definitely counts as a modern classic, but the real reason I love them is because parts of my life are in them. I know that sounds a wee bit fanciful, but let me … Continue reading My Life in Three Books
When you're done with sticking down photos, adding embellishments and composing the journaling in your head, does it still count as a scrapbook page if and when you realise that you haven't added any patterned paper? I have photos and (will have) words. I have plenty of colour on the page.And I have a dog.So, I'm going to say that … Continue reading What Constitutes a Scrapbook Page?
Mary-Lou of Patio Postcardsis hosting the first of three link-ups today for this year'sPhotography Scavenger Hunt.(As she lives in Canada, you might want to wait until afternoonhere in the UK before heading over there.) Here's this year's list:1) Something fuzzy2) Bubbles3) A web4) A zig zag5) A seasonal relaxing space/item6) A pipe7) The inside of something8) Rust or something derelict~ The Boy … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #1
Do you have items of clothing in your wardrobethat you'd only wear when on holiday?Until recently, I'd have laughed at that question and said, "No!"My holiday wardrobe is pretty much the same as my summer at home wardrobe;namely years old linen shorts and scoop neck t-shirts. But then I purchased an off-the-shoulder topthat I knew I'd … Continue reading Holiday Wardrobe