I've been dipping into the vast archive of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, available on demand via the fabulous BBC Sounds. I can recommend listening to Adele, Simon Reeve, Lyse Doucet and George Michael, to name a few. But I also got to thinking about which eight tracks I would choose to have on my … Continue reading Desert Islands Discs | What Would Be On Your List?
Outside Westminster Cathedral Her Majesty The Queen is well known for her love of dogs, and corgis have become a recognised symbol of her 70-year reign. Her majesty has owned an estimated 30 corgis and dorgis (and corgi mixes) during this time. In honour of this and to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the areas … Continue reading Weekday Walk | London’s Platinum Jubilee Corgi Trail
I am a huge fan of BBC Sounds (available globally for free) and have taken to listening to a podcast when I'm out with Tilly. Here's 8 podcasts I've been listening to lately. Listening in The Coming Storm with Gabriel Gatehouse: QAnon and the plot to break reality - a journey into the dark undergrowth … Continue reading Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To
Have you ever gone somewhere or eaten something simply because you read about it in a book? I did that in Jersey. Well, it was actually several places and one new-to-us food, and as we did them on my birthday, my guys grinned and bore it (bared it?). 🙂 I first read Just Haven't Met … Continue reading Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book
As you know, I am a reader. I read every single day. But sometimes I find myself in a reading slump, where I can't settle on what to read or even how to read it - paperback v Kindle. The slump never lasts for long, but I have developed a few tricks to overcome it … Continue reading Five Ways to Overcome a Reading Slump
I read a great post on Cup of Jo recently all about childhood memories - the comments were the very best part of the post. And that got me thinking, what were mine, my core childhood memories? Collating and reading the Maggie and Kay letters has meant I've been thinking about my childhood a lot … Continue reading What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?
Located in the heart of London's Fitzrovia and five minutes walk from Oxford Street, this former Victorian toilet has been lovingly transformed into one of London’s top speciality coffee & brunch cafes. Built around 1890 and mothballed in the 1960s, the Attendant was dormant for more than fifty years. It's probably the strangest place I've … Continue reading Hidden London | Attendant
Me | "We're going for brunch in a Victorian toilet." Him | "Are you taking the p**s?"
Now that The Boy has turned 15, watching a film together as a family is much more enjoyable. Mainly because The Brainy One and I have more of a say in what we watch. 🙂 Mugs of tea and Tilly on my lap You'll notice from the list below that there is definitely a preferred … Continue reading Family Film Night