February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years …In 2014 I was Zooming In, Zooming Out. In 2010 I was making Gruffalo Crumble. In 2009 I was talking about crochet flowers.
The Boy Child and I love the arrival of Autumn … because it means the return of Strictly Come Dancing to the Saturday and Sunday evening TV schedules. This year, we have enhanced our viewing pleasure by holding a WhatsApp conversation during the Saturday show with friends who live 200 miles away. We spend the … Continue reading A Tale of Two Strictlys
With a change of school comes a change of how to get there. Gone are the days of reaching the school gate within 15 minutes of leaving home on foot. The route to school now involves using the London bus network. There are two positives about using the bus to get to school … 1) … Continue reading The Route to School
Pollock's Toy Museum is a museum and small toy shop housed in two atmospheric historic buildings in London's Fitzrovia. It is a collection of mainly Victorian toys. On display in six small rooms and two winding staircases are dolls, teddy bears, tin toys, dolls' houses, puppets, toy theatres, toy soldiers and more besides. Benjamin Pollock … Continue reading Pollock’s Toy Museum
My cinematic viewing over the Summer holidays was dictated by The Boy Child. First up was the long-awaited Incredibles 2 ... … we followed that with two screenings of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (one showing was at the English language cinema in Valencia) …… and our final offering of the Summer was Christopher … Continue reading Summer Cinematic Viewing
Did August turn out to be awesome? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 9: the number of nights we spent in Valencia, Spain. 2: the number of scrapbooking layouts I completed (including this one). That's what the Summer holidays do for my creativity. Nil: the number of lengths swum by me in the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2018
Have you heard that expression, "What's need got to do with it?" That was me recently, right at the moment I clicked 'buy'.I have an ongoing 12x12 album for our travels this year (New York City, Washington, DC and Jersey). I use a Traveler's Notebook for a spot of scrapbooking on the road. I have … Continue reading Summer Scrapbook
Here's my Top 10 of things I do in order to feel better: Make a cup of tea - the cure for all ills. Use your favourite mug, blow the dust off the teapot and once made, cradle said mug in your hands while you stare into space for 10 minutes. Take a nap - … Continue reading 10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better
Him: "Mum, what's your superhero name?" Me: "Erm … Mum?" Later ... Him:" Mum, you'll make a great superhero one day."
I was given a gift subscription to a flower delivery service as a birthday present. At the beginning of each new month, I receive a box of flowers via Royal Mail. Mine come from a company called Bloom and Wild and I've been so impressed by them, I've used them myself to send a floral gift. … Continue reading A Year Long Gift