Inspired by both sorting through old family photos to use in The History Project and this post from my lovely friend Deb, I thought I'd share a few snaps of me in my youth ... The mid '70s: I have no recollection of this dress at all (thank goodness!). It would seem that my collection … Continue reading Fashion Faux Pas
That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
I do love a travel guide 1. Stock the fridge with the basics: If it's just a short trip, make sure there is in-date bread and milk in the bread bin and fridge. A hot cup of tea and a slice of buttered toast can taste ambrosial after a day or night spent travelling. If … Continue reading Five Things I Do Before A Trip
London has a reputation for unfriendly locals ... something that I've found over the years to be untrue. And it came to me recently that I have gathered around me in my small spot of West London, a select group of not-so-strangers. You know, those people you see all the time - during the school … Continue reading My Not-So-Strangers
A host of golden daffodils Listening: to radio plays of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They're surprisingly addictive. Reading: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein. Planning: a few trips away. We would ordinarily have one or two family trips booked by now, but we've held off because the the Brexit debacle. There's also … Continue reading Right Now …
I often feel that I get through days with my brain in sleep mode. A mix of tiredness and the pre-menopause certainly doesn't help! It was with interest that I read an article in the current issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and ways to stimulate your brain. The article listed 21 such ways and I … Continue reading Six Ways to Stimulate Your Brain
Oh! This is the greatest show! At the end of half-term, The Boy Child and I met up with friends to participate in Sing-a-Long The Greatest Showman at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's West End. I'd never been to this kind of event before and was slightly anxious about how The Boy Child would … Continue reading Sing-a-Long The Greatest Showman
So how did the month of no buying non-essentials pan out? It turns out that if you have a new puppy in the house, you don't go out anywhere near as much as you might ordinarily do. You don't give into temptation when nipping through M&S or glancing in the bookshop's window ... because you're … Continue reading How The Month of No Buying Panned Out
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I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter