I was recently the victim of an attempted fraud, but thanks to the vigilance of my credit card provider, it was spotted and sorted out very quickly. It was something of a wake-up call for me, but it shouldn't have been, because I live with The Brainy One and he is someone who checks his … Continue reading Five Ways to be Financially Safe Online
I am a middle-aged woman and I am my harshest critic. There, I've said it. My half-century of living is rapidly approaching and that auspicious occasion has been an excuse to evaluate some of the behaviour traits I still persist with. ~ I am using this photo to illustrate point one ~ Here's five behaviours … Continue reading Five Behaviour Traits I Should Have Outgrown
I do like a wedding! And Saturday's wedding, a small affair you may have heard mentioned here and there, was the perfect excuse to dust off the family heirloom, break open the bubbles before lunchtime and eat cake. I have my own story of meeting Prince Harry. Not long after I'd left the RAF, I … Continue reading Royal Wedding Brunch
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care
"I could eat my body weight in prawn crackers! Would that be a good idea, do you think? Probably not!"
I'm planning a dinner soon and was chatting with The Brainy One recently about who to invite and our conversation went a little like this: Him: "What about X and Y?" Me: "No, we haven't heard from them in years!" Him: "Why is that, do you think?" And therein lies the rub. Friendship is a … Continue reading Reconnecting with Friends
I'm currently ... Watching: Series 4 of Bosch on Amazon Prime. Smart and complicated drama. Listening: Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. On repeat. Making: Project Life-style journaling cards for the 100 Day Project. Reading: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Planning: a birthday dinner party. To mark a significant number. What are you up to?
Friends know that I love me a whole bunch of facts and figures. Especially about my adopted home city. The quirkier the better.Which is why I was delighted recently to be given a copy of Bizarre London by David Long. Divided into twenty two chapters, it's perfect for dipping into ... opening at random and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about London
"What's the thing you want to see or do most in Washington?" I asked, perhaps rather foolishly. "Insult him", he replied.
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – a whole 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 2013, we were feeling a little flat. In 2011, I shared a thankful thought. In 2010, there was a … Continue reading On This Day