Five Things to Stop Doing

A new year.  A new beginning.  I've pretty much dispensed with resolutions these last few years, and, for 2019, have settled on stopping doing the things that aren't good for me.Living in the past:  It’s easy to live in the past to avoid dealing with problems or difficulties in the here and now. Even though … Continue reading Five Things to Stop Doing

10 Things About 10 Years of Blogging

I wrote my first {short} blog post on the 2nd February, 2008.  During 2018, I wrote a series of posts called On This Day where I randomly selected dates to look back at. I can hardly believe that as I move into year eleven, here I am, still tapping away at the keyboard and hitting … Continue reading 10 Things About 10 Years of Blogging

OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook

I'm becoming quite attached to my One Little Word Traveler's Notebook.  (We Brits would ordinarily use two 'l's ...)  It sits on the side of my desk, nestled up to the keyboard, which means it's hard to ignore.  And that's a good thing, because I began 2018 with the desire to record the moments that … Continue reading OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook

Kew Gardens | Life in Death

During our recent visit to Kew Gardens for the orchid festival, we also took time to see Rebecca Louise Law's beautiful installation, Life in Death.  The exhibition showcases her personal collection of plants and flowers, dried and preserved over a six year period. Apparently, it is her most intricate large-scale artwork to date and examines our relationship … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Life in Death

Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival

During the recent half-term, we visited the 23rd Orchid Festival in Kew Gardens.  We were there for opening time and were able to wander around the fantastic displays freely.The festival this year celebrates Thailand and the 1,100 orchids which can be found there.  As well as stunning displays, there's a rice paddy and an orchid … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival