Project Life Revisited | Weeks 35 and 36

Week 35: It was a quiet week, with not many photos. Tilly was happy to snooze the morning away after her walk. We walked in the grounds of Pitzhanger Manor. Saturday night suppers are homemade pizzas. 🙂 Week 36: I travelled on public transport for the first time in 6 months. I spent two mornings … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 35 and 36

Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: Leaving school uniform shopping until the end of the school holidays doesn't work. The Boy Child … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 1-5

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

A Socially-Distanced Return to Kew Gardens

Just like properties belonging to the National Trust, Kew Gardens has reopened to the public by operating a booking system. The Boy Child and I popped in recently under the homeschooling category of another Field Trip. We're fortunate that we can walk there - it's about 40 minutes walk each way. We have an annual … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Kew Gardens

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Week 7: Storm Ciara brought a tree down onto our neighbour's house (no-one was hurt, thankfully). There's a new kitchen at the planning and design stage. We attended Cachirulo's 5th birthday party. There are additional photos and journaling behind the 6x4 photo (You can just see the top of The Colombian's head). The 3x4 journaling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

This year's the 25th Annual Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens celebrates the diversity of Indonesia. Over 5,000 species of orchids can be found in Indonesia; the Festival is celebrating the cultural and natural diversity that is scattered across the country's archipelago of 17,504 islands. The Festival is on until Sunday, 8 March 2020. Entry is included … Continue reading Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

She Came From a Land Down Under

You know you must have done something right when someone from Australia gets in touch to say they'll be in London and wants to meet up. The young lady in question is the grand daughter of Mum's penfriend, Kay, and I haven't seen her since The Brainy One and I visited Australia in 2005. We … Continue reading She Came From a Land Down Under