OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

Five spreads have been added to my One Little Word traveler's notebook ... First up was the day we introduced our Goddaughter and her family to the marvellous Northala Fields. Next up was our visit to beautiful Cambridge. And linked to Cambridge was meeting Deb at long last. This didn't end how it began. I … Continue reading OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

This year's Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens celebrates the incredible biodiversity of Colombia. The standout highlight of the display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle. A surprise around every corner, visitors can spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El … Continue reading Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

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