In early December, we tried out a new to us lunch and film experience. On the recommendation of friends, we went into the West End to the Film Club at the Soho Hotel.For an all-in price, we enjoyed a three course lunch and a screening of the film First Man. Having had the good fortune … Continue reading Film Club
These kids are amazing. They recognise that The Boy Child is different to them, but they care not. Love them.
Back in the Summer, I made The Boy Child a Secret Keeper ... after I'd had a chat with him about Santa. He wasn't very impressed with neither me nor the 'secret', truth be told, but he rallied when I pointed out he could still write a Christmas Wish List. Did you notice that he … Continue reading Dear Mum and Dad
The Brainy One and I have read aloud to the The Boy Child virtually every day of his life. When he was a baby, whomever was cuddling him would invariably read aloud from the newspaper or a magazine. We were firm believers that it didn't matter what we read to him, it was more about … Continue reading Bedtime Reading
Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time. A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …
I don't use my library as much as I should. The Boy Child and I got back into the habit of calling in after school once a week, but I hardly ever take anything out on my own ticket. I almost never make notes or mark up a book when I’m reading. When I see books … Continue reading Bookworm Confessions
You may have seen last week that we recently took The Boy Child to see the masterpiece that is Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The … Continue reading Blood Brothers
This month, I've been using my crafting time to fill in any blanks in our 2018 album and in The Boy Child's album. There was a title page for the second 2018 album (we average 2 albums per year plus one for that year's travels. I'm not joking when I say that we are running … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #14
From 29 October to 11 November, artist Mark Humphrey set up the Remembrance Art Trail in Canary Wharf to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.Eleven pieces of art were on display around London's financial district, creating an extended trail around the beautiful open spaces of Canary Wharf. Viewed as a … Continue reading Remembrance Art Trail
We introduced The Boy Child to the marvellous masterpiece that is Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. "Tell me it's not true ..."