Me on Monday

It was a busy week, with lovely Autumnal weather We took delivery of a brand new mattress for our bedTilly and I met our friend for a long afternoon walkI went to see Chelsea in Bloom :)There was a day of Zoom meetings :(There was a lot of moving furniture aroundSeveral hundred books were taken … Continue reading Me on Monday

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

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 11: The events of twenty years ago still make me extremely emotional. Day 12: The return to the cinema … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

Me on Monday

It was a quiet week, one where we were happy to stay mostly close to home. We took friends to our favourite garden centre for brunch We went out with Tilly twice a dayI requested a timeslot for the first parents/teacher meeting of the new school year. It will be over ZoomWe spent the morning … Continue reading Me on Monday

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

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 6: I've put the heavier weight duvets back on the beds too soon. Day 7: The chance to spend … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | 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: A new recipe always takes much longer to prepare and serve than anticipated. Day 2: The Boy will … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

There's always something to see in town Slow Summer outings were defined like this: Choose a quirky/unusual destination in townGo and look at itTake photosGo for coffee and cakeGo home And that's exactly what we did. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I did, however, make great use of this book. Where possible, we … Continue reading Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

Me on Monday

It was a week where we embraced the return of the back-to-school routine. There were haircuts all roundThe Boy returned to school in Year 10 (after producing two negative tests)My copy of The Heart Principle finally arrived. (I think Helen Hoang essentially rewrote this book during the final edit, because the story now is nothing … Continue reading Me on Monday

Northern Road Trip | Paddleboarding & Kayaking on Coniston Water

The Sunday morning of our long weekend in South Lakeland produced the worst of the weather. 😦 The Boy and The-Friend-Who-Is-Like-My-Brother didn't let a little mizzle and low cloud stop them. The Boy initially went out in the single kayak and then tried out the paddleboard. The Boy has difficulty with co-ordination but managed not … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Paddleboarding & Kayaking on Coniston Water

Van Gogh Alive | Kensington Gardens

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. It's a pretty impressive set up. It's also hugely popular. What it's not, however, is an ideal set up for visitors with autism. The Boy was overwhelmed within 10 minutes and I spent … Continue reading Van Gogh Alive | Kensington Gardens