Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway. Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London. There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway
What a fabulous weekend of creativity! Forty eight hours in the company of like-minded women is a real treat.
Two months into the 100 Day Project and I've realised one key element ... it's all about the creativity ... doh! Does it really matter that I skipped a day or two here and there? That I subsequently produced more than one embellished journaling card on another day? Nope … because it's all about the … Continue reading 100 Day Project | Two Months In
The Friday before half-term was Sports Day and the weather was kind. The Boy Child competed in the shotput and the 800 metres. He may not have picked up any medals, but he took part and managed to throw the shot further than previous years. We call that a win.
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2015, The Boy Child and I were dining out. In 2012, I was taking an online class and I was talking … Continue reading One This Day
When I began wearing braces in March 2017, the end goal was always to have them removed before the end of May this year.That goal was achieved last Monday, a mere 14 months and one day after they were fitted. During those 14 months, the same two questions were asked of me: Were they worth … Continue reading The (Nowhere Near) Million Dollar Smile
I was recently the victim of an attempted fraud, but thanks to the vigilance of my credit card provider, it was spotted and sorted out very quickly. It was something of a wake-up call for me, but it shouldn't have been, because I live with The Brainy One and he is someone who checks his … Continue reading Five Ways to be Financially Safe Online
I am a middle-aged woman and I am my harshest critic. There, I've said it. My half-century of living is rapidly approaching and that auspicious occasion has been an excuse to evaluate some of the behaviour traits I still persist with. ~ I am using this photo to illustrate point one ~Here's five behaviours that … Continue reading Five Behaviour Traits I Should Have Outgrown
We were back at the Royal Albert Hall over the weekend for Space Spectacular and it was, ahem, spectacular! The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performed a program of space-related music, ranging from excerpts from Holst's Planet Suite to the theme tune to Thunderbirds. Throw in a laser light show and indoor fireworks, and you can … Continue reading A Return to the Royal Albert Hall
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care