Road Trip to Normandy | Bayeux and Ranville War Cemeteries

It's all very well visiting the towns and beaches from the Normandy campaign, but I also felt that our visit wouldn't have been complete if we hadn't paid our respects to Britain's war dead. The cemeteries offer an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember. Bayeux War Cemetery Cpl Sidney Bates, VC, lies in Bayeux War … Continue reading Road Trip to Normandy | Bayeux and Ranville War Cemeteries

Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to attend the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. This year I made it happen for The Boy Child and me. On the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday, the Royal British Legion hosts a televised commemoration and celebration of the our … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

Gogo Getaway | After Hours

Those of you who attend residential scrapbooking retreats will know that sticking and gluing goes on well in to the wee small hours.  Most people bring along their own projects to work on (I started work on this year's December Daily), but for those who hadn’t, the GoGo Getaway ladies had two self-paced classes available. … Continue reading Gogo Getaway | After Hours

Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

"The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone." Mary Quant If you read Friday's post, you'll know that Sian and I saw the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently. Mary Quant was a trendsetter in more ways than I'd realised. As we moved from display case … Continue reading Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

My gorgeous god daughter did something pretty amazing at the start of the summer. She chose to cut her hair ... ... and donate the pony tail to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair … Continue reading A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

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.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 26: Chasing up estimates for work you need done is demoralising. Whatever happened old-fashioned customer service? Day 27: … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

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.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 21: Some authors appear to not want to be contactable via a mailing address. Day 22: The scrapbooking … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

Learn Something New Every day | Days 16-20

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.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 16: It's okay not to learn something new every day. 🙂 Day 17: My haemoglobin level was one … Continue reading Learn Something New Every day | Days 16-20

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.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 11: Dental hygienists are not allowed to wear nail varnish at work. Who knew? Day 12: Helen Hoang's … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15