When he was small, I picked which films we saw at the cinema. The very first one? The Smurfs. We had a lot of fun watching the likes of Epic, The Lorax and Arthur Christmas (no, we actually left mid-way through that one because he couldn't be quiet). Finding Dory, August 2016 As he got … Continue reading Cinematic Choice
The Postal Museum in Central London reveals the surprising and fascinating story of the first social network. There's a lot of hands-on stuff for younger visitors and the exhibits are presented in a child-friendly fashion. Mural on the side of the Museum The highlight of the Museum is the Mail Rail, a 15 minute ride … Continue reading The Postal Museum
In June, 2017, I wrote that I had been on the receiving end of the cruel act of ghosting and was asked recently if the situation behind the ghosting had been resolved. Almost two years on and no, it hasn't. I've hesitated about commenting further here about what happened to me and, ultimately, have decided … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Ghosted
The Boy Child has begun travel training; a supported transition to enable him to travel to and from school by himself. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't anxious. Travel training begins - the trainer is just out of sight around the corner The Boy Child has a comprehensive timetable of how his … Continue reading Travel Training Begins
This year's 100 Day Project is live! This year, I've decided to use the 100 Day Project to finish off the handful of abandoned works in progress I have around the place. Five UFOs to tackle In no particular order, I have the following UFOs: A small album recording each day of London 2012 The … Continue reading 100 Day Project
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. Sparkling in History, July 1981 Without a doubt, History was my favourite subject. … Continue reading What Was Your Favourite Subject at School?
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. The mark that put me at the bottom of the class for Chemistry … Continue reading What Was Your Least Favourite Subject at School?
Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey is near Dorking in Surrey and around an hour's drive from West London. It was the weekend party house of Margaret 'Maggie' Greville, a popular and powerful socialite in the early 1900s. Margaret Greville's desk Mrs Greville bequeathed the estate to the National Trust after initially having planned to leave it … Continue reading Polesden Lacey
That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
Pitzhanger Manor Pitzhanger Manor is in West London and recently reopened to the public after a three-year restoration. The budget for the project was a staggering £12M. Pitshanger Manor and Gallery From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat. He … Continue reading Pitzhanger Manor