TGIF | With A Difference

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown's new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It's Friday, but in Brené's world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Chihuly at Kew Gardens Trusting: that The Boy … Continue reading TGIF | With A Difference

The 100 Day Project | Two Months In

Throughout May, I continued to crack on with The History Project and can now report that it is finally complete! I did enjoy the project, but it was in danger of becoming a chore. The History Project I've completed some more of the small album about London 2012. This has been about 75% full for … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | Two Months In

Inspiration for Spring and Summer Salads Needed

Cobb salad With the arrival of better weather, I'm encouraging salad to make a consistent appearance on our evening dinner plates. But what to do when The Boy Child only really likes the tomato and cucumber branches of the salad family tree (although he does eat a lot of them on a regular basis)? Salads … Continue reading Inspiration for Spring and Summer Salads Needed

New York City | The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue opened its doors to the public in 1959 and was the recipient of mixed reactions - curiosity, admiration and even scorn. Today, the Guggenheim is recognised as one of the greatest architectural accomplishments of the twentieth century. Art Deco splendour The rotunda was closed on the day of my … Continue reading New York City | The Guggenheim

What Solo International Travel Has Taught Me

I'm heading out on a solo adventure shortly and I'm excited! My first taste of solo international travel took me all the way to Gibraltar in February, 2003 - chosen for the short flight time, its innate Britishness coupled with a 'foreign' appeal and English as the national language. I went for just 2 nights … Continue reading What Solo International Travel Has Taught Me

The 100 Day Project | One Month In

Having chosen to use these 100 days of creativity to square away numerous unfinished projects, I've made a promising start. I haven't missed a day, although one day found me adding a photo and embellishments at 10 pm. On day 1, I knocked off a Project Life spread from when I took with The Boy … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | One Month In