Holland Park is a London anomaly in that the area has no official boundaries. It lies within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Those who live there will tell you that Holland Park is found between Kensington High Street (to the South), Holland Road (to the West), Holland Park Avenue (to the North) and … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Holland Park
London is currently purple lilac, and not because of the Royal Wedding. Blossom season has been and gone and the wisteria is now bursting out everywhere you look. Because of the late arrival of Spring, thanks to the Beast from the East, it's later than usual, but still stunning. Take a look ...
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
How I love this project! This month, there's a spread that features me. Wonders will never cease, that makes two occasions so far this year where I make an appearance.And sometimes a photo of a cute cat sums up exactly what you want to convey.Back in January, I thought I might struggle to fill a … Continue reading OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook
Our weekend in a nutshell: supper at the pub, the tower of Westminster Cathedral, Bicester Scramble, Pimm's and supper in the garden.
A friend recently treated me to Afternoon Tea with a difference. We spent 90 minutes aboard a classic Routemaster London bus, sipping tea and scoffing nibbling dainty sandwiches and tiny cakes as we went.It was great fun, although I was initially rather concerned about sloppage from the teapots ... no need. Your preferred hot drink … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Friends know that I love me a whole bunch of facts and figures. Especially about my adopted home city. The quirkier the better.Which is why I was delighted recently to be given a copy of Bizarre London by David Long. Divided into twenty two chapters, it's perfect for dipping into ... opening at random and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about London
This month has seen me finally wrapping up an outstanding project ... some six months or so since our return from Spain, and I've added the final page to our holiday album. Because, tapas. And who could resist those cute embellishments?I made a page about The Boy Child's coffee and books remark. Ferrari: Under … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #2
I'm becoming quite attached to my One Little Word Traveler's Notebook. (We Brits would ordinarily use two 'l's ...) It sits on the side of my desk, nestled up to the keyboard, which means it's hard to ignore. And that's a good thing, because I began 2018 with the desire to record the moments that … Continue reading OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook