Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

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 last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up#3

Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the third official link-up. You can find this summer’s list here. 7) An Unexpected Reflection: There's me, captured in the mirror. 9) Looks Smaller Than You: Statue of King Charles II at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 12) Bell(s): … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up#3

10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

Here's my Top 10 of things I do in order to feel better: Make a cup of tea - the cure for all ills.  Use your favourite mug, blow the dust off the teapot and once made, cradle said mug in your hands while you stare into space for 10 minutes. Take a nap - … Continue reading 10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

National Army Museum

After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum

Summer Art Installation | Serpentine Gallery

The Summer art installation at the Serpentine gallery in London's Hyde Park is firmly in place.  Which is no mean feat when you consider that The Mastaba (basically a pyramid without a peak) is actually floating on the Serpentine.Designed by internationally acclaimed artist Christo, it is his first major public, outdoor work in the UK.  … Continue reading Summer Art Installation | Serpentine Gallery

Month in Numbers | July 2018

Did July turn out to be jubilantly joyful?  Let's see what the numbers say: 270 lengths of the pool at the gym. My highest daily step count was 24,898. Just 10 scrapbook pages made (and no TN spreads) this month. 34ºC: our highest temperature this month.  It's been incredible; surely on of the hottest Julys … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2018