Four Fun Things

Cup of Jo highlighted Brooklyn's rainbows and we could all do with a few rainbows in our lives right now. Daily walks with Tilly - time to enjoy her attitude to life. Birdsong in West London is now clearly audible thanks to the lack of road traffic, Tube trains and aircraft overhead. Never was memory … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

What now for This West London Life?  If we're not going anywhere, what will I write about? The lunch we were throwing for family and close friends to mark The Boy Child becoming a teenager?  Cancelled. The Road Trip to Bruges in Belgium during the Easter holidays?  Cancelled. The return visit to Jersey at the … Continue reading Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

A friend of ours is about to turn 40 years old and thankfully chose to hold her birthday brunch early - the gathering was probably the last social gathering for quite a while. #socialdistancing. Our friend has been through quite a tough few years and it was lovely to see her welcome her forthcoming decade … Continue reading The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 9 and 10

Week 9: Yet another winter storm - Storm Jorge, although London got off fairly lightly. I spent an afternoon with my friend at St. Mary's, Paddington (I've obscured her face to protect her privacy and made a flip-up pocket to hide the journaling). The Boy Child and I went on a Mum and Son date … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 9 and 10

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Week 7: Storm Ciara brought a tree down onto our neighbour's house (no-one was hurt, thankfully). There's a new kitchen at the planning and design stage. We attended Cachirulo's 5th birthday party. There are additional photos and journaling behind the 6x4 photo (You can just see the top of The Colombian's head). The 3x4 journaling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

This year's the 25th Annual Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens celebrates the diversity of Indonesia. Over 5,000 species of orchids can be found in Indonesia; the Festival is celebrating the cultural and natural diversity that is scattered across the country's archipelago of 17,504 islands. The Festival is on until Sunday, 8 March 2020. Entry is included … Continue reading Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Found just around the corner from Victoria Coach Station, Elizabeth Street might just be the loveliest street in London. With many of its buildings dating back to the 1860s, the street is full of listed architecture. It shows off the elegance Belgravia is known for and provides a great backdrop for the shops and restaurants … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6

Week 5: It was a peculiar week. The Brainy One was away in Marrakech. I was still reeling from the news of a friend's death and subsequently spent a fair bit of time arranging travel plans and accommodation so I could attend his funeral. And the UK finally and formally left the EU. Week 6: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6