TGIF With a Difference #7

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. Trusting: that my new passport won't take too long to arrive. … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #7

Summer Check List | How We Did

I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays ... here's how we got on with them: Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or … Continue reading Summer Check List | How We Did

Month in Numbers | August 2019

I was a little concerned that as August rolled by, I wouldn't have enough numbers for a round-up - I didn't go to the pool at the gym once, I didn't scrapbook (apart from working on the Summer travel journal) and the Year of Thanking project was all but ignored until the last day or … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2019

Slow Summer #4 | Freddie’s House

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, The Boy Child and I spent a hour or so tracking down Freddie Mercury's former home in Logan Place, Kensington ... because, why not? Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place, Kensington After Freddie's death, the mansion (for that is what is behind the high walls) … Continue reading Slow Summer #4 | Freddie’s House

TGIF With a Difference #6

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. Thankful: for the countryside that is so easily accessible from West … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #6

Slow Summer #3 | The Skinny House

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, some outings have involved simply going to look at one of London's quirkiest buildings. Standing in a quiet square sandwiched between South Kensington tube station and the Victoria & Albert Museum is a rather unusual block of flats. Number 5 Thurloe … Continue reading Slow Summer #3 | The Skinny House

Tour of the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world (even when parts of it are hidden under seems like acres of scaffolding). With Big Ben's Elizabeth Tower at one end and the Victoria Tower at the other, its striking façade stretches for 287 metres alongside the River Thames. The palace … Continue reading Tour of the Palace of Westminster