Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

A friend and I recently treated ourselves to a fashion-themed Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. If I'm honest, the dessert part of the Tea was more than a little disappointing - in flavours, rather than in presentation. The savoury element was absolutely delicious - finger sandwiches and duck profiteroles. The salad-looking … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

Me on Monday

We had more lovely Autumnal weather and did our best to be outside in it. Little Venice I smile every time I come through the front door and see our freshly decorated walls :)A friend and I treated ourselves to Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge (you might have seen a few images … Continue reading Me on Monday

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle ran her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 21: The first day of Autumn was perfect for meandering around Chelsea. Day 22: Moving scrapbooks around is heavy … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

The Chelsea Flower Show took place in late September, having been cancelled last year and delayed from May this year. And as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. Want to see? The Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street - this was my overall favourite: Tiffany, Sloane Street - I loved … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

Summer Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2021 | Final Link-up

Today is the third and final link-up for this year’s SPHS and is hosted by the lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. #2: Favourite Time of Day - any time spent with a flask of tea by the Thames. #9: Something Older Than You - Keats. You can read his story here. #11: The Shape of Round - a … Continue reading Summer Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2021 | Final Link-up

Me on Monday

It was a busy week, with lovely Autumnal weather We took delivery of a brand new mattress for our bedTilly and I met our friend for a long afternoon walkI went to see Chelsea in Bloom :)There was a day of Zoom meetings :(There was a lot of moving furniture aroundSeveral hundred books were taken … Continue reading Me on Monday

Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

There's always something to see in town Slow Summer outings were defined like this: Choose a quirky/unusual destination in townGo and look at itTake photosGo for coffee and cakeGo home And that's exactly what we did. I wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel. I did, however, make great use of this book. Where possible, we … Continue reading Slow Summer And How We Did It In The Time Of COVID

The Tusk Lion Trail

Opposite the Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square The charity Tusk currently has a pride of lions spread across Central London - an art trail with a difference. Forty seven life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the city to highlight the threats … Continue reading The Tusk Lion Trail

Month in Numbers | August 2021

Was August awesome? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 11.5 days of having the decorator in the house 30 pieces of Happy Mail written, addressed and posted 33,745 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month* 34 walks with Tilly The Boy received his 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2021