Scrapping in 2018 #2

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

OLW – Nourish & the Traveler’s Notebook

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

Kew Gardens | Life in Death

During our recent visit to Kew Gardens for the orchid festival, we also took time to see Rebecca Louise Law's beautiful installation, Life in Death.  The exhibition showcases her personal collection of plants and flowers, dried and preserved over a six year period. Apparently, it is her most intricate large-scale artwork to date and examines our relationship … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Life in Death

Month in Numbers | February 2018

February flew by, short month that it was.  Let's take a look at how it turned out:I met with friends twice for coffee and a chat. 20,117 was my highest daily step count. 14 pancakes were made, tossed and consumed on Shrove Tuesday. 180 lengths were swum by me.  Visits were hampered by half-term and … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2018

Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival

During the recent half-term, we visited the 23rd Orchid Festival in Kew Gardens.  We were there for opening time and were able to wander around the fantastic displays freely.The festival this year celebrates Thailand and the 1,100 orchids which can be found there.  As well as stunning displays, there's a rice paddy and an orchid … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival

This Weekend I …

We kicked off the weekend with some unexpected, but entirely welcome, visitors...... we left them in bed on Saturday morning when we left the house early for Autism | Early Birds at the Science Museum.After our friends left, the afternoon saw us catch up with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños for a belated 3rd birthday get … Continue reading This Weekend I …

London’s Independent Bookshops

Sadly, the UK has just one national chain of bookshops left.  Thankfully, there are numerous independent bookshops around the country that are managing to hang on and keep their doors open; London has some real gems. Here are three of my favourite: John Sandoe Books can be found just off the King's Road in Chelsea (nearest Tube: … Continue reading London’s Independent Bookshops