Ceremony of the Keys | Tower of London

The Brainy One and I recently had the good fortune to be part of a private tour of the Tower of London, which ended with viewing the historic Ceremony of the Keys. Source Footsteps echo in the darkness.  The sentry cries out, "Halt, who comes there?"  The Yeoman Warder replies, "The keys."  "Whose keys?"  "Queen Elizabeth's … Continue reading Ceremony of the Keys | Tower of London

Scrapping in 2019 #11

Over the last few weeks I've enjoyed putting our Summer into albums - some traditional 12x12 pages, a few Project Life pocket pages and a few hybrid pages combining the two options. This first one documents the afternoon and evening The Boy Child and I spent being tourists in London. The second spread documents Cachirulo … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #11

Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

"The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone." Mary Quant If you read Friday's post, you'll know that Sian and I saw the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently. Mary Quant was a trendsetter in more ways than I'd realised. As we moved from display case … Continue reading Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

I had thought that I seemed to be slipping behind with this year long project, but I actually managed a further nine thank you letters over the last quarter, just one less that in the second quarter. As in the previous two quarters, the majority were delivered by the Royal Mail. Two were delivered by … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #3

The lovely Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is hosting the annual Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is joining in. Here are my final finds: #7: A curving path: Path around Horse Shoe Pond - 25 August 2019 #9: A bridge: Luxembourg City - 18 August … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #3

Dior at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Thanks to the generosity of a friend, I was able to catch the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert museum. It was everything I hoped it would be and I am someone who is usually ambivalent about fashion. I prefer the earlier designs, dating from 1947 and Dior's New Look, … Continue reading Dior at the Victoria & Albert Museum