Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | December

The Boy spent time during the Christmas holidays learning the routes he will need to travel for his upcoming work experience. Using the Elizabeth Line, he has to be able to get himself to and from two different locations, in parts of West London he is wholly unfamiliar with. The design is one I tweaked … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | December

Annual Blog Review | 2022

Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2021. Awkward selfie #1 Awkward selfie #2 Let’s also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 250 posts, totaling 37,544 words. There were 1,422 comments and 984 likes. I have 420 followers. Throughout 2022 one thing continued to remain … Continue reading Annual Blog Review | 2022

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia Hotel in London’s West End

A friend and I treated ourselves to a Festive Afternoon Tea recently and it was fabulous! We went to the Corinthia Hotel, which is two minutes from Embankment Tube Station. The service was a little fussy for my tastes, but the presentation and the attention to detail were both faultless. Fancy sausage roll Delicious cakes … Continue reading Festive Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia Hotel in London’s West End

December Daily 2022 | Days 16-20

December Daily is off and running and I’m using the mini book I made recently to record twenty five stories of our Christmas season. Additional journaling cards are from In a Creative Bubble. Day 16 | The story of the day was about the Christmas Lights in town. I made a small pocket, which I then filled with … Continue reading December Daily 2022 | Days 16-20

Me on Monday | 19 December

It was a week of unexpected weather and full of festive fun. We had snow I had my flu jab The Boy starred in his Christmas Concert. He sang a solo. The first verse of Silent Night. In German. A friend and I went for a festive Afternoon Tea The same friend and I went … Continue reading Me on Monday | 19 December

Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols | Royal Festival Hall 2022

After missing a few years because of the pandemic, The Boy and I returned to the Royal Festival Hall recently for the Sing-a-Long Christmas Carol Concert and had a brilliant time. Christmas jumpers and Santa hats were the order of the day. The concert’s presenter was Jonathan Cohen, a noted composer, conductor and performer and Louise Dearman was … Continue reading Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols | Royal Festival Hall 2022

December Daily | Days 6-10

December Daily is off and running and I’m using the mini book I made recently to record twenty five stories of our Christmas season. Additional journaling cards are from In a Creative Bubble. Day 6 | The story of the day was the Christmas decorations in London's Covent Garden. Extra photos and a journaling card were slipped into … Continue reading December Daily | Days 6-10

Me on Monday | 12 December

It was a week where there was sunshine, cold days and mixed emotions. Restaurant in Covent Garden The Boy had his flu jab at school I tackled weeding the front flower bed I wrapped more Christmas gifts I bought the last few Christmas gifts I nipped into town on the Elizabeth Line I finished the … Continue reading Me on Monday | 12 December

Four Ways to Give Back During A Time Of Increasing Need For Many

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important.  The Brainy One and I give to charity all year-round and have done since we were first married. This year, so many more people are in need … Continue reading Four Ways to Give Back During A Time Of Increasing Need For Many

Me on Monday | 5 December

It was a week where it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I went to the salon to have my eyebrows done The Brainy One and I initiated an Autumn Clean - the inside of windows and a deep clean of our oven were top of the list The Brainy One went to … Continue reading Me on Monday | 5 December