This Weekend I …

... nearly ran out of steam in my role as Family's Entertainment Officer.  Neither Plans A or B for Saturday came to fruition thanks to a combination of wet weather, 'emergency' road works and long queues. Plan C was simply a walk around St. James's Park, lunch in a coffee shop and a new magazine.  It … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

... The weekend was almost a complete washout.  We had heavy rain and some snow both days.  I cancelled our plans to go into town to see Lumiere London and quickly devised Plan B.Saturday's Plan B basically consisted of dodging the rain showers to have lunch in a coffee shop, purely because The Boy Child was beginning to show … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

After last week's busy weekend, we opted for a slower pace.  We chose to ignore the overcast skies and headed out on Saturday for a day of fresh air along the Thames.Sunday saw us closer to home.We caught up with our dog-walker friends in the local park before heading home to tackle the clothing requirements for The … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

Our weekend with friends began early.  The Boy Child and I went directly into town from school pick-up so that we could see the West End's Christmas lights before arriving at the station to meet our friends.Saturday saw us be a little like tourists in the West End - Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. There may have been … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

An early start on Saturday for Autism | Early Birds at the Science Museum, and an unobstructed view of the neighbouring Natural History Museum's ice rink and Christmas tree.There then followed pretty much a rerun of when we were last in town early for Dawnosaurs - hot chocolate and toast, Christmas windows, lunch and a … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

The early hours of Saturday morning brought the first frost to our part of West London but, as we woke to blue sky and sunshine, we didn't allow the cold to deter us.  Our destination was the beautiful setting of Waddesdon Manor, the former home of the Rothschild family.  It passed to the National Trust  in … Continue reading This Weekend I …

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Memos: Mail: Me

On the Happy Mail front this week, the Postie bought me a beautiful note from Julie (in response to Happy Mail I'd sent her).  But as we all know, unsolicited Happy Mail is welcome, whatever the reason behind it.     Despite the mizzle and wintry nip in the air this weekend, we wrapped up warmly and made the most of being outside.  … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …