Having chosen to use these 100 days of creativity to square away numerous unfinished projects, I've made a promising start. I haven't missed a day, although one day found me adding a photo and embellishments at 10 pm. On day 1, I knocked off a Project Life spread from when I took with The Boy … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | One Month In
I mentioned a few weeks ago, roundabout six, to be exact, that I was giving up crisps, biscuits and sweets for Lent. I survived the whole of Lent without them, but there's no denying it was hard. How I missed them! Here's what I discovered about myself ... I've been consuming those things without ever … Continue reading Did I Give Up on Giving Up?
You may have seen last week that we recently took The Boy Child to see the masterpiece that is Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The … Continue reading Blood Brothers
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2016: I wrote about it being six months. In 2013: I wrote about right now. In 2010: I posted a recipe. … Continue reading On This Day
I was late reading any novels this month. The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins: I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it. Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018
I've always thought that Lord Trenchard had a warped sense of humour when he founded the Royal Air Force on 1st April, 1918. The centenary has been on my radar for a while, obviously, and throughout March I attempted to gather up any photos of me in my uniform. Of course, because I served in … Continue reading The RAF at 100
I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I’d wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn’t got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.Grand Central Terminal in Midtown is surely one … Continue reading New York City | Grand Central Terminal
The two year anniversaries for both Mum and Grandad Paddy have passed in the last few weeks, so it's not surprising that I've been reading about death this month. Not in a morbid kind of way, but in a realistic and occasionally humorous kind of way. With the End in Mind | Dying, Death and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about Death
A well written novel can take you to so many different places geographically. Here's a just for fun list of my 5 favourite novels set around the globe: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute: My all time favourite novel. We meet our heroine, Jean Paget, post Second World War when she lives in my bit of West … Continue reading Reading My Way Around the World