Project Life Revisited | Weeks 25 and 26

Week 25: It was a slow news week. The Boy Child had a Zoom meeting with his teacher and fellow students. Tilly had the right idea. We met up with my lovely SiL for a socially-distanced walk in the woods with the dogs. Week 26: I had an appointment at my GP's surgery. I made … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 25 and 26

Month in Numbers | June 2020

Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020

A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

You may recall reading that Hughenden is a favourite local-ish National Trust property for us, and we were delighted when its reopening was announced. So delighted that we were on their website at 06.30 on the morning that visitor slots were released in order to secure a time that suited us. We chose the perfect … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Hughenden

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

Week 23: I received a bouquet of belated-birthday-flowers from friends. We were able to book a visit to beautiful Waddesdon Manor. Week 24: Tilly had an appointment at the dog groomer. We walked up to school to collect some Maths books and it was great to see some of the staff in person. The highlight … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 23 and 24

A Socially-Distanced Return to Waddesdon Manor

With the lifting of some aspects of the UK lockdown, the National Trust has reopened some of its sites and introduced a booking system for visitors. Keen for a change of scenery and a chance to go out in the car, we booked a visit to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. (Our favourites - Hughenden and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Waddesdon Manor

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

Great Coxwell Barn

We met up with friends recently in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside. The meeting point was the Great Barn in the village of Great Coxwell. The barn is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th-century grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey. Built from Cotswold rubble-stone walling, the barn is an impressive reminder … Continue reading Great Coxwell Barn

A Return to Hughenden Manor | 1940s Weekend

Hughenden Manor is one of our favourite localish National Trust properties and having stumbled across their 1940s weekend last year, I was pleased to see that it was being run again in September. This year, with a little forward planning, I wore vintage-style clothing ... the trousers need at least one pocket. (I bought my … Continue reading A Return to Hughenden Manor | 1940s Weekend

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