Project Life Revisited | Weeks 31 and 32

Week 31: The Boy Child's friend (and his Mum) came round for an hour or so in the garden. I met my friend's gorgeous new puppy. 🙂 I walked Tilly in the grounds of Pitzhanger Manor. We took a picnic lunch to Osterley Park. We spent a very happy Sunday in the countryside. Week 32: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 31 and 32

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 29 and 30

Week 29: We spent a few more hours walking through the woods at Hughenden. We had an unexpected photo opportunity with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños. We were invited for socially-distanced drinks in a friend's garden and The Boy Child was invited to take a dip ... I made a flip card to record the story. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 29 and 30

Month in Numbers | July 2020

Did July turn out to be joyous? Let's see what the numbers have to say: Another 31 days with lockdown measures in place. 132 days since the UK lockdown began. 12 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 6 visits with family members. 7 day of homeschooling. 3 haircuts. 100 days of the 100 Day Project complete. … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2020

Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

At this point of the year I usually have a day-to-day plan written out of how the Summer holidays might play out ... not this year. Obviously. The Boy Child's basic plan for Summer 2017 But The Boy Child still prefers to know how a day or days might be filled and winging it every … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

A Socially-Distanced Visit to Chartwell

Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill, has been on our list of National Trust properties to visit for quite a while. The current system of pre-booking and limited numbers meant that now was as good as any other time to visit. The Churchill family found the upkeep of such a large estate very … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Visit to Chartwell

A Socially-Distanced Return to Greys Court

Up there alongside Hughenden, Grays Court is one of our favourite National Trust properties to visit. We visited earlier this week and enjoyed a few hours walking around the gardens and woods with Miss Tilly. The house is currently closed, but you can learn a little about the family who owned it here. Although the … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Greys Court

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

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