Month in Numbers | April 2018

Blimey, that first quarter of 2018 has whizzed by!  Let's see if April lived up to its promise of awesomeness: We were fortunate to spend 5 nights in Washington, DC.  I sent a total of 2 postcards (What?!  I'm suffering from postcard writing fatigue, obviously) and took 341 photos in the process. A highest Daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2018

Kew Gardens | Life in Death

During our recent visit to Kew Gardens for the orchid festival, we also took time to see Rebecca Louise Law's beautiful installation, Life in Death.  The exhibition showcases her personal collection of plants and flowers, dried and preserved over a six year period. Apparently, it is her most intricate large-scale artwork to date and examines our relationship … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Life in Death

Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival

During the recent half-term, we visited the 23rd Orchid Festival in Kew Gardens.  We were there for opening time and were able to wander around the fantastic displays freely.The festival this year celebrates Thailand and the 1,100 orchids which can be found there.  As well as stunning displays, there's a rice paddy and an orchid … Continue reading Kew Gardens | Orchid Festival

Weekday Walks |Kensington Mews

Of all the different types of architecture on offer in London, the hidden away mews are my absolute favourite.  And as you might expect, the wealthier parts of our capital have the best examples of them. I began and ended my walk at South Kensington tube station and my walk took around 90 minutes (plus 20 … Continue reading Weekday Walks |Kensington Mews

Blog Review | 2017

Happy New Year to you and yours! The last quarter of 2017 saw me giving this blog a lot of thought.  Not about stopping (as so many favourite bloggers appear to have done in 2017), but more about the direction and content.  Earlier in the year, someone had told me that my blog was all … Continue reading Blog Review | 2017

December Daily | Days 6-10

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let's take a look at how days 6-10 turned out: Day 6: The Year 6 Carol Service at school.  Always a delight.  Mostly.A journaling card, a few embellishments and a photo of the church after the service was all that was needed. Day 7: The arrival of The Boy … Continue reading December Daily | Days 6-10

Month in Numbers | October

I don't know where October went.  I seem to have blinked and missed it!  Let's see if October was oarsome {ahem}:During our three days long road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders, we visited 4 new-to-us destinations: Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe, Lacock and Avebury.  We covered some 350 miles, most of which were on beautiful 'B' roads.  … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October

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 …

Instagram | How to Make The Most of Your Feed

Instagram recently celebrated its 10th birthday and my feed just passed its 1000th post.  Never one to be on trend, I signed up two years ago and thought now was a good time to share a few things I've learned along the way. Instagram is easy to use.  Use the private account option if you must, … Continue reading Instagram | How to Make The Most of Your Feed