Month in Numbers | June 2018

There's no doubt that we had a Joyful June!Here's a look at the numbers: One black tie dinner party with 21 of our nearest and dearest.  It was a superb evening and a lot of fun!  And let's not forget the 9 of us who made it to the Survivors' Brunch the next day.  I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2018

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2018 | Link-Up #1

Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the first official link-up.  You can find this summer's list here. Here are my first few finds: 1.) The Rosiness of Red: Tomatoes on bruschetta. 3.) A Framed View: The Best Friend posing with the GoGo Getaway frame. … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2018 | Link-Up #1

My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience

Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom

The Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone (and still I didn't get there), but I did make the time to capture of the gorgeous Chelsea in Bloom.  It ran from 21-26 May, the week after that most marvellous wedding and with London still on a high, the timing was perfect. I started my walk … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Chelsea in Bloom

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