Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 11: I can walk home from his new school in around 30 minutes.  Think of what … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

Month in Numbers | August 2018

Did August turn out to be awesome?  Let's see what the numbers made of it: 9: the number of nights we spent in Valencia, Spain. 2: the number of scrapbooking layouts I completed (including this one).  That's what the Summer holidays do for my creativity. Nil: the number of lengths swum by me in the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2018

A Return to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Our first outing of the Summer holidays was a return to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, where we found much better weather than last year.I actively didn't take that many photos, just enough for a scrapbook page and I enjoyed not looking at things through a viewfinder.As I said last year, the museum has … Continue reading A Return to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Month in Numbers | July 2018

Did July turn out to be jubilantly joyful?  Let's see what the numbers say: 270 lengths of the pool at the gym. My highest daily step count was 24,898. Just 10 scrapbook pages made (and no TN spreads) this month. 34ºC: our highest temperature this month.  It's been incredible; surely on of the hottest Julys … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2018

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