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

Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

A twenty minute bus ride away from my part of West London is Richmond-upon-Thames.  Even though it has an Underground station and people claim it is in Southwest London, technically it is in the county of Surrey.   Local residents claim Richmond is a London village, but I'm not sure I agree.  It has the Thames, it has a main … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

On a Random Mission

Yesterday, I did something completely out of character.I approached two well-dressed young men and asked if they would like me to take their picture.I even suggested how they might like to pose.Let me explain ... I follow Heidi Swapp on Instagram and via her blog. As well as being what you might call a big noise in … Continue reading On a Random Mission

Learn Something New Everyday | Days 1-5

Hello, September!The Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Everyday.  Looking through my blog archives, it appears that I last participated in 2009, and even then, I'd held it over to complete in December. (Do take a peek, The Boy Child was adorable as a … Continue reading Learn Something New Everyday | Days 1-5