Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms

The Churchill Arms, Kensington Church Street The Churchill Arms, in London's Kensington, is a traditional pub marked in summer by its beautiful award-winning floral displays. Fun Facts: The pub claims to be the first in Britain to serve Thai food (when the landlord back in 1985 teamed up with a Thai cook.)I've never set foot … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Churchill Arms

Slow Summer | The Ultimate Blue Plaque

One of the most celebrated blue plaques in London is for someone perhaps not everyone has heard of. At 16, Eaton Place, Belgravia is a plaque commemorating William Ewart, MP, the father of the blue plaque system. 🙂 Ewart lived on Eaton Place from 1830 until 1838, and was a notable reformer who, as well … Continue reading Slow Summer | The Ultimate Blue Plaque

The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Boris Johnson has confirmed that all restrictions in England will be lifted on July 19th. I then watched the BBC News earlier this week where he said, "This pandemic is not over. We cannot go back to normal life." So why is he lifting all restrictions in England? The daily number of infections is rising … Continue reading The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

On the day that eating indoors in restaurants and cafés was allowed again, a friend and I had Afternoon Tea. 🙂 I included a print out of my Mass Observation Diary (which happened before Afternoon Tea, but no matter). Dominic Cummings appeared before a parliamentary committee and let rip - it was fascinating to watch … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

The easing of lockdown across England began - Tilly and I met friends in the park, we met The Best Friends at Basildon Park, there were three haircuts and The Brainy One and I received our second doses earlier then expected. 🙂 i stitched the journaling card along the edge of the page protector. I … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

The third volume of the Covid journal is filling up ... I added a couple of postcards which made me smile. 🙂 (I've done a lot of lolling on the bed with Netflix on my laptop and Tilly next to me for company.) More stories about the EU's response to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

I read three books on American politics by the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel - If Only They Didn't Speak English; A Year At The Circus and Unpresidented: All 3 books are informative, amusing and offer an unbiased account (because he's BBC and the books are published by BBC Books) of behind the scenes … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12

After the announcement from Boris earlier this week, there is definitely hope that we are on the way out of this ... I've included what I've/we've been binge-watching and six numerical facts, alongside some positive signs of Spring and a reflective moment: Lots of good news re the vaccine rollout program and continued speculation that … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12