December Daily | Days 16-20

Welcome to December Daily, my favourite project of the year. Day 16: was the day London moved up into Tier 3 - Very High Risk. Day 17: was the last day of term and Christmas Jumper Day. Day 18: was the day I planned which festive films I'd like to watch. (So far, The Boy … Continue reading December Daily | Days 16-20

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 8

The UK reached a new low in the fight against Covid-19 when the government announced an official death rate of over 50,000. The UK prime minister announced that he would be self-isolating for two weeks after hosting a face-to-face breakfast meeting where a Conservative MP later tested positive. In good news, Moderna announced a 95% … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 8

Four Fun Things

Anticipating a lot more time spent outside over the next few months, I'm eyeing this coat from Canada Goose and hoping Santa might leave it under our tree. A Promised Land will also be under the tree and later, on my bookshelf next to Michelle. Check out Julie on Instagram - she hasn't lost her … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 7

The Covid-19 journal has now spread into a second album. I've included a title page: Then it's onto the news that President Trump had tested positive for Covid-19. Following him is a newspaper cutting highlighting the new tier regulations that came into force in mid-October, a letter from our local council and the Tier-system press … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 7

Right Now …

Listening to: Nico's playlist and Elgar's Enigma Variations - Nimrod is my favourite piece. Watching: Michael Palin's travel programs via the BBC iPlayer. Reading: everything by new-to-me author, Mhairi McFarlane (she'll be mentioned in my For the Love of Books post at the end of the month). Making: lists for Christmas - gift ideas (most … Continue reading Right Now …

Month in Numbers | October 2020

How did October pan out in these weird times? Let's see what the numbers had to say: 46 walks with Tilly. 4 haircuts. 5 visits with family members. Another month with Covid-19 restrictions in place across the UK. London has now spent 15 days in Tier 2 - High. I fully expect another national lockdown … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2020

Four Fun Things

In a Creative Bubble has released their latest Christmas offering and it's fab. 🙂 Americast on BBC Sounds is perfect for those of us who want a clearer understanding of American politics. Both Emily Maitlis and John Sopel are brilliant. I may have begun my Christmas shopping and even wrapped a few gifts. I may … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 39 and 40

Week 39: The week began with a visit to the orthodontist. I dropped off a lot of donations at Oxfam. Autumn had arrived, but I remained sockless. The PM addressed the Nation for a second time and he left me frustrated and annoyed. Week 40: I met up with my friends for a socially-distanced chat … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 39 and 40

Learn Something New Every Day 2020 | Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 26: Sorting out my sock drawer is strangely therapeutic. 🙂 Day 27: Compiling a dog-walking playlist from songs mentioned … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day 2020 | Days 26-30

Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy

The Polish Embassy in London is currently hosting a free exhibition about the many Poles who flew with the RAF and helped defend Britain from the Luftwaffe in the summer and autumn of 1940. With the current Covid-19 restrictions regarding public gatherings , the 20-panel exhibit hangs on the railings of the embassy. The story … Continue reading Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain | 80th Anniversary Exhibition at the Polish Embassy