Weekday Walks | Belgravia

The district of Belgravia lies mostly to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, and is bounded by Knightsbridge (the road) to the north, Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west.  Most of the land belongs to the Grosvenor Estate, the property company of the … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Belgravia

Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2017

September's seen in a drop in how much reading I've managed. Just one finished, with one on the go and two waiting. The novel I finished (on Kindle) was The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh. Imagine a place populated by criminals - people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who've been granted new identities … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2017

Month in Numbers | June

There was plenty of joy to be found in June;let's take a look at some of it:20,132: the highest number of steps I achieved on a daily count during the month.  I continue to be astonished at how much ground I can coveron any given day.74.6%: the turnout to vote on Election Day in our constituency was high.The … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 15-21 {and that elusive #13}

This is the fourth year I've participated in Rinda's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt.You can see this year's list here.#15: A team logo.The logo of Liverpool Football Club on the arms of The Boy Child's glasses.#16: A map showing a trip taken during the time period.The bus route map of Bermuda; it was consulted a lot.#17: Twins. Conjoined strawberries … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 15-21 {and that elusive #13}

Month in Numbers | June

June was, in parts, rather joyful.Here's a look at some of it.(I decided not to include any numbers relating to Bermuda,for fear of causing you to roll your eyes.Bermuda?  Again?)17.41 Million voted to leave, 16.14 Million voted to remain.  The outcome of the EU Referendum has pretty much been the only topic of conversation across the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June

London Through My Lens | Bayswater

Bayswater is one of those bits of London that no-one is exactly sure where it is.You'll find it between Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch.  It makes up part of the Hyde Park Estate and there's no denying that it's an expensive part of town. Lots of properties are owned by people who live elsewhere for the biggest … Continue reading London Through My Lens | Bayswater

Scrapbooking National Events

Back in early May, when The Brainy One and I went to vote, we took The Boy Child with us.The Boy Child was very interested in the proceedings.The Returning Officer was very interested in knowing thatI hadn't allowed a minor to mark my ballot paper. I hadn't.I don't often include national or international news stories in our … Continue reading Scrapbooking National Events