Me on Tuesday | 19 April

It was the second week of the Easter holidays and we had visitors. We took my God Daughter and her parents to Cambridge for the dayWe went out to brunchWe went to Kew GardensTilly went for an overdue haircutOur visitors went homeThe Boy and I went book buying in HatchardsThe Boy and I went to … Continue reading Me on Tuesday | 19 April

The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

Westminster Bridge, March 2020 It's two years today since the PM announced the UK's first lockdown and issued a stay-at-home order. Two years. Covid-19 is still here. Covid cases are rising again, as are the number of Covid-related deaths. The UK has lifted all restrictions. The four Home nations are not united in their approach. … Continue reading The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

Me on Monday

It was a week of the tail end of Storm Barra, dark evenings and clear, bright mornings. Saturday's Sunrise - 07.48 hours I finished the Christmas cards and posted themI made an appointment to see the orthodontistI went to Carols by CandlelightWe received an invitation to spend New Year with our closest friendsI paid the … Continue reading Me on Monday

Festival of Remembrance 2021

I had the honour of being in the audience at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organised by the Royal British Legion, this year the festival commemorated the charity's 100 years of service to the Armed Forces community. Tomos Roberts (aka Tomfoolery) reciting Alive with Poppies Also marked were the 30th … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance 2021

Summer Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2021 | Final Link-up

Today is the third and final link-up for this year’s SPHS and is hosted by the lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. #2: Favourite Time of Day - any time spent with a flask of tea by the Thames. #9: Something Older Than You - Keats. You can read his story here. #11: The Shape of Round - a … Continue reading Summer Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2021 | Final Link-up

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 17 (and Probably The Final Part)

As previously mentioned, I'd chosen to end my Covid journals on the day all restrictions were lifted in England. Let's begin with the delay in ending Covid restrictions and an updated green list. I made an interactive flap and used patterned paper of Europe to add interest. The media had been reporting on things the … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 17 (and Probably The Final Part)

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