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

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 16: Waking up in the middle of the night to discover the Met Police's helicopter hovering approximately 300 feet … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1

We are currently living through something that future generations will learn about in their school History lessons. As a memory keeper, I felt it was important to create a record of my own family's experience. I'm mostly using pocket pages in 6x8, with cards for the journaling from my favourite In a Creative Bubble. I'm … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1

Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?

The atmosphere in our bit of suburban West London is strange. There's a sense of waiting and I don't just mean the lengthy queues every morning outside the local branches of Superdrug and Boots. Right now, life feels ominous but semi-normal. Certain shelves in the local supermarket are empty. Dried pasta, toilet rolls and any … Continue reading Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?

The Luck of the Irish

Outside the Irish Embassy, August 2018 Like many people who grew up in England's North West, I have Irish ancestry on both branches of my family tree. North and South of the border. Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland. Migration to England in both the 19th and the 20th Centuries. It's something that I've been … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish

Tour of the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world (even when parts of it are hidden under seems like acres of scaffolding). With Big Ben's Elizabeth Tower at one end and the Victoria Tower at the other, its striking façade stretches for 287 metres alongside the River Thames. The palace … Continue reading Tour of the Palace of Westminster