Summer Road Trip 2022 | Ypres | Belgium

Our first Road Trip outside of the UK since the advent of the pandemic and BREXIT - we chose the small city of Ypres (also known as Ieper) in Flanders, Belgium as our destination - a ton of British Military History, great beer and delicious chocolate. 🙂 Grote Markt, Ypres The city of Ypres might … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Ypres | Belgium

Me On Tuesday | 12 July

It was a week of WFT in British politics. 🙂 Tilly and I went to the pub to meet friends for drinksI arranged to meet another autism-mum for a cuppa next week - strength in numbersThe makings of the bespoke bookcase were deliveredThe weather was fantastic!I learnt that the installation of the bookcase would be … Continue reading Me On Tuesday | 12 July

Me on Monday | 27 June

It was another week of great weather, decorating and a swerve into US politics. My back has been much better, but still not fully recovered - looks as though I pulled a muscleThe Brainy One and I cleared the playroom in preparation for its rebirth as the libraryRedecoration began :)The Boy spent three days at … Continue reading Me on Monday | 27 June

Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To

I am a huge fan of BBC Sounds (available globally for free) and have taken to listening to a podcast when I'm out with Tilly. Here's 8 podcasts I've been listening to lately. Listening in The Coming Storm with Gabriel Gatehouse: QAnon and the plot to break reality - a journey into the dark undergrowth … Continue reading Eight Podcasts Worth Listening To

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