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

The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Boris Johnson has confirmed that all restrictions in England will be lifted on July 19th. I then watched the BBC News earlier this week where he said, "This pandemic is not over. We cannot go back to normal life." So why is he lifting all restrictions in England? The daily number of infections is rising … Continue reading The Lifting of England’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

On the day that eating indoors in restaurants and cafés was allowed again, a friend and I had Afternoon Tea. 🙂 I included a print out of my Mass Observation Diary (which happened before Afternoon Tea, but no matter). Dominic Cummings appeared before a parliamentary committee and let rip - it was fascinating to watch … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 16

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

The easing of lockdown across England began - Tilly and I met friends in the park, we met The Best Friends at Basildon Park, there were three haircuts and The Brainy One and I received our second doses earlier then expected. 🙂 i stitched the journaling card along the edge of the page protector. I … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

The third volume of the Covid journal is filling up ... I added a couple of postcards which made me smile. 🙂 (I've done a lot of lolling on the bed with Netflix on my laptop and Tilly next to me for company.) More stories about the EU's response to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14