Where Do You Look For Inspiration?

I used to have walls of inspiration; these days, I have the side of a filing cabinet. On it you'll find photos, postcards, four years of One Little Word and quotations from fictional characters. The filing cabinet sits to the right of my desk, which means the montage is only visible if you are actually … Continue reading Where Do You Look For Inspiration?

A Year of Thanking | 2nd Quarter Review

I'll be honest here ... I lost some of my enthusiasm for this project after I began this year's 100 Day Project. That said, I've written 10 letters over the last three months. Less than the first quarter, but still a reasonable total. All were delivered by the Royal Mail. I wrote three letters to … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 2nd Quarter Review

Four Fun Things

Time for a little self-indulgence ... Shaun featured my postcard on the shop's Facebook page. (I'm no longer on Facebook; a friend sent me the link and I took a screenshot.) Postcards Home, an online treasure chest selling unique homeware and gifts inspired by travel and design, selected my Instagram image to win their January … Continue reading Four Fun Things

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word

Watching The Boy Child write his thank-you cards just after Christmas cemented an idea in my mind.  I'd read about A Year of Magical Thanking via A Cup of Jo back in October and thought it was such a great idea.Such a great idea that I should do my own version in 2019.  Because imitation is … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word

Month in Numbers | April 2018

Blimey, that first quarter of 2018 has whizzed by!  Let's see if April lived up to its promise of awesomeness: We were fortunate to spend 5 nights in Washington, DC.  I sent a total of 2 postcards (What?!  I'm suffering from postcard writing fatigue, obviously) and took 341 photos in the process. A highest Daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2018

New York City | In Search of Books

I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to.  Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.  Numbers #1 and #2 on my list … Continue reading New York City | In Search of Books

Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

I've lived in London longer than anywhere else I've lived.  The Brainy One has been in London for thirty or more years.  The Boy Child is a Londoner, the only one of us with the place of birth on his passport listed as London.  As I'm now in my 13th year of West London living, I think … Continue reading Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner