Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

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. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 6: The Swim Ladies are a readymade support group, even if they don't know it.  I … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

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. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Summer Scrapbook

Have you heard that expression, "What's need got to do with it?"  That was me recently, right at the moment I clicked 'buy'.I have an ongoing 12x12 album for our travels this year (New York City, Washington, DC and Jersey).  I use a Traveler's Notebook for a spot of scrapbooking on the road. I have … Continue reading Summer Scrapbook

10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

Here's my Top 10 of things I do in order to feel better: Make a cup of tea - the cure for all ills.  Use your favourite mug, blow the dust off the teapot and once made, cradle said mug in your hands while you stare into space for 10 minutes. Take a nap - … Continue reading 10 Ways To Make Yourself Feel Better

National Army Museum

After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum

Transition to Secondary School

The process of securing a secondary school place for The Boy Child has been both difficult and stressful. After months of meetings, phone calls, emails and a formal complaint, The Boy Child is due to join a specialist autism-specific school in September. The decision to leave mainstream education was not one we took lightly, but the … Continue reading Transition to Secondary School

Five Behaviour Traits I Should Have Outgrown

I am a middle-aged woman and I am my harshest critic.  There, I've said it.  My half-century of living is rapidly approaching and that auspicious occasion has been an excuse to evaluate some of the behaviour traits I still persist with. ~ I am using this photo to illustrate point one ~Here's five behaviours that … Continue reading Five Behaviour Traits I Should Have Outgrown

For the Love of Books | Reading about London

Friends know that I love me a whole bunch of facts and figures.  Especially about my adopted home city.  The quirkier the better.Which is why I was delighted recently to be given a copy of Bizarre London by David Long.  Divided into twenty two chapters, it's perfect for dipping into ... opening at random and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about London