The Brainy One and I recently had the good fortune to be part of a private tour of the Tower of London, which ended with viewing the historic Ceremony of the Keys. Source Footsteps echo in the darkness. The sentry cries out, "Halt, who comes there?" The Yeoman Warder replies, "The keys." "Whose keys?" "Queen Elizabeth's … Continue reading Ceremony of the Keys | Tower of London
The gang of eight. Me, my best friend of 30 years standing and six friends I didn't know I had.
My new favourite scrapbook page celebrates my favourite photo from the Luxembourg wedding. I chose a black and white image, as it gave me more scope to play with patterned paper. I made a title page for the front of our second album for 2019. I went back to Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class for … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #10
The Luxembourg American Cemetery was established as a temporary cemetery for the casualties from the Battle of the Bulge. As fans of Band of Brothers, The Brainy One and I were keen to pay our respects to the five men of Easy buried here. Sgt 'Skip' Muck of Easy Company The Walls of the Missing … Continue reading Summer Road Trip | Luxembourg’s American Cemetery
The Shuttleworth Collection is a private collection of historic aircraft and vehicles based at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Run as a charity, the Collection is open to the public and runs flying events throughout the summer months. Spitfire In a complete contrast to RIAT, the air shows feature aircraft from World Wars I and II … Continue reading Families Air Show at the Shuttleworth Collection
Two more spreads have been added to my 'Thrive' traveler's notebook ... The Lakeland Wedding... and RIAT ... What have you been creating?
The London Eye The Boy Child and I spent an afternoon and evening recently playing at being tourists in our city. As part of my plan to do a few more simple things this summer, I booked a room at my club for one night - a not-quite-a-staycation, if you will. We strolled along the … Continue reading London Calling
We have long-wanted to take The Boy Child to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire but were deterred by the size of the crowds. This year, however, my best friend came up with a workable plan ... we rented car parking space in a farmer's field just north of the runway. … Continue reading The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)
Source The final part of Hilary Mantel's trilogy about Thomas Cromwell has a release date and I have it on pre-order. Annabel's, Berkeley Square London has been in bloom! The Chelsea Flower Show has been and gone, but many stores in Chelsea and the West End have pulled out all the stops for the occasion. … Continue reading Four Fun Things
Inspired by both sorting through old family photos to use in The History Project and this post from my lovely friend Deb, I thought I'd share a few snaps of me in my youth ... The mid '70s: I have no recollection of this dress at all (thank goodness!). It would seem that my collection … Continue reading Fashion Faux Pas