Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

A short Metro ride from Downtown DC is Arlington National Cemetery, which is where the United States buries her war dead and military veterans (if that is what they/their family want).  The grounds cover 624 acres and there are 400,000+ graves.There are a few famous internees, and perhaps the most well-known one is President John … Continue reading Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

This Weekend I …

... The weekend was almost a complete washout.  We had heavy rain and some snow both days.  I cancelled our plans to go into town to see Lumiere London and quickly devised Plan B.Saturday's Plan B basically consisted of dodging the rain showers to have lunch in a coffee shop, purely because The Boy Child was beginning to show … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Month in Numbers | November

Hard to believe that we're welcoming the start of December and all things festive.  Let's see how November looked: 20,540: my highest daily step count of the month.  It was the day I walked around exploring Belgravia for two hours.  One: poignant act of remembrance.  My old RAF beret saw the light of day after more … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November

Memos: Mail: Me

On the Happy Mail front this week, the Postie bought me a beautiful note from Julie (in response to Happy Mail I'd sent her).  But as we all know, unsolicited Happy Mail is welcome, whatever the reason behind it.     Despite the mizzle and wintry nip in the air this weekend, we wrapped up warmly and made the most of being outside.  … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me

Half-Term Road Trip | Avebury

During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our third and final day was spent in Avebury, and unfortunately the weather was back to a mix of mist and drizzle.  Would that be mizzle?The standing stones are very much part of the village and apparently they form the largest stone … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Avebury

This Weekend I …

As we had a visitor staying with us over the weekend whom you might describe as a aviation and automobile enthusiast, Saturday saw us taking a short road trip to the Brooklands Museum.  Brooklands, built in 1907, was the world's first purpose-built motor circuit and the home of British Motorsport and Aviation.During both World Wars, Brooklands was requisitioned by the Government … Continue reading This Weekend I …

My Life in Three Books

It dawned on me recently that my top three favourite books are my top three for a reason.  Sure, they're brilliantly written and one definitely counts as a modern classic, but the real reason I love them is because parts of my life are in them.  I know that sounds a wee bit fanciful, but let me … Continue reading My Life in Three Books