For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2019

It was a poor month for reading, just two books finished. So Disdained by Nevil Shute (Kindle): I found this when I was looking through the Kindle's library for something to read. I don't remember purchasing it, so it may be that it was Mum who did, or even my father-in-law. "When Peter Moran picks … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2019

Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, several outings these holidays have been to a bookshop. The Boy Child was lucky enough to receive a generous amount of book tokens at Christmas and for his birthday - so many that he still had a fair bit to spend. … Continue reading Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #2

The lovely Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is hosting the annual Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is joining in. Here’s what I've added to my list of finds: #2: Single and pretty: Wild poppy - 28 June 2019 #3: Repetition: Lestrange vault, Warner Bros Studios … Continue reading Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #2

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading

The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin: Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli ('Schiap') are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel's are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli's … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading

Right Now …

Tilly's treat Listening: to Keane's new single, "The Way I Feel" (and thinking that they sound like The Killers. Watching: and enjoying Series One of Madame Secretary on Amazon Prime. Reading: Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie (review to follow). Processing: 143 photos from our first wedding of the summer. Making: the 6x8 album needed for … Continue reading Right Now …

A Return to the Harry Potter Studio Tour

We returned recently to the Harry Potter Studios, after having first visited in April 2017. The difference this time was that (1) we went with friends, (2) Gringotts Bank is now open for business and (3) Warner Bros has upped its game considerably when it comes to entertaining visitors with autism. Hogwarts bound The biggest … Continue reading A Return to the Harry Potter Studio Tour

Four Fun Things

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