Last week, when The Boy Child was away on his Year 6 Residential, The Brainy One and I snuck off to the Cotswolds for two nights in the picturesque village of Broadway. Both of us had been there before, but never together.Broadway looks exactly how non-Brits expect an English village to look. You know, as a backdrop … Continue reading Broadway
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
Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?
With the constant noise surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union a never-ending irritant, we've been thinking, in a rather generalised kind of way, about the idea of emigration and/or dual nationality.As it currently stands, I appear to qualify for a passport to another EU country simply because my maternal grandfather happened to … Continue reading Emigration and Dual Nationality | Would You?
Summer Manifesto 2013
Like last year, I am attempting a Summer Manifesto. (Ali Edwards has updated her product and offers a free 2013 title page.) Last year's album was a hit with The Boy Child; so much so that he took it into school one week for Show and Tell.This year our summer will be different. We are … Continue reading Summer Manifesto 2013
One Little Word Blog Hop: March
Welcome to the third blog hop of 2013 for One Little Word. One Little Word is the brainchild of Ali Edwards and you can find out more here. The hop is organised by Lee of The Linar Studio blog fame. You'll find a full list of participants at the end of this post ~ do try and get around as … Continue reading One Little Word Blog Hop: March
Sharing a Cuppa
C'mon in and have a seat.As it is freezing with the front door open, I'd quickly usher you through to the kitchen and offer you a seat at the pine table. Having put the kettle on and found a plate for a few custard creams, I'd apologise for being full of cold. You've found me … Continue reading Sharing a Cuppa
Hello to The Brainy One lecturing at one of the world's best universities for two days. So proud of him.~ image found here ~Hello to a resurgence of wintry weather. What happened to Spring?Hello to a haircut.Hello to Street Dance class. Having observed The Boy Child in class recently, I shall be saving my money … Continue reading Hello Monday
It's not been a good week.I haven't been very well. Nothing serious.I am tired. So tired.I shriek and I yell.I can hear myself sounding like a fishwife.The Boy Child's autism has made its presence felt at home. Reports from school are good.There is no movement re the sale of our house. There is talk of … Continue reading This Life
Hello to more snow falling.Hello to feeling physically sick when realising that our War Memorial has been vandalised. Poor command of the English language somehow only adds insult to injury. Hello to a large supermarket shop. The kitchen cupboards look as though they belong to Old Mother Hubbard.Hello to the possibility of house viewings. We … Continue reading Hello Monday
Photo a Day; 17th August
The Brainy One and I have been talking again of late about leaving London and about where we might move to and about when we might make the move.When the Boy Child was born, we thought we would leave London before he started at Nursery school. Then my MiL's illness worsened dramatically and we couldn't … Continue reading Photo a Day; 17th August