Festival of Remembrance 2021

I had the honour of being in the audience at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organised by the Royal British Legion, this year the festival commemorated the charity's 100 years of service to the Armed Forces community. Tomos Roberts (aka Tomfoolery) reciting Alive with Poppies Also marked were the 30th … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance 2021

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 17 (and Probably The Final Part)

As previously mentioned, I'd chosen to end my Covid journals on the day all restrictions were lifted in England. Let's begin with the delay in ending Covid restrictions and an updated green list. I made an interactive flap and used patterned paper of Europe to add interest. The media had been reporting on things the … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 17 (and Probably The Final Part)

Slow Summer | Wellington Arch

On an overcast Friday morning, The Boy and I set out to climb the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The Arch was originally built as an entrance to Buckingham Palace but became an arch commemorating Wellington's defeat over Napoleon. Today, surrounded by traffic, the Arch echoes the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, with three … Continue reading Slow Summer | Wellington Arch

Me on Monday

Non-essential shops reopen today :)All three of us have appointments for haircutsThe Boy and I are planning another Weekday Walk in townThe Boy and I are planning a visit to his favourite bookstoreThe garden update is proceeding as plannedWe've made arrangements to see my SiL and our friends again - twice in two weeks!We visited … Continue reading Me on Monday

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

We're into February and life is still fairly grim. 😦 Schools across England didn't reopen after the Christmas holidays (although some did actually reopen for just one day) ... which meant that home-schooling was back on the agenda. The Boy Child's birthday present from us this year was a laptop and we gave it to … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

Four Fun Things

Anticipating a lot more time spent outside over the next few months, I'm eyeing this coat from Canada Goose and hoping Santa might leave it under our tree. A Promised Land will also be under the tree and later, on my bookshelf next to Michelle. Check out Julie on Instagram - she hasn't lost her … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 5

To be honest, I'd rather forgotten about the Covid-19 journal ... however, now that we have a semblance of normality in our lives with The Boy Child back at school, I've picked it up again. Into the album has gone a haircut - just the story and a single embellishment: Included next was a visit … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 5