It was a rare sunny morning and there I was, minding my own business, when wham! I was spreadeagled, face down, in the middle of the road. Somehow I'd missed my footing stepping down from the kerb and, as the kids say, face planted the tarmac. It hurt. It hurt a lot. There was blood. … Continue reading Falling from Grace
Week 3: A week where the Sussexes dominated every news feed. Thanks to the tail-end of Storm Brendan, I was soaked two days running. I met friends for an overdue catch-up (I printed this card twice, stuck them back-to-back and put the journaling on the reverse). The Boy Child and I went to the pub … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 3 and 4
January has passed by in a blur here at This West London Life; let's see what the numbers made of it: 13: Yikes! There's a teenager in the house! 68 walks with Tilly. 15 scrapbook pages created. 14 birthday thank-yous written by the teenager. 7 nights in Marrakech (spoiler: it wasn't me). We ate out … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2020
We watched/are watching Dracula ("I'm undead, not unreasonable"), Wisting and The Trial of Christine Keeler. I listened to an interview with Kathleen Keyes. Hankies at the ready. (This is obviously not a fun thing, but worth reading all the same.) I came across a perfect quotation for book lovers: "Strange, isn't it? To love a … Continue reading Four Fun Things
Last year I told you that my favourite Christmas gift of 2018 had been a duvet set. This cute cushion seen above was by far my favourite gift of Christmas 2019. That's Tilly's hairs you can see there. And should I decide to put the cushion in the spare room when The Best Friends come … Continue reading What Was Your Best/Favourite Christmas Present?
The final spread has been added to last year's One Little Word traveler's notebook. The book is so fabulously fat now, it's started to fall apart. A sign that we truly lived our word last year, perhaps?
As we get to grips with 2020, a new decade and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: First time I've added an additional 6x12 spread 13 more Christmas cards written and 54 Christmas cards were posted. I took Tilly out 52 times. I wrote 3 more letters as … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2019
Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019
Day 11: was about the queue at the Post office and Day 12 had nothing to do with the festive season. Day 13: It was Christmas Jumper Day at school, raising funds for Save the Children. I met two of my pool ladies for a pre-Christmas get-together in the morning and in the early evening … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 11-15
Dear Tilly, Hi. I know you can’t read (because you're only one, after all), but maybe The Boy Child will read this to you … If you’re lucky, maybe he can read it to you using funny voices. First off, can we talk about your tail? I’ve spent more time than is reasonable thinking about it. … Continue reading Dear Tilly