Scrapbooking in 2019 #2

I didn't make anything during the first two weeks of the month, but completed last week was a double page spread starring Tilly (for our 2019 album). Call it puppy love It's an old design, one that I've used a lot over the years. I think it originally came from Shimelle. I also reused a … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2019 #2

Four Fun Things

Time for a little self-indulgence ... Shaun featured my postcard on the shop's Facebook page. (I'm no longer on Facebook; a friend sent me the link and I took a screenshot.) Postcards Home, an online treasure chest selling unique homeware and gifts inspired by travel and design, selected my Instagram image to win their January … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

On a chill February morning, Tilly and I picked up my friend and we headed to the lovely West London district of Notting Hill. This upmarket part of London even has a film named after it. Beloved of bankers and yummy mummies, the area is awash with colourful houses , a world famous weekly market … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

Month in Numbers | January 2019

January was a busy month here at This West London Life ... let's take a look at how the numbers shaped up: January 2019 My biggest daily step count came in at 16,562. I swan 390 lengths of the gym's pool. If it weren't for a u/s heating thermostat, it would have been quite a … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2019

A Puzzling Hobby

One of my favourite past times as a child, after reading, was working on a jigsaw. I remember two in particular, probably because both of them were round and they fed my love of history - Henry VIII and his six wives, and the naval battles of Admiral Nelson. I rediscovered my jigsaw love when … Continue reading A Puzzling Hobby

OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

I'm using a traveler's notebook to record our One Little Word again this year. But I inadvertently ordered a mini TN - it's just 5.5x3.5. It will make for interesting scrapping. The first entry marks The Boy Child's recent birthday ... Birthday Boy ... the second entry marks the discover of a new-to-us park area … Continue reading OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

For the Love of a Cavachon

What's a Cavachon, you might ask?  A Cavachon is a cross-breed dog, part Bischon Frise and part King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Me, looking pretty thrilled to have a 7-week-old Tilly asleep on my leg. And this Cavachon is the newest member of our family.  For online purposes, let's call her Tilly.  Apart from being completely … Continue reading For the Love of a Cavachon