Having seen Come From Away recently, I've been thinking a lot about that day. It's one of those days that no-one who experienced it in real life or through the power of broadcast media will ever forget. It was a day that began as any other - the commute to work, 14 miles from my … Continue reading On This Day | Where Were You?
Towards the end of the Summer holidays, The Boy Child and I went into the West End to see Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. Come From Away is the story of what happened in a small town, Gander, in Newfoundland, Canada on Tuesday, 11th September 2001, when 38 international … Continue reading Come From Away
"Steady on, Mum! That's your third!"
Back in the Summer, I made The Boy Child a Secret Keeper ... after I'd had a chat with him about Santa. He wasn't very impressed with neither me nor the 'secret', truth be told, but he rallied when I pointed out he could still write a Christmas Wish List. Did you notice that he … Continue reading Dear Mum and Dad
In late October, The Brainy One was working in Holland and we agreed that The Boy Child and I would fly out to meet him in Amsterdam the weekend half-term began. One of the museums I prebooked was Anne Frank Huis. I remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank as a teenager, and when I was … Continue reading Amsterdam | Anne Frank Huis
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience
The Gogo Getaway had a specific theme for its 10 year anniversary. The special guest designer was Shimelle Laine and all the products used in each and every class were from her latest paper range for American Crafts, A Box of Crayons. Shimelle Laine is an American married to a Brit and lives in a … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #9 | The Gogo Getaway with Shimelle
At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch. All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan. Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless. We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …
Yesterday, I did something completely out of character.I approached two well-dressed young men and asked if they would like me to take their picture.I even suggested how they might like to pose.Let me explain ... I follow Heidi Swapp on Instagram and via her blog. As well as being what you might call a big noise in … Continue reading On a Random Mission