I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction. Central Park was the first public park … Continue reading New York City | Wintry Central Park
One thing that London does well is dress for Christmas. Here's a few of my favourite captures this year.~Ivy Chelsea Garden, King's Road ~~ Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair ~~ Cartier, Old Bond Street, Mayfair ~ Do let me know how your home town dresses for the season.
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1: The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5
Osterley Park is a hidden West London gem. Now owned by the National Trust, Osterley is "surrounded by gardens, park and farmland ... one of the last surviving country estates in London. Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the … Continue reading Osterley Park
Like many of you, I've become lazy at calling people for a chat.I'm a fan of the text message.And therein lies the rub.What's the protocol, if there is such a thing, when the person you sent a text to doesn't reply?Did they receive it? Well, it says it's been delivered.Should I have used WhatsApp? That … Continue reading Texting | A 21st Century Dilemma
What sort of advice would you give your younger self? 1: You will recover from a broken heart. I know that it doesn't seem like it at the time, but trust me on this. One day, you'll realise that you can mention their name without feeling you're suffocating from grief. One day, you'll realise that you … Continue reading 4 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
He's a difficult wee boy to pin down, our Cachirulo. In the last quarter of 2015, he visited Barcelona, Colombia and South Africa! We caught up with him last weekend at his Granny's birthday tea, and we'll see him again in a few weeks for his own birthday tea. Where has that year gone?
The weekend weather doesn't usually defeat plans for an adventure.Today? Heavy rain stopped play.We'd walked across to the Tube stationand were wet through, despite coats and umbrellas, by the time we got there.So we did what any sane person would have done, short of building an ark.We dripped our way passed the Tube station and … Continue reading There’s Always Tea and Cake
After days of glorious blue skies, the fog arrived over London.On the morning of our visit to the Cutty Sark at Greenwich.There's some fabulous engineering going on.Both in the ship and in the "skirt" that holds her and protects her hulk.While not as impressive as HMS Warrior, she is still a sight to behold.