Five Acts of Self Care

We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement.  What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer.  And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care

Weekday Walks | St. James’s

St James's is bounded to the north by Piccadilly, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall and St. James's Park and to the east by Haymarket. Post Second World War, the area became predominantly commercial but, as is happening in large swathes of Central London, it's slowly becoming a home for the very wealthy, with … Continue reading Weekday Walks | St. James’s

Weekday Walks |Kensington Mews

Of all the different types of architecture on offer in London, the hidden away mews are my absolute favourite.  And as you might expect, the wealthier parts of our capital have the best examples of them. I began and ended my walk at South Kensington tube station and my walk took around 90 minutes (plus 20 … Continue reading Weekday Walks |Kensington Mews

Weekday Walks | Belgravia

The district of Belgravia lies mostly to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, and is bounded by Knightsbridge (the road) to the north, Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west.  Most of the land belongs to the Grosvenor Estate, the property company of the … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Belgravia

Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

A twenty minute bus ride away from my part of West London is Richmond-upon-Thames.  Even though it has an Underground station and people claim it is in Southwest London, technically it is in the county of Surrey.   Local residents claim Richmond is a London village, but I'm not sure I agree.  It has the Thames, it has a main … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Richmond-upon-Thames

Weekday Walks | Marylebone

Even though I am now in my thirteenth year of London living,there is still a large part of the city waiting to be explored.Recently I spent a happy hour strolling the streets of Marylebone in Central London.   With the natural boundaries of Marylebone Road to the North, Oxford Street to the South, Great Portland Street to the East and … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Marylebone

Acts of Kindness, Random or Otherwise

Although I shouldn't be, I'm frequently amused to read a blog post on a on topic I'd been mulling over earlier in the day.Take Sian's post yesterday on respect and kindness;not an hour before reading it, I'd been in the park with the pooch, braving the cold and heavy fog.There I was, well wrapped up, plugged … Continue reading Acts of Kindness, Random or Otherwise