The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

A friend of ours is about to turn 40 years old and thankfully chose to hold her birthday brunch early - the gathering was probably the last social gathering for quite a while. #socialdistancing. Our friend has been through quite a tough few years and it was lovely to see her welcome her forthcoming decade … Continue reading The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing

For the Love of Books | Novels With a Tudor Theme

History was my favourite lesson at school and the Tudors have always been my favourite part of British history. Henry VIII and his six wives are popular with authors and there's a whole publishing industry around that period of British history. Here's a few of my favourites and are well worth a read: Hilary Mantel's … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Novels With a Tudor Theme

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 9 and 10

Week 9: Yet another winter storm - Storm Jorge, although London got off fairly lightly. I spent an afternoon with my friend at St. Mary's, Paddington (I've obscured her face to protect her privacy and made a flip-up pocket to hide the journaling). The Boy Child and I went on a Mum and Son date … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 9 and 10

Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?

The atmosphere in our bit of suburban West London is strange. There's a sense of waiting and I don't just mean the lengthy queues every morning outside the local branches of Superdrug and Boots. Right now, life feels ominous but semi-normal. Certain shelves in the local supermarket are empty. Dried pasta, toilet rolls and any … Continue reading Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?