A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need

I was perusing the confectionery aisle in the supermarket when a small voice in my head said, "So what if Jelly Babies are on offer, you don't need them". I bought them anyway, ate too many in one sitting and gave myself a sugar-overload headache. Did I really need them? That's when I gave myself … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need

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

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading 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