Thursday, 30 October 2014

Sharing a Cuppa

Hi, hi, c'mon in.
Don't take your coat off, we're not stopping.
Can you grab that bunch of flowers for me?  Thanks.
There's a bus due in around 10 minutes.  We're off to meet our good friend Mel.
She and I always meet in the same place; we're creatures of habit, although it's been a while since we had the opportunity to sit down over a coffee.
We're going to spend an hour or two talking about our families, blogging (and her lack of it), uses of social media and if we remember, scrapbooking.
Look, there she is.

This post was brought to you in association with Abi's invitation to stop for tea.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Zoom In | Zoom Out

1:2 scale model of a Rolls Royce aero-engine.
Made from Lego.

Zoom In | Zoom Out is Helena's idea and you can see more here.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Cousins

I've waxed lyrically before about the joy that cousins bring.
We met some of ours today.
For no other reason than to hang out.


"Cousins are people that are ready made friends, you have laughs with them and remember good times from a young age, you have fights with them but you always know you love each other, they are a better thing than brothers and sisters and friends cause they're all pieced together as one."

 Courtney Cox

Monday, 27 October 2014

Me on Monday

It's been a:
travelling North for two hours,
 hugging Granny,
 eating his first ever cheeseburger from the Golden Arches
 and evening bus rides, just because,
kind of Monday.
And it's looking fantastic for the rest of the week.
 This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme,
 which you can find on the

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Calm After The Storm

It's been a fantastic few days.
 They left us mid-morning.
What to do with the rest of the day?
Some chose to take it easy.
 But were persuaded to do a little homework.
Some of us tackled a mountain of laundry.
 Before making up three double beds with clean bedding.
Before finding time to sit down with a cuppa and the Sunday paper.
How was your Sunday?


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Little Venice | Revisited

It's been a year since we were last at Little Venice, and as our friends have never been there, today seemed as good a day as any to go back.
  Unlike last year, The Boy Child had a good day and particularly enjoyed having a pint of Guinness with his lovely Godfather.
 London life.
What's not to love?

Friday, 24 October 2014

Blood Swept Lands: Revisited

The Boy Child and I took The Brainy One and our oldest friends up to the Tower of London to see the art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Blood yesterday.  The contrast from our last visit in August was astonishing.
LIke then, I feel that any words of mine will be inadequate, so I'm going to let the images tell their own story.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

London's Cable Car

The Boy Child and I were invited to spend a day at an experience with the Dutch Friend and her children earlier this week.
Lovely, I thought.
Then I came down with a nasty cold and didn't feel like going anywhere at all. 
So we went today.  Because I felt a lot better and the sky was blue.
South of the river again.
To Greenwich.
The Boy Child was in his element.
As was The Brainy One.
Scared of heights?
Then it's probably not for you.