Not Tupperware

Recently I helped a dear friend move house. It wasn’t under easy circumstances, her husband had just been involved in a horrific traffic accident and was in hospital so she was trying to do it all on her own. Two weeks before Christmas. With a baby. Not. Fun. Times. Anyway I ended up taking some…

Spark joy

Happy New Year everyone. This is belated because I’ve been laid up with the lurgy for several days. Pretty much had every type of cold and flu symptom in succession since the end of December. You’d think I’d have lost loads of weight but that’s the sneaky thing about lurgies, you have to eat all…

Russian Royalty

As mentioned in a previous post back in January (click here) I have always been interested in the Russian royal family. So recently we took the opportunity to visit an exhibit currently on at the Science Museum entitled The Last Tsar: Blood & Revolution. The exhibition featured items belonging to the last Russian royal family…

Mary Rose

When my husband, then fiancée, asked if I’d be willing to get married the day before his birthday I thought it was a wonderful idea. Our anniversary would be the day before his birthday always. This would mean he would never ever have any excuse for forgetting the annual celebration of our nuptials. Aha! I…

No Man’s Fort

If I’m ever nervous about anything I get my husband to do it first. So I let him turn 40 in September and he said it was actually fine so I followed suit in December. One of our presents, from some very dear friends of ours, was an experience gift voucher to visit one of…

Royal Wedding

Yesterday Prince Harry married his love Meghan in a beautiful ceremony in Windsor and the world watched. I ended up watching all of it seeing as I am sofa-bound after hurting my coccyx in a fall the day before (I’m refraining from telling people that I broke my bum). And I have to say that…

Stairs

So earlier today I tripped and fell down the stairs. I’m sure it looked nothing short of hilarious. Had you seen it on You’ve Been Framed you’d have pointed and chuckled and then probably winced. I’m sure I’d have laughed had it not been so excruciatingly painful. It was still early in the morning. I…

Oops!

I’ve already had messages from people who follow my blog via email pointing out that there were some grammatical and continuity errors in my most recent post. Just so you all know I HIT THE PUBLISH BUTTON BY ACCIDENT. So the post went up before I was ready! This happens from time to time. Usually…

Snow

We are just recovering from “The Beast From The East” here in Britain. In my neck of the woods we were weren’t that badly affected. Parts of the UK (Glasgow I’m looking at you) were struck by high winds and actual blizzards. There were tales of people stranded on motorways in gridlock for 18 hours…

Rude

Recently I met up with some friends I don’t see nearly enough of and we went to a lovely local place for lunch to celebrate my and our friend Bet’s recent big birthdays. The food was delicious, I had the nicest Eggs Florentine imaginable. Part of me actually regrets not snapping a photo but then…