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…

Wind

Our part of the country was struck by strong winds late last week and our garden didn’t fare so well. We’ve lost a few fence panels so are now looking to redo the whole side. We patched it with some new panels and posts last year but I really can’t face doing that year after…

40

I turned 40 at the end of December and in the run up I’m fairly certain my husband thought I was having some kind of mid-life crisis. “I HATE MY HAIR I’M GOING TO CUT IT ALL OFF” “OK darling” *cuts hair* “I STILL HATE MY HAIR. I’M GOING TO GET HIGHLIGHTS AND GO BLONDE…