Window Wednesday — London

Samuel Johnson famously said that “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life” and he wasn’t wrong.   Though the other way round is not necessarily the same thing at all. This week on Window Wednesday it is the window that made me think about how wonderful windows are, and really

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If Elizabeth Barrett Browning had a Roomba

  Then Sonnet 43 might have read like this: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee for relieving me of the plight Of carpet cleaning that you get just right For your gentle whirring and idle grace. I love thee at 11am every day’s As you do your deed,

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When your best friend moves house….

  … and you want to give them a house warming gift.  What do you give them?  When they are your best friends and you want to get them something that will last for years and that might remind them of your friendship whenever they see it. I have known the Cookes for over 15

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Waterside Holiday Park — My review

Waterside Holiday Park sits just outside the seaside town of Weymouth, on the Dorset Coast.  On the bit of England known as the Jurassic coast, with views out to Portland and its lighthouse called Bill. Not that I knew any of this before Waterside invited us to come down and stay with them for the

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Window Wednesday – Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

For Window Wednesday this week I am featuring this little gem:  Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour.    An old fashioned gin parlour that feels like an 18th century front room, right in the heart of London, tucked away between Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations, with a bar serving gin and afternoon tea. I had

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So the 13th Dr Who is a woman then

Twitter erupted as the trailer revealing the 13th Dr Who was shown just after the Mens Wimbledon Final yesterday.  To be honest I had forgotten the BBC had scheduled it to be shown then, because we haven’t watched Dr Who since Sir David of the Tennant left a few years ago.  Matt Smith and Peter

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School’s out. Forever

I wasn’t really ready for it if I am honest.  Speech day had been in my diary for a few months, I had booked the day off work and I had made sure the RSVP slip for the after presentation BBQ had been returned.   But as the day approached it hit me.   This

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