Let’s Connect!

Thought I'd do a little impromptu ice-cream/beer/cider/tea/coffee social - Post a bit about your blog and links to your social media you'd like me (and other people) to connect with you on. Make connections with other people in the comments! I'll go first: I post about life, books and Isla on Facebook and Instagram. I … Continue reading Let’s Connect!

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A Day At Long Island Aquarium

One of my/our favorite days of THE TRIP was visiting the butterflies and penguins (and other creatures) at Long Island Aquarium. Neil and I went years ago and we'd been looking forward to taking Isla (even before she was Isla). I honestly don't know who was more excited. Here are some photos from our day … Continue reading A Day At Long Island Aquarium

Drinking Red Wine On Vacation

'Isla, do you like America?' 'I love it.' 'Mumma used to live here.' 'Where? In the toilet?' We were in the bathroom.  Although, she can be sarcastic, too.  Not her fault. And I should say Isla and Neil were in the bathroom.  I can't even fit myself in most accessible stalls, let alone go with … Continue reading Drinking Red Wine On Vacation

Coffee & Books I Didn’t Buy Yesterday

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you that yesterday, the crew and I tried to go out for an actual coffee.  We even left the house while it was still morning.  I was quite impressed with us. The idea was to have family time while perusing books. We drove about a half an hour, … Continue reading Coffee & Books I Didn’t Buy Yesterday

6 Book Boxes With International Shipping

I love mail that isn't bills.  And bookmail is THE BEST.  I look for book subscription services that ship to the UK almost every month. I even wrote to Book of the Month, asking when they were going to offer international shipping.  I got a very nice, very general non-response. With the help of some … Continue reading 6 Book Boxes With International Shipping

3 Books, 3 Blogs With An Historian About Town

Today we have another 3 Books, 3 Blogs. I was supposed to share this while we were in New York.  Pretend it's a long weekend, wherever you are! Hello, everyone! Although your normal lovely host is Lorna, today I’m jumping in to share three of my favourite books and three of my favourite blogs. I … Continue reading 3 Books, 3 Blogs With An Historian About Town