A Eulogy for my mother

A Eulogy for my mother

Mum was born on the 25th April 1945 to Tom and Elsie Heeson in the village of Carlinghow, near Batley. When thinking of mum, her Yorkshire roots were such an integral part of her, my brother and I fondly remember her Yorkshire burr, both thinking ‘herry up’ was...
Cultured Kids #38

Cultured Kids #38

January is finally over, and while I was in town today, I really thought how bleak it looked without all the festive lights and shop displays! But Spring is coming, and that means longer days! Despite it being January, we’ve had a wonderful cultural month:...
Exploring London: The Alexander McQueen Flagship Store

Exploring London: The Alexander McQueen Flagship Store

One of the reasons I love living in London is the buzz: Constantly finding new things to see and do. Obviously, London can come with quite a hefty price tag, so it’s always good to find things that are free. One such place which is new, very interesting and free...
What we read in Book Club, 2018

What we read in Book Club, 2018

If you New Year’s resolution is to read more, or you are looking for good books to recommend to your book club, here is what we read in book club during 2018. I don’t always think a book that is good for discussion has to be something you really enjoy, but...
A Four Day Itinerary for Taormina, Sicily

A Four Day Itinerary for Taormina, Sicily

This summer we visited the beautiful island of Sicily. Having not visiting before, we were unsure what we would find. What we did find was an island full of history, culture, delicious food and spectacular scenery. We actually spent six days in Taormina, but I think...