Trixski Review – a ski carrier

Those who know my blog will know we love to ski. We took our children for the first time when they...

Sleeping In The Stars

Nearly two years ago, I suffered a cardiac arrest. I could have died. For the first time in my 41...

A Eulogy for my mother

Mum was born on the 25th April 1945 to Tom and Elsie Heeson in the village of Carlinghow, near...
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...

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209 Women, Portcullis House

209 Women, Portcullis House

Yesterday, I attended the free exhibition at Portcullis House, 209 Women. The exhibition has been put together to celebrate 100 years of women being able to become Members of Parliament. The Representation of the People Act was passed in February 1918, following a...

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Good grief, Charlie Brown! Somerset House

Good grief, Charlie Brown! Somerset House

One of those items that has instantly reminds me of my childhood is my Snoopy money box. It sat proudly on my window shelf, with me putting my weekly pocket money in. Snoopy is a part of all our lives, however big or small, I am sure all of us have a memory of him and...

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Christmas gift ideas: The National Art Pass

Christmas gift ideas: The National Art Pass

With eyes to Christmas, it is very easy to have eyes to gifts that may raise a laugh or two, be used a couple of times, before they then gather dust in a cupboard, or worse, condemned to landfill. However, I am delighted to see that there is a trend towards buying...

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Cultured Kids #33

Cultured Kids #33

Hello there and welcome to my hosting of Cultured Kids! I am hosting with the lovely Scarlett at Diary of a Londoness, so do go and check out her blog too. Can you believe Christmas is around the corner? We have tickets to see War Horse at The National, and I am...

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