Thames Path South – section 3c

We did the next bit of section 3 on the south side of the Thames Path today, Greenwich to Thames Barrier. It was considerably nicer weather than when we did sections 3a and b, so some photos. Excuse the mainly black and white shots, the area felt very much a black and white area, when…

On the menu – Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake

Sunday I made Mary Berry’s Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake from her book, Fast Cakes and boy did it not go wrong, it was really easy to make and absolutely delicious, light and fluffy, gorgeous icing (and normally my icing is so dodgy) and not too chocolate-y (K doesn’t like overly chocolate-y cakes, S only…

Sneak peek – intarsia blanket progress

(It’s difficult photographing a blanket in progress) I’ve been really enjoying working on this, I have made some mistakes, I lost count on the peak of one of the blue mountains and so the shape isn’t as smooth and, during a very rare argument between my kids (I know that I am extremely lucky that…

A book inspired walk – Alperton Tube to Paddington Basin

I recently read Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, close (ish) to the beginning of the story, one of the characters walks from his posh flat in central London to an area near Wembley and he walks along the Grand Union Canal. In one bit of his journey, he walks along an aqueduct over the North…

August 2018 photos

I’ve done much more traveling than normal for me this month, so lots of photos, also check out my Bournemouth post. Frieze Sculpture 2018 (Regent’s Park, London – still on until 7 October) Cwm Idwal walk (in Snowdonia, one of the most challenging walks I’ve been on, although saying that, little kids were doing it) Flowers from my…

Sans

I’ve finished Sans from Undertale, pattern by me, based on fan art by S.

5 things I liked this week – 30.6.18

1. Another excellent walk through Richmond Park. 2. More quality time with the cat (me looking hot, sweaty and a mess, whereas the cat looks far more put together). 3. The kids’ school getting an excellent, well deserved Ofsted report. I’m always highly appreciative of the opportunities my kids get and I know full stop…

5 things I liked this week – 25.5.18

1. We made friends with next door’s cat. 2. The new(ish) Plan B album, Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose. 3. I revisited the The Future Starts Here exhibition at the V&A, this time with my kids. It was definitely more fun visiting it with other people and this time I got to see the…