Santa’s Grotto at Westfield

Last weekend we took our little girl to see Santa at his Snowflake Grotto in Westfield, White City. Last year she was too little to understand anything but this year I wanted to make a thing out of it because she’s so much more alert and gets excited about lights and sounds etc.  Continue reading

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Baby cinema

I finally decided to try out the Baby Club at Everyman, Maida Vale and went to see Molly’s Game this week. I was a bit hesitant as wasn’t sure whether she’d let me enjoy any of it but I’m so glad I gave it a go! The Baby Club in Maida Vale’s cinema is on Wednesdays and I’ll definitely go again soon.  Continue reading

Stone Free Festival

Something you probably didn’t know about me – I like rock music. More specifically, prog rock, and that’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea ;). I’ve got my dad to either thank or blame for it as I grew up with him listening to Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and other obvious rock legends such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple just to name a few. My earliest memory is watching Yes music videos and being mesmerised by the piano virtuoso Rick Wakeman and his unreal handling of multiple keyboards. Continue reading

Kew Gardens – the gem of the Borough of Richmond

Last year in August during a visit to Kew Gardens we decided to become friends of Kew and got an annual membership. So far we’ve definitely got some value out of it, we can also bring in one guest each for free.

Below is a gallery with photos from our December and March visits, both were grey and dull days but there is always something to see, be it fake or real flowers and plants! 🙂 It’s a great day out, so quiet you could easily imagine you are in the gardens of a stately home in the middle of the countryside. Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

I had this most wonderful coincidence with my dad recently. One day I was browsing books at random in Waterstones Piccadilly and stumbled upon an Alice in Wonderland and Humpty Dumpty notebook, thinking that this would be a really funny present for my dad. No occasion, just a sweet surprise and a very  appropriate one as he used to read the books to us when we were kids. He even drew a Humpty Dumpty for me once, I surely must have the drawing somewhere in my parents’ home… Continue reading

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Yesterday was the start of the year of the Monkey that runs from 8th February 2016 until 27th January 2017, and this year, people who are born under the sign of the rabbit, snake, ox, rooster and rat will have the best luck out of all of the animal signs. If you believe in astrology, that is. My stance is, I choose to believe what I want. Apparently not the best year for Dogs (I’m one) but I’ll pick out the positives ;).

It has become our tradition to go to the London’s Chinese New Year celebrations – the largest outside Asia! This year, it’s on 14th February (I suppose this is how we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s too) and take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End from 10am to 6pm.

Chinese New Year events on 14th February

Come along, Londoners!

 

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January – a month of wellness

As I wrote in New Year’s resolutions?, I don’t do them. So I didn’t do a dry January, start a fad diet or make any other promises that I knew I wasn’t able to keep up with. Instead, I turned January into a wellness month and tried starting to look after my mind, body and spirit better. I also followed almost all of these little tips by mindbodygreen to make my life a little bit happier. I’m a bit more concerned about my stress levels and negative thoughts so I want to make sure I look after myself better. Continue reading