21 November 2010


I love London.  The constant bustle and crowds, the history, the architecture, the museums, the parks, the monuments, the shops...

I spent Saturday there, doing some exploratory tourist stuff.  Caught the train at 8am, arrived at 9am and headed for Green Park on the tube.  Took a walk to Buckingham Palace and gawped at the architecture and statues :)  Walked to the Guard Museum and had a good look around there.  Then headed off at a leisurely pace to Westminster Abbey.  Then strolled across to Big Ben and the London Eye.  Then hopped on a tube and headed for London Bridge station.  Caught a bus to the Tower of London stop and then walked to buy tickets.  Spent the rest of the day wandering around the Tower of London and got to see the Crown Jewels  :)  Awesome stuff.  It was a truly enjoyable day!

14 November 2010

Remembrance Day Parade

I went to London today for the Remembrance Day Parade, which started from my brother's Territorial Army offices.  Due to my brother currently serving in Afghanistan, it was particularly poignant and I was thrilled at the support shown by so many people on the march today.  It was truly lovely to see.  Even better was that the rain held off until the church service began.

My family joined my brother's wife and we had a lovely lunch together before we headed home.  On our way out of London, we got a flat tyre and had to pull over on the side of the motorway.  There are road works going on just outside of the Hatfield tunnel on the A1 and that is where we were forced to pull over :-(  How ridiculous is this - none of us knew how to remove the spare tyre from the compartment underneath the car - four adults and we didn't know!! *sigh*

However I was blessed to meet an Earth Angel today - I don't know his name or where he was headed, but he pulled over and helped us to change the tyre in the rain and icy cold.  He didn't have to stop - he could've stayed in the warmth of his car and continued on his journey like the hundreds of other cars that drove past.  But he didn't.  He chose to stop and help and for that I am eternally grateful.  Not only is he a true Angel, he also restored my rapidly declining faith in humanity.  May you be truly blessed sir, you have no idea how much your kindness touched my heart.

Lastly, here's a pic of a card I made recently.

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and
despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
– Kahlil Gibran

3 November 2010

Some of my creations

Here are some of the cards I've made.

I've decided to start trying to share more of the cards I make here - I love getting ideas and inspiration online  =0)
(Apologies for the crap photography - done at night & I only have a compact digital camera so options are limited for night-time shots!)

2 November 2010


I learned about a kindness called "Flashmobs" today. People coming together singing and dancing to make others smile ! LOVE THIS! ♥