There are several clear positives about apartment life, but every so often, the negatives hit home with such clarity and impact that it can be quite frustrating. Ours is a 1980s building, with nineteen floors. It's quite idiosyncratic in design and some of the decisions the architects and builders made. We discover these on an … Continue reading Apartment life frustrations, part 367
I spent the final evening of 2020 in quite the stereotypical fashion: watching a Bond movie and drinking champagne. 'Skyfall' ended with just fifteen minutes left in the year, so we bundled up and headed downstairs to the Thames Path to catch the fireworks in central London. We enjoyed another bottle of bubbles (socially distanced) … Continue reading Happy New Year
Now listen, I'm not going back on what I said in my last post. I love this heat and am drawn to the sunshine like it's in my DNA. However, last night was just a bit too much, even for me. I spent the evening on the sofa, with the air-conditioning unit and a fan … Continue reading The heat, so unrelenting
The mini heatwave we're experiencing in London is definitely taking its toll on some people. But you won't find me complaining! I took a day off on Friday and spent most of the afternoon lying in the garden. We share the garden with all the other residents in our apartment building, but I had it … Continue reading At least it saves on laundry
It's been a bit of a rubbish day. I had a dreadful night's sleep (no idea why) and then found myself wide awake at 5:30am. After the requisite coffees, I went for a walk to Tower Bridge and back, which helped me feel a lot better. We spotted lots of swans, geese and assorted water-fowl … Continue reading Lockdown lessons: the sofa is safe and comfy.