Tuesday, 21 August 2018


So a word of warning. I received a letter on Saturday from the Clydesdale Bank asking me to activate a Gold Credit Card. Mmmm, that is odd I mused, I haven't appplied for one. So Monday I paid a visit to their only London branch. It appears someone had tried to apply for a card in my name. They had the correct name, address and oddly enough the right date of birth but the phone numbers didn't tally thankfully.
The nice young man not fazed at all by me in drag deleted the application and we were on our way.
We wandered Kensington High Street, oh my how the mighty are fallen my dears. Not a patch on years past. We wandered into Kensington Palace Gardens and were totally underwhelmed but then again it is only an extension of Hyde Park which is one the more desolate Royal parks. We did however strike up a conversation with two heavily armed policemen outside the Israeli embassy.
Taking a little break we sat on a bench next to a devastatingly lovely young lady. Now I am not adverse to the odd selfie or ten but almost always seek to make this a solitary pastime. She however, was popping off snaps like they were going out of fashion.
So underwhelmed we hopped a bus to Westfield Shopping Centre at White City for lunch as we had agreed to disagree over where to lunch in Kensington, my partrner not favouring french style cusine.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

A grand day out

Out nearly every day this week. Had one of our grand-daughters birthday BBQ on Sunday so had assorted family members and hangers on decend upon us. About 20 at one point. It all went rather well thankfully.

Monday was just a shopping trip. Tried a new Lidl, not impressed. It is easy to see why they are cheaper, odd brands, virtually no choice. Mmmm I shall only return if I am forced to.

Tuesday a quick trip to Brent Cross but it is being out and about that is important.

Wednesday a grand day out to take in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Obviously with so much to see there are things you love and things you wouldn't give house room to. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it. Madame got chatting to a woman that said he looked as she should be on the wall with her colourful outfit and tattoos. One of the security staff asked if she could take a picture of both of us as well.

What passes as news these days

Sums up the Summer Exhibition

 The bits John Constable left out

Pictures within pictures

I don't know which I prefer these people in the picture or the object

 I would love this at home to bring a smile to my face everyday

No words needed 

One of madames faves

and another


Madames total fave

Carpet Bear


 Grayson Perry

I would love a house large enough to hang this in

I need this in my life

Yes it is a video and my particular fave 

Well the hot weather seems to have broken, I don't know if I am glad or sad. Yes we will not cook indoors and be unable to sleep but then again it is nice not to have to wrap up when one goes out. Oh well it will be back to wearing underwear I suppose ;-)