Driving an alternative mode of transport.
When I put this challenge on my 101in1001 list I had no idea
what it would mean. A tractor? An offroad vehicle, an horse and cart? I wanted
to keep the challenge open.
When I got a cash Christmas present from my boss, I didn’t
want to bank it (such presents always get spent on groceries) I wanted to make
sure I did something special. I looked down the Red Letter Day and Virgin
experience websites and one thing jumped out at me. A Segway ride for two. I
had never ridden a Segway and thought that it sounded fun and bonus! It would
tick of one of my challenges.
Tidying up with Marie Kondo.
Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a
bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks. Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size
Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and
teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to
declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.
Before my 101 in 1001 challenges began, I hadn’t visited
Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill, now I have the pleasure to say I have been
twice and after my most recent visit, it is now officially my favourite local
The first time I visited was December 2017 to celebrate my
brother in law’s (special) birthday. There were 10 of us in the party and we
were a little worried that it would be too ‘Christmassy’ in December but we
needn’t have worried. Although there were Christmas decorations up, they were
subtle, tasteful and not garish at all making the restaurant very pretty.
On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.
The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.
My View (no spoilers)
As usual, I shall link to my sister site Theatresoutheast for all my Theatre Reviews. I have many more reviews posted on Theatre South East written by guest bloggers,
If you fancy reviewing a show or two, please let me know and I shall send you some guidelines. I am looking for people who live in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.
And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined…
My View (no spoilers)