Magpie looking at himself

Magpie visit

I had another post planned for today, but, earlier this morning, a magpie visited our window sill and I was able to take a few pictures of him. First of all I should mention that our first floor windows have a mirror film installed on them. This way, I can have the privacy, as from […]

Festus on his new bed

June 2020

We’ve spent this month at home, as we were in lockdown, but we also had a renovation project (or three) and, of course, I had my exams. I’m not going to talk about the latter, as I mentioned this topic a couple of times this month, but I’m going to talk about the former. My […]

Studying at Oxford. Year 1

I was keen to write the Studying at Oxford. Year 1 post. I talked about each term: Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity. I also mentioned how I prepare for exams in another blog post. But the overall picture can get lost, so I wanted to remember how many things I did in this first year, and, […]


May 2020

Another month in lockdown and, at the same time, another very busy month, including an anniversary and home renovations. I almost finished my third term at University. I have one more seminar and the exams and that’s it. The next post will be about the third term and, after the exams, I’m going to make […]


April 2020

April, what a strange month. If you are from UK, surely you’ve heard of Captain Tom Moore and his fundraising for NHS. I made a small donation this morning and wished him a Happy 100 birthday! I imagine he will raise £30 million by the end of the day. What an amazing achievement. I was […]

Festus, after lockdown

March 2020

March was such a crazy month, we’ve started with a lovely lunch on a boat, two trips to Oxford for University and a visit to Cat Cafe Liverpool. All of us watched Crufts. As one can imagine, Festus did not miss a show, even though there were two each day. By the end of the […]


February 2020

February was great, I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences, like the visit to the Guide dog centre, we went to London for a day, I’ve attended a blogger event with Moonpig for Mother’s day, and I had some lovely dates with my husband. The university course was very demanding this month, as I’ve started a […]


January 2020

January was a very busy month for me. With my studies and a lot of work related things to think of, at the end of it I feel a bit tired. But I love the excitement and fast pace, so I’m not actually complaining. I just need a bit more rest and I will be […]

Festus' Choice

Festus’ choice

Festus’ choice might sound a bit cheesy for a post title, but I think it describes perfectly what the post is about: choosing. After Christmas I shared a few pictures with Festus picking up his favourite treat from the ones he had under the tree, if you’ve missed the post, it’s here. He had only […]

Highlights of 2019

My 2019, by month

I love doing this kind of round-ups at the end of the year. As my blog is primarily a diary, I’m often going back in the archives to see places I’ve been to or what I was doing the year before. This will be a quick reminder of the highlights from this year. It was […]