For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2020

My reading focus in February was one just one novel. I read it twice, I enjoyed it that much. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan (Kindle and paperback): Let me begin with saying that I loved this so much, I purchased it in two formats: initially on Kindle and then in paperback. Why did I … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2020

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of last year, I didn't buy anything that wasn't considered necessary - no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I've just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It's been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Week 7: Storm Ciara brought a tree down onto our neighbour's house (no-one was hurt, thankfully). There's a new kitchen at the planning and design stage. We attended Cachirulo's 5th birthday party. There are additional photos and journaling behind the 6x4 photo (You can just see the top of The Colombian's head). The 3x4 journaling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8

Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

This year's the 25th Annual Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens celebrates the diversity of Indonesia. Over 5,000 species of orchids can be found in Indonesia; the Festival is celebrating the cultural and natural diversity that is scattered across the country's archipelago of 17,504 islands. The Festival is on until Sunday, 8 March 2020. Entry is included … Continue reading Orchid Festival | Kew Gardens

Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Found just around the corner from Victoria Coach Station, Elizabeth Street might just be the loveliest street in London. With many of its buildings dating back to the 1860s, the street is full of listed architecture. It shows off the elegance Belgravia is known for and provides a great backdrop for the shops and restaurants … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

OLW | Pause and How I'm Recording Our Word in 2020

Having settled on pause as our One Little Word for 2020, I considered how I would record it. The previous two years' words were recorded in a mini traveller's notebook. This year, I've gone with simple 8x8 spreads that will slot into our Project Life | Revisited album. I'm planning on approximately one spread per … Continue reading OLW | Pause and How I'm Recording Our Word in 2020

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6

Week 5: It was a peculiar week. The Brainy One was away in Marrakech. I was still reeling from the news of a friend's death and subsequently spent a fair bit of time arranging travel plans and accommodation so I could attend his funeral. And the UK finally and formally left the EU. Week 6: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6