Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – January and February

This year's word of heart is being recorded simply - one 12x12 scrapbook page a month. The Boy made me laugh by suggesting that he should appear every month. 🙂 In January, I chose a cute photo of our great nephews after they'd built a snowman: For February, I chose a set of photos taken … Continue reading Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – January and February

Month in Numbers | February 2021

I can’t say that February was fabulous; the hideous weather put paid to that. But it wasn’t a total washout. Let’s see what the numbers made of it: 28 days ... of a national lockdown/stay-at-home across England ... of taking Tilly for her morning walk. (The Brainy One and The Boy walk her in the … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

I read three books on American politics by the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel - If Only They Didn't Speak English; A Year At The Circus and Unpresidented: All 3 books are informative, amusing and offer an unbiased account (because he's BBC and the books are published by BBC Books) of behind the scenes … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of 2020, 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 (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) and I feel good about it. It’s … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12

After the announcement from Boris earlier this week, there is definitely hope that we are on the way out of this ... I've included what I've/we've been binge-watching and six numerical facts, alongside some positive signs of Spring and a reflective moment: Lots of good news re the vaccine rollout program and continued speculation that … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 12

Which Literary Character Would You Like To Share Lockdown With?

Or conversely, which literary character wouldn't you like to share Lockdown with? Interior of John Sandoe Books Jane Eyre would be calm but judgmental; Heathcliff's moods would be impossible to live with. Christian Grey would require his own dungeon and take up too much room; Bridget Jones would be cheerful and not too horribly upbeat … Continue reading Which Literary Character Would You Like To Share Lockdown With?

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

The grimness continued with a astonishing threat from the EU. I don't usually swear when scrapbooking but, really ...? It's paired with grief at the loss of a wonderful man. I included Captain Sir Tom's obituary and a photo of Number 10 with the Union flags at half-mast. 😦 I also included a cartoon and … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11