Back in January, I posted a few thoughts on compiling Project Life for my family.As we are now halfway through 2014, I feel it's time a little more reflection.I plan to continue with a daily format, one week per double spread.I'm currently using two albums a year: January - June, July - December.Given that by … Continue reading Project Life | Overview
A quick word to say thank-you for all the lovely comments here and on FB about the post relating to my sister emigrating.As previously said, it's all good.We're from a family who have been expats.We chose the same career, where living overseas was part of the attraction.We're not the only ones who now live thousands of … Continue reading Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
We should have known.It's Wimbledon.It's Glastonbury weekend.Of course it was going to rain.And boy, did it rain.We carried on regardless.Having been to the local DIY store to purchase two gazebos.Much to the amusement of all our overseas friends.There were plenty of comments along the lines of, "How terribly British!" But you know what? That British … Continue reading BBQ
Hi, hi, c'mon on in.You must have heard me put the kettle on.How are you? Well, I trust?Me?A little sad today, if I'm being honest.No, no, there's no real cause for sadness. I'm just being silly.Y'see, my sister and nephew emigrated today. They've gone to join my brother-in-law in a new life a few thousand … Continue reading Sharing a Cuppa
Zoom In | Zoom Out is Helena's idea and you can see more here.The Boy Child had an amazing Sports Day.He took 3rd place in the Egg and Spoon race.He was unplaced in the 50m.He helped his House win the team Over and Under game.The sun shone all afternoon.None of the children cried or had … Continue reading Zoom In | Zoom Out and Sports Day: Photo Heavy
I am stuck for ideas as to what to photograph for Zoom In | Zoom Out today.I am sending links for tomato sauce thousands of miles.I am signing up for Sian's new swap. Brilliant idea, wish I'd thought of it myself.I am thinking that I have invited too many people to a BBQ this weekend.I … Continue reading Right Now …
For all that I roll my eyes at the mention of football.For all that I have to stifle a yawn at the mention of the FIFA World Cup.For all that I have to feign interest in The Boy Child's FIFA World Cup sticker book.For all of that ...For football's common ground.For football's inclusiveness.For the lack … Continue reading A Love Letter to Football
The Brainy One works for himself.Which can be a mixed blessing, as his office is at the top of our house.But occasionally, having him home mid-morning is ideal.A yell from the garden where I have been hanging the washing up to his open office windows.Tea for two and a plate of homemade scones.An unexpected hour … Continue reading Elevenses
Two more items ticked off this weekend.#12: A mascot."Pride", Team GB's mascot from the London Olympics in 2012.#21: A photo of me with something that represents the season.You can't get more summery than The Boy Child's factor 50 suncream.How are you getting on with your list?
We spent the day up in Chelsea with our Chelsea Pensioner friend.He's been a little under the weather and I wanted the opportunity to see how he was doing.Not that I told him I was checking up on him, of course.Lunch al fresco.Walking in the grounds.Meeting more Pensioners.More football stickers.Post lunch drinks.How was your Saturday?