It's been a while, ahem, since I participated in Julie's Month in Numbers. I decided to add a Project Life style page to our 2015 album after I'd seen something similar on Nathalie's blog. We have, in no particular order:260 ~ the number of lengths swum by me.6 ~ the number of visitors we had at … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2015
300g blackberries. 3 large cooking apples (I used Bramleys). 2 heaped tablespoons of soft brown sugar. Add a tablespoon or two of cold water. Simmer on a medium-to-high heat until apples soften. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Blend to desired consistency. Serve with 0% fat Greek yoghurt.Enjoy.This extremely simple dessert is hugely popular in our house during the winter months.I stew up … Continue reading Winter Warmer
If I mention handwriting homework, he moans.If I mention holiday diaries, he groans.If I notice that he is laboriously copying out Liverpool football results, I say nothing.And sneak a photo or two.Practice makes perfect.
It was May last year when I posted about The Boy Child's newly decorated bedroom.And I'm afraid to admit that those framed photos have been waiting to hang on the wall ever since.But, today, today I had a plan.A cheap frame.A free printable from Ali.Some washi tape.A willing husband.A little direction from me.Job done.
It's a new year.It's time for an online class.Something to get the creative juices flowing.But not one that necessarily ends with an album of themed layouts.Enter The History Project from Kerri Bradford. A class just for me and just about me.Scrapbooking and family history.I know.One spiral bound hardback notebook, a pen and I'm set. With … Continue reading The History Project
It's been a:brainstorming memories for a new class, swimming 30 lengths in a warmer pool than of late, grocery shopping,still thinking about a new bathroom,tackling the ironing mountain,journal decorating, stamping upside down,and homework supervising kind of Monday.This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme, which you can find on the fabulous From High in the Sky blog.
The table laid for supper.Homework waiting to be checked.School shoes waiting to be cleaned.An overly full ironing basket.The weekend papers thrown on the end of the kitchen counter.The Boy Child doing his thing.What sort of things make up a Sunday Snapshot for you?
"I'm coming to London to see an exhibition at the Science Museum,"she said. "Want to join me?"Um, that would be a yes. A photography exhibition, what else? An early portable camera ... a mere 12 lbs in weight!A look at Make Life Worth Living; an exhibition that packs a punch. Across the road to the V&A for lunch in … Continue reading Me, Museums and Mel
We are friends with a couple who have three girls.Their approach to parenting is the most-laid back I've ever encountered.Their youngest daughter has additional needs.She is one of my favourite people in the whole world.And today she turns three. We were invited for cake. Tonight, both her mummy and I heard her say The Boy Child's … Continue reading The Joy of Three
Child A: "You look tired, ma'am."(They're formal when addressing teachers at The Boy Child's school.)Teacher: "I am rather."The Boy Child: "Yes. You look miserable."(We need to work on that directness.)~ as reported by the class teacher.~ 21 January, 2015