Back in 2013, Helena hosted a weekly meme inviting participants to capture their surroundings by looking up and looking down. I think I participated once.However, I did think about that idea again yesterday when I was on the school run.Look Up. Look Down.Helena also ran the popular meme Zoom In | Zoom Out in 2014 and is running a meme … Continue reading Look Up | Look Down
When I see myself in a photo or catch sight of my reflection, I rarely look like how I think I look.We're talking about photos that make me look half-way decent here, not the candid mouth-open-eyes-shut variety.Photos like this one.And this one.Where am I going with this post?Passport photos, that's where.Yep, it's almost for for a … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror
I'm currently thinking about and writing about the music from my childhood as part of The History Project online class .Bearing in mind that I am now in my mid 40s, my childhood musical heydays were the late 70s and the early 80s.Songs like:Geno and Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners (1981 and 1982). These songs were … Continue reading Music Memories
There's potential in the next few weeks for some serious upheaval here in suburbia.With that in mind, I took an hour to myself this afternoon to scrapbook.I gave to myself.Something simple.With layering.With embellishments that are years old. No journalling necessary. What is it that Cathy Zielske often says?Something along the lines of, "take the crap out of scrapbooking."Job done.
After waiting eleven days for his parents to decide, Cachirulo now has a name. His first name is English and his middle name is Spanish. Ah, if only I could share it with you. But he looks pretty pleased with it, wouldn't you say?
It's been a:MoT and car insurance sorting, filling up the freezer, newspaper reading and tea drinking, ironing, menu planning, buying the groceries forgotten the first time around, working on The History Project, and drinking tea in the park en route to pick-up 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.
He said: "Why did the banana go to the hospital?"I said: "I don't know. Why did the banana go to the hospital?"He said: "Because he wasn't peeling very well!"
Having packed the boys off to the football and boxed off a few chores, I spent the remainder of the afternoon in my office.It was bliss.I had iTunes playing through my PC.The pooch was curled up in his basket.I started a double page spread about Cachirulo. He still doesn't have a name. I wrote about memories of games and … Continue reading Scrapbook Saturday
The Boy Child has nursed a horrible cold throughout half-term. Which meant that we had to delay meeting our new (and first) great nephew. We had to make do with photos sent via iPhones. But today was the day. I think I'm going to love this Great Auntie lark! * Cachirulo is … Continue reading Cachirulo*
"I'd like to go there", he said, many months ago.I took no notice."We'd like to go there this week", said the young cousins.So we went there.Looks quite innocuous from the outside, doesn't it?Inside is a vision of Hell.The noise level was painful.Pumping pop music so loud you could hardly hear yourself think.Aisles so packed with … Continue reading M&M’s World