Dear friends,Summer holidays are here and we'll be off on adventures, near and far.Making memories for me to share with youand to scrapbook, obviously.I'll be posting occasionally during August and will be back with more of my usual schedule early in September.***As well as making those memories,I'm going to use this time to work out how … Continue reading Summer Break
School's out for Summer.
There are a number of things in my house now that were once in Mum's house.A piece of furniture, an ornament or two, this and this.But which thing of hers brings me most comfort?This key ring. Once Mum's estate had been wound up, I remembered to ask if I could have it, and it arrived yesterday.When … Continue reading The Little Things
Design Your Life by Cathy Zielske is up and running,and Week One introduced the idea of symmetry and asymmetry on scrapbook pages. The first assignment was to produce a symmetrical layout using a grid design.I used recent photos of The Boy Child to tell a story from over twenty years ago. Isn't it great when … Continue reading Design Your Life 2.0 | Week One
When you're done with sticking down photos, adding embellishments and composing the journaling in your head, does it still count as a scrapbook page if and when you realise that you haven't added any patterned paper? I have photos and (will have) words. I have plenty of colour on the page.And I have a dog.So, I'm going to say that … Continue reading What Constitutes a Scrapbook Page?
As the weather this weekend was cooler than of late, we chose to spend a little more time inside, with a visit to the National Army Museum at the top of our list. It reopened in March of this year, after a major overhaul of the space, and like the Design Museum, the space has … Continue reading This Weekend I …
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,but people will never forgethow you made them feel."~ Maya Angelou
I've finished it.Which surprises me, because I initially didn't find Sanditon an easy read. But having become reused to the language of Austen,I found that I became invested in the charactersand wanted to know what would happen to them. Even though I knew where The Other Lady took over,I didn't notice a discernible change in style … Continue reading The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club #2
I love, love, love how my first Traveler's Notebook turned out!So much so, I'm prepping TN2 for our next adventure. We are fortunate to have friends who have holiday homes abroad,and this Summer, we have been invited to Marrakech in Morocco. Like last time, I wanted lined cards for the journaling elementsand settled on 4x4 grid … Continue reading Traveler’s Notebook | Marrakech
The Brainy One and I had a tremendous day out at Wimbledon last Friday. We saw three matches: Scott Johnson (US) v Marin Cilic (Cro), Johanna Konta (GB) v Maria Sakkari (Gr) and Naomi Osaka (Jpn) v Venus Williams (US). Even though I took the Big Lens with me, I found it difficult to … Continue reading Anyone for Tennis?