The Gogo Getaway had a specific theme for its 10 year anniversary. The special guest designer was Shimelle Laine and all the products used in each and every class were from her latest paper range for American Crafts, A Box of Crayons. Friday evening's class was called Berry Clever, and involved paper folding and some … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #7 | The Gogo Getaway Classes
Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway. Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London. There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway
The Jersey War Tunnels were built by slave labour during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War. Originally built as fortifications for Hitler's plan to turn the Islands into an 'impregnable fortress', orders came in 1943 to turn the tunnels into an underground hospital (at this point in the war, … Continue reading Jersey | The Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey's capital of St. Helier is a short bus ride from St. Brelade's Bay. We visited on a Sunday and were both astonished and delighted to find that most shops, cafés and restaurants were closed. We were able to explore at our own pace and drift along side streets and hidden alleyways without fighting hordes of … Continue reading Jersey | St. Helier
During the recent half-term, we nipped on a plane and flew for a mere 35 minutes to the beautiful island of Jersey.Far enough away to feel like 'abroad' and familiar enough to feel British. We stayed in the gorgeous St. Brelade's Bay and our hotel over looked the beach. The beach is apparently in the … Continue reading Jersey | St Brelade’s Bay
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2014: The Boy Child had something to say. In 2012: I had 10 Things to say about surviving a solo city … Continue reading On This Day
As a little pre-weekend warm up, the Gogo Getaway ladies set two challenges which had to be completed before arriving at the venue. The first challenge was to include double-digits in honour of the company's 10 year anniversary. Having marked a significant birthday recently, I was onto a winner.The second challenge, set by guest designer … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #6 | The Pre-GoGo Getaway Challenges
During June (2nd - 24th), the Oxford Sculptors Group is showcasing a exhibition of works in the gardens of Greys Court. You're probably not surprised to learn that the Labrador silhouette was my favourite.
I was invited recently to the London Concours at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London. Having never been to the HAC before, I jumped at the chance … even though the main attractions were 80 cars. Never let it be said that I'm adverse to wearing a dress and drinking Champagne mid-morning.I still … Continue reading The London Concours at the HAC
What a fabulous weekend of creativity! Forty eight hours in the company of like-minded women is a real treat.