November was a 50:50 split between real life book and the Kindle. Educated by Tara Westover: earlier this year I read an article about a girl who had the barest of educations but somehow ended up with a PhD from Cambridge. "Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2018
The Brainy One and I have read aloud to the The Boy Child virtually every day of his life. When he was a baby, whomever was cuddling him would invariably read aloud from the newspaper or a magazine. We were firm believers that it didn't matter what we read to him, it was more about … Continue reading Bedtime Reading
I made the final Christmas 2017 layout earlier this week - the photo shows all of us post Christmas lunch. The Brainy Boy used an iPhone linked to an iWatch to take the photo (there's clever ...). I found the idea for the design on Doodlebug Design's Instagram page.
Added to my One Little Word traveler's notebook this month is a spread about our closest (and my oldest) friends:The TN is now so fat and bulky, I'm not sure how many spreads I'll be able to squeeze in, even though I have space for nine more.
This weekend saw The Brainy One and I go out on a Saturday night without The Boy Child for only the second time this year. It did mean that I had to cancel the Strictly WhatsApp conversation, but it was just about worth it.The Dutch friends had invited us to try out a new bistro … Continue reading Me on Monday
Welcome to this year's December Daily; it's my favourite project of the year. Ordinarily I begin work on the foundation pages in mid-October, but this year there was a blip in my plan. The calendar was a free download from Ali. The kit I'd ordered via Scrapbook & Cards Today in late September failed to … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages
Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time. A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …
Two miles from beautiful Broadway lies Snowshill Manor. We visited recently (at our third attempt) and met up with my God Daughter and her family.I've only ever heard good things about Snowshill and it didn't disappoint. It's a sixteenth century country house, best known for its twentieth century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric man who … Continue reading Snowshill Manor
I'm sure you've heard or read the famous words attributed to Samuel Johnson ... "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." And while … Continue reading Sing London
I don't use my library as much as I should. The Boy Child and I got back into the habit of calling in after school once a week, but I hardly ever take anything out on my own ticket. I almost never make notes or mark up a book when I’m reading. When I see books … Continue reading Bookworm Confessions