An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Kindle): I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was one I saw it popping up everywhere. This is an emotional, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. Beautiful, compelling writing that really gets to the heart of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2019
So how did the month of no buying non-essentials pan out? It turns out that if you have a new puppy in the house, you don't go out anywhere near as much as you might ordinarily do. You don't give into temptation when nipping through M&S or glancing in the bookshop's window ... because you're … Continue reading How The Month of No Buying Panned Out
The Brainy One was able to arrange his annual teaching gig at the University of Cambridge to fall in half-term. With Tilly staying with friends, The Boy Child and I were able to enjoy a lot of gazing at gorgeous views and stunning architecture. Take a look ... Punts moored on the River Cam St. … Continue reading Cambridge
Do you remember when you were a child and your parents warned you not to talk to strangers? Do you remember constantly telling your children today not to meet up with 'friends' they met on the internet? The Boy Child and I recently did both of those things. We even met arranged to meet a … Continue reading Stranger Things
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A perfect pair? Since Tilly's arrival, the question I've been asked most is this: How is The Boy Child with her? I tell people that he is besotted, and he is. But ... He is also heavy-handed with her, constantly bothers her if she is trying to sleep and will insist on cuddling her in … Continue reading Him and Her
Reader, I Married Meby Sophie Tanner is a story in the classic chick lit mode ... until you realise that the story might just be true ... Chloe Usher has just broken up with the love of her life. All her friends urge her to find another man before she disappears down the slippery slope … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Reader, I Married Me
Two more spreads have been added to my traveler's notebook. It seems that we thrive by simply embracing all that is good for the soul. I reused a design to record the weekday walk in Notting Hill ... and I added the Awards Evening.
I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter
I didn't make anything during the first two weeks of the month, but completed last week was a double page spread starring Tilly (for our 2019 album). Call it puppy love It's an old design, one that I've used a lot over the years. I think it originally came from Shimelle. I also reused a … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #2