Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock & roll but people kept recommending it. I definitely had a hard time remembering that it was fiction, because I kept wanting to look up the band online to listen to their music and see their faces … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2019
Month: April 2019
Things He Says | The James Bond Edition
Sean Connery ... the best 007? "I can sum up James Bond in a few sentences. Goes on a mission. Meets an extremely attractive girl or two. Defeats an arch enemy. Kisses girl who survived. Credits roll.
OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook
Two more spreads have been added ... our trip to Devon and a trip we made in the Easter holidays. Devon delight Super Sywell You might that these designs look familiar, and you'd be correct. I'm using just three or four different ones for this traveler's notebook, so that when it's finished, they will join … Continue reading OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook
Marie Kondo-ing the Junk Drawer
Do you have one of those drawers, usually in the kitchen, that is, to put it plainly, full of cr*p? Mine is (was) the drawer directly under the microwave. A drawer full of things that didn't have a home somewhere else. Before Marie Kondo was called for. Half an hour later, I had three piles … Continue reading Marie Kondo-ing the Junk Drawer
Tour of Wembley Stadium
Wembley's famous arch On a sunny afternoon just before the Easter weekend, The Boy Child and I hopped on a bus heading up to the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, to go on the tour. (Long-time readers may well recall that we first visited for the Ladies FA Cup in May 2017.) In England's … Continue reading Tour of Wembley Stadium
Did I Give Up on Giving Up?
I mentioned a few weeks ago, roundabout six, to be exact, that I was giving up crisps, biscuits and sweets for Lent. I survived the whole of Lent without them, but there's no denying it was hard. How I missed them! Here's what I discovered about myself ... I've been consuming those things without ever … Continue reading Did I Give Up on Giving Up?
As we were preparing to leave Devon, we made a final stop at the Canonteign Falls near Exeter. Home to England’s highest man-made waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70 metres. The falls were built in 1890 The … Continue reading Canonteign Falls
My goddaughter and her family invited us recently to spend a few days with them at a cottage in rural Devon, on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It's not an area of the UK that I know, so I was imagining chocolate-box cottages and cream teas galore. Chocolate-box cottages The cottages were … Continue reading Devon Delight
Scrapping in 2019 #5
I found the perfect patterned paper in my stash for a spread about Kew's Orchid Festival and I'm really pleased with how it turned out ... I also finished a double spread about the February half-term ... where you can just see a glimpse of the lovely Deb. Can you spot Deb? The final page … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #5
10 Things | Tilly
Dog tired ... She has brought so much joy into our livesShe's not quite there with the house trainingShe's a very dainty eater (not like Max at all!)She has her own group of friends on the school run. I am ignored by strangers who say hello to her by nameShe's not afraid to bark at … Continue reading 10 Things | Tilly