For the Love of Reading | October 2019

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld: This was a reread from my bookshelf and it's a title I don't think I've ever mentioned before. The premise of this story is quite simple - it's Pride and Prejudice re-imagined for the 21st Century and it is utterly brilliant! Sittenfeld also wrote the excellent American Wife and Prep. The … Continue reading For the Love of Reading | October 2019

Scrapping in 2019 #11

Over the last few weeks I've enjoyed putting our Summer into albums - some traditional 12x12 pages, a few Project Life pocket pages and a few hybrid pages combining the two options. This first one documents the afternoon and evening The Boy Child and I spent being tourists in London. The second spread documents Cachirulo … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #11

Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

"The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone." Mary Quant If you read Friday's post, you'll know that Sian and I saw the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum recently. Mary Quant was a trendsetter in more ways than I'd realised. As we moved from display case … Continue reading Mary Quant at the Victoria & Albert Museum

A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

My gorgeous god daughter did something pretty amazing at the start of the summer. She chose to cut her hair ... ... and donate the pony tail to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair … Continue reading A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

Great Coxwell Barn

We met up with friends recently in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside. The meeting point was the Great Barn in the village of Great Coxwell. The barn is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th-century grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey. Built from Cotswold rubble-stone walling, the barn is an impressive reminder … Continue reading Great Coxwell Barn