Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Family saga at its best. I whipped through this over several evenings and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll mention this book again when my post about family sagas goes live soon and it's a contender for the my best reads of 2020 list already. The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott: … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2020
We watched/are watching Dracula ("I'm undead, not unreasonable"), Wisting and The Trial of Christine Keeler. I listened to an interview with Kathleen Keyes. Hankies at the ready. (This is obviously not a fun thing, but worth reading all the same.) I came across a perfect quotation for book lovers: "Strange, isn't it? To love a … Continue reading Four Fun Things
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"Mum, have you seen my moustache? All the cool cats have one!"
It was while I was considering the dilemma of lack of storage space for full scrapbooks that I was sidetracked by browsing through Volumes 1 and 2 of The Boy Child's albums. They're shockingly awful. I don't say that in the hope that you will leave a comment in order to contradict me and tell … Continue reading Project Life | Revisiting Those Early Years
I'm of an age where I can remember things being kept 'for best' - the dress that was only worn once or twice a year - Christmas and a 'special' family occasion, that bottle of my favourite Champagne or the eggshell china tea set that spends its days wrapped in newspaper, quietly waiting for an … Continue reading Don’t Save It ‘For Best’
Last year I told you that my favourite Christmas gift of 2018 had been a duvet set. This cute cushion seen above was by far my favourite gift of Christmas 2019. That's Tilly's hairs you can see there. And should I decide to put the cushion in the spare room when The Best Friends come … Continue reading What Was Your Best/Favourite Christmas Present?
The first spread of the year was to record Cachirulo's first ever school photos - doesn't he look gorgeous! The patterned paper and embellishments are from the fab Back to School range by Doodlebug Design. The second spread was to record our December Doings - a double spread sufficed, as the first 25 days of … Continue reading Scrapping in 2020 #1
Two weeks into the new year and this smaller size of 8x8 is working for me. I don't need a photo for all seven days, I can just cherry pick the stories I want to tell. Week 1: The cards are a mix of 'proper' Project Life product (designed by the fabulous Cathy Zielske) and … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 1 and 2
It was late September in 1987 and I was spending the day in Chester with Mum and The Auntie. I was on a month's disembarkation leave after a tour in the Falkland Islands with the RAF. We wandered in through the door of the small Benetton boutique and it caught my eye almost immediately. I … Continue reading What’s Your Oldest Item of Clothing?