Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn | Kindle | An easy-read rom-com, perfect for curling up with during these dreary Winter days. While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart | Kindle | A mother makes a heartbreaking choice in a story of love and courage during World War 2. You will be on tenterhooks. You will cry. … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2022
Are you a blurker? A blurker is someone who reads a blog this blog, maybe smiles at a photo of my son, nods in agreement at something I’ve written, perhaps even admires a scrapbook page I’ve shared … but never, ever leaves a comment to say they stopped by. Is that you? If so, then please break that habit and … Continue reading Do You Blurk?
The first two pages created this month were to finish off last year's 12 in 21 album - November and December. For November's spread, I chose a beautiful sunrise. And to wrap up the year, I scraplifted a spread seen on page 71 of the current edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine.
Last Summer's travelers notebook Given the ongoing pandemic I imagine that most of 2022 will be fairly similar to 2021, and that thought has helped to consolidate this year's scrapbooking goals. Storage for albums remains at a premium, so I'm continuing the theme of one layout for each month this year - 12 in 22. … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | The Goals
It was a bitterly cold week, with plenty of early morning fog. We celebrated two birthdays virtuallyWe booked a trip to Jersey for later this year! We love it there and it ticked all the boxes for reentering the world of air travel I booked my train to the Crop in the Country weekend in … Continue reading Me on Monday | 24 January
Winter in the Northern hemisphere can be pretty grim but over the last few years, I've sought out ways to enjoy it more ... Invest in a pair of slippers. This is such a little thing, but having a really great pair of warm slippers makes my life better every single day. Having warm feet really … Continue reading Five Ways to Enjoy Winter More
The Boy has been pinged a second time about probable contact with someone with Covid. In this particular case, we know that three of his class mates have tested positive. 😦 One in 10 Londoners had Covid at the beginning of 2022. Our London borough currently has approximately 1,815 cases per 100,000. As of last … Continue reading Planning for Isolation
There wasn't a stand out favourite amongst all the books I read last year, no equivalent of Eleanor or Daisy, but I still have six titles that I'd encourage you to read. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth | A multi-layered story about a quirky librarian struggling with social functioning read in May 2021. Where … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2021
During 2021, I created a fair amount of traditional 12x12 scrapbook pages. Out of that number, three designs were standout favourites and regular readers will know that each of these designs was used more than once. The grid design first made an appearance in early March and was one of the most liked of my … Continue reading Scrapping in 2021 | Favourite Layouts