For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2022

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel | paperback | I began this on 27th January, Holocaust Memorial Day, as it felt appropriate | an early contender for favourite read of the year. Throughout the 1940s, forgers helped thousands of children escape Nazi France ... Harmel reimagines their story. Perfect for readers of The Tattooist … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2022

Frugal February 2022 | How The Month Played Out

I’ve just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It’s been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a purchase is essential – most of the time, it hasn’t been. I’ve saved money, but what of the purchases I did make? Purchases came under one category: scrapbooking supplies – mainly cardstock and patterned paper … Continue reading Frugal February 2022 | How The Month Played Out

The Boy’s Easy Jammie Biscuits

Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour 100g caster sugar 100g softened butter 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 teaspoons of strawberry or raspberry jam Method: Heat oven to 170C FanRub the flour, sugar and butter together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbsAdd enough egg to bring the mixture together to form a doughFlour your hands and shape the dough … Continue reading The Boy’s Easy Jammie Biscuits

Scrapbooking in 2022 | Wedding Layouts

I've mentioned on more than one occasion that when I began scrapbooking, I was rubbish. No two ways about it. I was terrible. During my recent weekend at Crop in the Country I used the time between classes to work on redoing the pages featuring our wedding. I chose to reuse my favourite designs, scraplift … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | Wedding Layouts

Me on Monday | 21 February

It was half term week. The Boy and I spent a morning in the military history sections of Waterstones, Piccadilly and Hatchards :)The Colombian and I arranged a date to celebrate two family birthdaysThe Boy and I went to the cinema to see the superb BelfastThe Boy and I spent a night at my clubThe … Continue reading Me on Monday | 21 February

Scrapbooking in 2022 | Gaps in The Boy’s Scrapbooks

As mentioned earlier this week, I'm using this year's 100 Day Project to finish up any outstanding projects. For speed, I reused favourite designs (and you have to love a class that gives you enough stash for a second layout). I began with two spreads for The Boy's albums. The first one is a home … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | Gaps in The Boy’s Scrapbooks

The 100 Day Project | 2022

The 9th annual 100 Day Project began on Sunday just gone, 13th February, and as in previous years, I'm planning on using the 100 days to clear up a bunch of unfinished projects. This is the 5th year I will have taken part. What’s on my UFO list? The Royal Ballet School journal Moving the … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | 2022