I haven't solved the dilemma of scrapbook storage, so I'm continuing with my hunt for a scrapbooking solution that ticks all the boxes. And just like blogging, I've no plans to stop scrapbooking. As previously mentioned, I've returned to Project Life this year (in a smaller format than before) and I will also incorporate 8x8 … Continue reading Scrapping in 2020 | The Goals
The final spread has been added to last year's One Little Word traveler's notebook. The book is so fabulously fat now, it's started to fall apart. A sign that we truly lived our word last year, perhaps?
I can't be the only one who recalls novels read in school English Literature classes with a slight shudder. As evidence of said slight shudder, I give you The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy ('O' Level set book, JMB examination board, 1984). And incidentally, my sister-in-law chose 'Thomas Hardy and the Gothic' for her Masters … Continue reading For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading
Sometimes, as much as we want to have an endless amount of excitement and cheer for a new year, it’s dreadful. While it can seem like new beginnings and fresh starts for some of us, a new year can also feel like a starting point for a necessary change. There’s so much pressure to make … Continue reading 15 Things I'm Planning on Doing Throughout 2020
Enthusiasm for this project definitely waned throughout the final quarter of 2019, but I did send 8 more letters. One went to an author. Five went to friends/family. Two went to individuals who had gone above and beyond in providing services. All eight were sent via the Royal Mail, with California as the furthest destination. … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 4th Quarter Review and Final Thoughts
In a podcast by Stacy Julian, possibly the one with Ali Edwards, she talked about writing a list of her favourite 50 something words. The number was significant because it matched the age she had just reached. I thought that was such a great idea. I began my list on the 20th September last year … Continue reading Favourite Words
There's something special about Disraeli's house, Hughenden. It's where we find ourselves when we need to hit our reset buttons.
Twenty nineteen was another good year for reading. Having said that, I find myself with just three titles on my Favourites of 2019 list (last year I had six on my list): Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: In April, I wrote that "initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2019
Twenty twenty marks our 10th year of One Little Word. This year's word came to me last August, as we drove down the autobahn from Belgium into Luxembourg. Pause. Noun: intermission; a temporary stop; a temporary stop in action or speech. Verb: to make a pause. I plan to incorporate our One Little Word into … Continue reading One Little Word | Pause in 2020
It was during the Summer of last year that the thought popped into my head ... "you should go back to Project Life in 2020". (I created nine Project Life albums between April 2011 and December 2015). I couldn't forget that line from Come From Away - "So many stories, gone ..." It was a … Continue reading Project Life | Revisited in 2020