Two more spreads have been added to my traveler's notebook. It seems that we thrive by simply embracing all that is good for the soul. I reused a design to record the weekday walk in Notting Hill ... and I added the Awards Evening.
I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter
I didn't make anything during the first two weeks of the month, but completed last week was a double page spread starring Tilly (for our 2019 album). Call it puppy love It's an old design, one that I've used a lot over the years. I think it originally came from Shimelle. I also reused a … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2019 #2
Before Christmas, The Boy Child announced that he'd won an award at school and had £250 to spend. Further investigation revealed that although the Jack Petchey Foundation had given the school a grant, the recipient was chosen by a student vote ... which was indeed won by The Boy Child and the £250 prize money … Continue reading Awards Evening
I'm not a big fan of winter. This year hasn't been so bad - it’s been mild and we’ve seen the sun - and the snowfall has been minimal. First school run But if personal experience has taught me anything about winter, it’s that I need to get myself out of the house and into … Continue reading Winter Walks with Tilly
Time for a little self-indulgence ... Shaun featured my postcard on the shop's Facebook page. (I'm no longer on Facebook; a friend sent me the link and I took a screenshot.) Postcards Home, an online treasure chest selling unique homeware and gifts inspired by travel and design, selected my Instagram image to win their January … Continue reading Four Fun Things
On a chill February morning, Tilly and I picked up my friend and we headed to the lovely West London district of Notting Hill. This upmarket part of London even has a film named after it. Beloved of bankers and yummy mummies, the area is awash with colourful houses , a world famous weekly market … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One
What's that? No dogs on the sofa? There's no denying it ... since the arrival of Tilly, we've never been so popular! It's not hard to see why.
I've fallen out with lunch. Same old, same old. I'm someone who likes to eat. I don't do well if I've missed a meal. But the truth is, I'm bored with lunch. I tend to eat the same thing, more or less, every day - a sandwich (filling is usually ham, but could also be … Continue reading Let’s Do Lunch
I was perusing the confectionery aisle in the supermarket when a small voice in my head said, "So what if Jelly Babies are on offer, you don't need them". I bought them anyway, ate too many in one sitting and gave myself a sugar-overload headache. Did I really need them? That's when I gave myself … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need