For most parents, I should think that it's a rite of passage. There comes a point in life when your child/ren are somehow taller than you. The milestone of The Boy Child becoming taller than me was reached a few days ago ... The reflection of our dark hair in the mirror perhaps doesn't make … Continue reading It Was Always Going To Happen
Him: "What's for supper?" Me: "Meatballs." Him: "Splendiferous!"
I'm back using one of my favourite grid designs to give a home to our great-nephews' school photos. In a spot of continuity, I also used it for Cachirulo's Reception class photos in January. I tweaked a design seen on Scrapbooking Quebec for the second layout featuring our wee boys - I absolutely love, love, … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #17
Week 45: West London had a few days of weather that was worth photographing. The US election had me gripped, even though the sitting president soon had me shouting at the TV and incandescent with rage (again). The US election result I was hoping for came four days after the USA went to the polls … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 45 and 46
This will be my 13th year documenting December and for a very brief moment, I thought about not doing it. The on-going global pandemic will mean a December without us hosting our annual Christmas Drinks Party (a firm favourite), without The Brainy One and I spending a day Christmas shopping (which in reality means a … Continue reading December Daily 2020 | Foundation Pages
The Covid-19 journal has now spread into a second album. I've included a title page: Then it's onto the news that President Trump had tested positive for Covid-19. Following him is a newspaper cutting highlighting the new tier regulations that came into force in mid-October, a letter from our local council and the Tier-system press … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 7
Listening to: Nico's playlist and Elgar's Enigma Variations - Nimrod is my favourite piece. Watching: Michael Palin's travel programs via the BBC iPlayer. Reading: everything by new-to-me author, Mhairi McFarlane (she'll be mentioned in my For the Love of Books post at the end of the month). Making: lists for Christmas - gift ideas (most … Continue reading Right Now …
I chose the theme of school for both months. In September, The Boy Child returned to school after 192 days at home and settled into Year 9. In October, Cachirulo and Los Pequeños had their official school portraits taken. I might have cried when I received them.