Four Fun {and Not-so-Fun} Things

We watched and highly recommend the Bee Gees documentary on Amazon Prime. The following evening we watched Saturday Night Fever. I read a brilliant essay on Cup of Jo {this is the not-so-fun thing}. I'd like to suggest that you read both the essay and the comments section. The best comment? This: "Be brave for … Continue reading Four Fun {and Not-so-Fun} Things

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

This time last year, I never imagined I'd be trying to marshall my thoughts into some sort of coherent post about how the last 365 days have been for me and my family. It is perhaps easiest if I divide my thoughts into two columns - positives and negatives ... Positives: Lockdowns work. They're hard … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading: Blood Orange

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce (Kindle): I don't normally read a thriller, but this one has left its mark on me. I thought about the ending in particular for a good few days after I'd finished reading it. I should point out that the story deals with murder, rough sex, allegations of rape, suicide and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading: Blood Orange

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England A Year On

Back in April 2020 I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Deb wrote about lockdown life in Southern England here. Six months later, she wrote another piece. Now, a year later, Deb’s kindly written an update, and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 According to Duolingo I … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England A Year On

Scrapbooking in 2021 | Filling in More Gaps

The thing about making several pages using the same design is that they invariably end up in different albums, so nobody is any the wiser . 🙂 (And I am closer to having a full set of gap-free albums.) Having said that, these two are side-by-side in The Boy's album. But this one below now … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Filling in More Gaps

Me on Monday

This past week was the best we've had in a few months ... The Boy returned to school for full-time, in-person learning. As previously mentioned, he has to take a compulsory lateral flow test twice a week. The Brainy One received his first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and, as with me, there have … Continue reading Me on Monday