The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards asked her readers recently how many store/brand loyalty cards they carried. It was a good question! The current crop of in use loyalty cards A quick scan of my purse reveals seven store loyalty cards. They are, from the top ... Costa Coffee - a national chain where The … Continue reading Rewarding Loyalty
As we move into the second quarter of the year, I've taken a look at how my Year of Thanking has gone so far. I've written 16 letters over a three month period and I can't decide if that's a good number or a pitifully poor one. One person wrote a note back. One person … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 1st Quarter Review
This year's 100 Day Project is live! This year, I've decided to use the 100 Day Project to finish off the handful of abandoned works in progress I have around the place. Five UFOs to tackle In no particular order, I have the following UFOs: A small album recording each day of London 2012 The … Continue reading 100 Day Project
Did March turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers tell us: 10 pieces of Happy Mail sent by me. Sadly, I also sent 4 cards acknowledging 4 deaths in the wider family. 3 separate trips booked for later this year - two for the family and a solo adventure for me. My … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2019
Nowhere to Lay One's Head by Francoise Frenkel: "In 1921, Françoise Frenkel a Jewish woman from Poland opens Berlin's very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer's day in 1939 Berlin's Jewish shops and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2019
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. Sparkling in History, July 1981 Without a doubt, History was my favourite subject. … Continue reading What Was Your Favourite Subject at School?
My mum did me a huge favour when she kept the majority of my school reports ... and then, years later, passing them onto me. The History Project has given me reason to pull them out of a folder and re-read them. The mark that put me at the bottom of the class for Chemistry … Continue reading What Was Your Least Favourite Subject at School?
Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey is near Dorking in Surrey and around an hour's drive from West London. It was the weekend party house of Margaret 'Maggie' Greville, a popular and powerful socialite in the early 1900s. Margaret Greville's desk Mrs Greville bequeathed the estate to the National Trust after initially having planned to leave it … Continue reading Polesden Lacey
"I wish we'd got an ugly one." This was The Boy Child's remark after we'd been stopped again and again by strangers who wanted to make a fuss of Tilly.
I've used my crafting time this past week to fill in a few gaps in The Boy Child's album. I added a double spread of 11 photos from last Summer. We had a wonderful six weeks, and I couldn't help but marvel at how different The Boy Child's Summer holidays are from the ones I … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #4