Scrapping in 2018 #11

Scrapbooking time was virtually non-existent during the Summer holidays, and what little time available was allocated to our holiday Traveller's Notebook. I've added a page to The Boy Child's album - one about being runner-up for a prize initiated by the family of his teacher who died.  The Cup (it's actually a rose bowl) is … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #11

A Weekend at GoGo Getaway

Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway.  Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London.  There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway

This and That

I've felt the urge to nest lately and, because of that urge, I've stayed close to home this week.  Nothing special, just, you know, pottering about. Waging war on the gazillion leaves that land on our drive throughout Autumn.  Working on improving, moving platforms and re-branding my blog.  {If you've made the switch over from Blogger, thank … Continue reading This and That

Time Flies

When The Boy Child returned to school,  it came with the knowledge that he was beginning his final year of primary education. Who remembers this day?  Ahead of us lies countless meetings with countless professionals, each with their own opinion and agenda, over the decision  of where The Boy Child goes in September 2018. But … Continue reading Time Flies

Design Your Life 2.0 | Week One

Design Your Life by Cathy Zielske is up and running,and Week One introduced the idea of symmetry and asymmetry on scrapbook pages.    The first assignment was to produce a symmetrical layout using a grid design.I used recent photos of The Boy Child to tell a story from over twenty years ago. Isn't it great when … Continue reading Design Your Life 2.0 | Week One

The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club #2

I've finished it.Which surprises me, because I initially didn't find Sanditon an easy read. But having become reused to the language of Austen,I found that I became invested in the charactersand wanted to know what would happen to them.  Even though I knew where The Other Lady took over,I didn't notice a discernible change in style … Continue reading The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club #2

And So It Begins | The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club

Welcome to the Summertime Jane Austen Book Club!Officially, reading of Sanditon began on 1st July.Let's begin with a confession, shall we?I forgot that Saturday was the 1st.Right up until I went to bed early that evening in order to read.I ended up putting my selection of magazines aside and made a start on the first … Continue reading And So It Begins | The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club

Blog Review | 2016

And still I keep churning them out: 241 posts in 2016. And still some of you are reading and commenting: 280,792 page views in the life of this blog, approximately. {You won't be surprised when I tell you that this post garnered the most comments in 2016} {selfie attempt hijacked by The Boy Child} I … Continue reading Blog Review | 2016