IKEA | A Rite of Passage?

Earlier this week, I assembled a shelving unit bought from IKEA.It's the first ever self-assemble piece of furniture from IKEA that I've ever owned.I feel like a grown-up ... or not.Whatever. I bought it to replace an old bookcase which stood in our hall.The one where I tried to artfully arrange the bookcase's contents. And failed.Now I … Continue reading IKEA | A Rite of Passage?

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

December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

It isn't even a bauble; more of a 3D interactive decoration in brass.But as I was hanging it on our tree for the first time, I was grateful for the reminder of happy times we'd shared in the midst of a year of loss and grief.Love and loss.Happy and sad.If you look through the darkness hard … Continue reading December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

100 Days

It was pointed out to me recently that today marks 100 days until Christmas.Yep, really.I've always tried to avoid thinking about Christmas until at least October, but as The Boy Child has grown up, talk of Christmas starts earlier.  In fact, we've already had a chat about writing to Santa ...   I have plenty of … Continue reading 100 Days

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 15-21 {and that elusive #13}

This is the fourth year I've participated in Rinda's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt.You can see this year's list here.#15: A team logo.The logo of Liverpool Football Club on the arms of The Boy Child's glasses.#16: A map showing a trip taken during the time period.The bus route map of Bermuda; it was consulted a lot.#17: Twins. Conjoined strawberries … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 15-21 {and that elusive #13}

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 8 – 14 {Minus #13}

This is the fourth year I've participated in Rinda's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt.You can see this year's list here.#8: A drawing, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you.I'm working on the closing page for our Bermuda album.#9: Someone playing in, or around water.The Boy Child on Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda.#10: A bicycle.I spotted … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 8 – 14 {Minus #13}

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 1-7

This is the fourth year I've participated in Rinda's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt.You can see this year's list here.#1: A 'wild heart' - a naturally occurring heart. Clematis petals found on the lane where I walk the pooch.With added silver shoes. #2: A footprint or paw print.  The Boy Child was happy to oblige for this image when we were on … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2016 | The Definitive List, Numbers 1-7

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda | Snap #21

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is the highest point on Bermuda.Unluckily for us, the clouds rolled in on the day we chose to visit. It was also extremely windy and I was the only one brave enough to venture out onto the viewing platform. You … Continue reading Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda | Snap #21

BAMZ | Bermuda

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is the island's most popular tourist destination.It's easy to see why.It's small enough to do in half a day,but big enough to hold your attention.It's also situated in the stunningly beautiful Flatts Village. What's not to love?