Bloggers’ Lunch

If you believe everything you hear/read, blogging is on the decline.  Something to do with people no longer having the concentration levels to read and digest a post of more than a few words.  I disagree, although I recognise that my number of regular readers and commenters has decreased this year.  I believe that the blogging … Continue reading Bloggers’ Lunch

Memos: Mail: Me

On the Happy Mail front this week, the Postie bought me a beautiful note from Julie (in response to Happy Mail I'd sent her).  But as we all know, unsolicited Happy Mail is welcome, whatever the reason behind it.     Despite the mizzle and wintry nip in the air this weekend, we wrapped up warmly and made the most of being outside.  … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me

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

Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up #3

Mary-Lou of Patio Postcardsis hosting the third of three link-ups today for this year'sPhotography Scavenger Hunt.(As she lives in Canada, you might want to wait until afternoonhere in the UK before heading over there.) You can see the full list here.My Link #1 is here and Link #2 is here.Here's what I was missing:4) A zig zag.6) A pipe.9) … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link Up #3

Weekend Retreat | What Did I Make?

Aside from all but finishing the Traveler's Notebook about our exploits in Sapin,I managed to make a whopping 11 scrapbook pages over the course of two days! Four were 12x12 pocket pages, three were 8.5x11 (a size I'd challenged myself to produce) and the remainder were 12x12(three were double-page spreads and one was a single-page spread). That's what I … Continue reading Weekend Retreat | What Did I Make?

This Weekend I …

... indulged my love of scrapbooking, in a room full of like-minded ladies ... and it was amazing!There'll be more later this week about  the sort of things I made/produced,but let me share the venue with you first.We were based on the glorious campus of theRoyal Agricultural University in Gloucestershire.It was so gorgeous that I immediately … Continue reading This Weekend I …

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