The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin | Kindle | This is an uplifting, feel-good novel which whisks the reader through a whole range of emotions before building to a climax that ties things off just perfectly. I knew I was going to like it a few pages in when AJ, the irascible … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2022
Lovely Mary-Lou over at Patio Postcards has released this year’s list for the Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt. You can find her post here. Or you can just read on … Source This year's list: PathPeek-A-BooStairsFaceless SelfieSomething That Looks Like A Number or LetterA CornerLeaf VeinSipping OnChanges Shape When WetOMG, The ShoesYellow & Blue TogetherFuzzy Wuzzy TextureAll Gone, EmptyLeft OversWind PowerOh … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2022 Is Here
I read a great post on Cup of Jo recently all about childhood memories - the comments were the very best part of the post. And that got me thinking, what were mine, my core childhood memories? Collating and reading the Maggie and Kay letters has meant I've been thinking about my childhood a lot … Continue reading What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?
There was only one contender for March and that was the return to West End theatre. On the surface the outing looked as before, but underneath, numerous changes. I reused a favourite grid design and simply copied the text from my blog post for the journaling. That book stack embellishment was a gift from Mary-Lou. … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine – March
Reading seemed to be low down on my To Do list throughout March. 😦 One Night On The Island by Josie Silver | Paperback: I mentioned this last month but as I didn't finish it until earlier this month, I'm mentioning it again. Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano | Paperback: Murder mystery … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2022
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel | paperback | I began this on 27th January, Holocaust Memorial Day, as it felt appropriate | an early contender for favourite read of the year. Throughout the 1940s, forgers helped thousands of children escape Nazi France ... Harmel reimagines their story. Perfect for readers of The Tattooist … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2022
Are you a blurker? A blurker is someone who reads a blog this blog, maybe smiles at a photo of my son, nods in agreement at something I’ve written, perhaps even admires a scrapbook page I’ve shared … but never, ever leaves a comment to say they stopped by. Is that you? If so, then please break that habit and … Continue reading Do You Blurk?
As we get to grips with 2022, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: 8 visits with friends and family 57 Christmas cards written and addressed 64 Christmas cards posted 1st class 22 photos of the West End's decorations at night 16 Christmas presents wrapped up 15 thank-you notes written by The Boy - … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2021
I finally finished Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon just before Christmas. 🙂 Beginner's Luck by Kate Clayborn (Kindle): I saw this recommended by Mrs Darcy and found it the prefect light read over Christmas. 🙂 Clayborn also wrote Love at First. I received three books as Christmas gifts, more … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2021
Jermyn Street If you're looking for a book tracking log for 2022, Janssen has one here for free. :)If you fancy a spot of slow TV, then this is the program for you.Describe yourself in 5 words. Mine are currently: mum, partner, resilient and record-keeper.Dare by The Human League just turned 40 years old. I … Continue reading Four Fun Things