Month in Numbers | June 2020

Another 30 days at, or very near home, but that didn't mean that June wasn't joyful. Let's see what the numbers have to say: 11 online Step classes completed. 30 online sessions of Pilates. 4 pre-booked Field Trips. 101 days since the UK went into Lockdown. 23 more days of homeschooling. The novelty has long … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2020

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 | Link-up #1

Today is the first link-up of this year's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt and is hosted by Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. I haven't found many of the items so far, but I have enough to share with you. 3) Something with the colours of your country's flag - Union flag bunting hanging across the curtain … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 | Link-up #1

The Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 Is On

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards has released this year's Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt and it's definitely virus-friendly. 🙂 You can find the list here. There's only one hard and fast rule: every image you find must have been taken between 1 June and 30 September. The hunt is lots of fun - the first … Continue reading The Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt 2020 Is On

Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

How are you remaining connected to your loved ones and friends during Lockdown? We have both a myriad of WhatsApp groups and regular Face Time chats with ours. But what I've enjoyed most of all is sending postcards. I was a prolific postcard sender, right up until Mum died and then I stopped. If I … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Scrapbooking in 2020 #7

The Boy Child and I sat down and looked through his current scrapbook (I think it's Volume 6) and I was shocked to see that I hadn't added anything since our road trip to Normandy last October. I asked him what he wanted me to add and his first suggestion was ... Christmas. I turned … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #7

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1

We are currently living through something that future generations will learn about in their school History lessons. As a memory keeper, I felt it was important to create a record of my own family's experience. I'm mostly using pocket pages in 6x8, with cards for the journaling from my favourite In a Creative Bubble. I'm … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 1

Month in Numbers | April 2020

Was April awful? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 18 online sessions of Pilates. 30 more days of Lockdown, bringing the UK's total number of days in Lockdown to 42. There were 15 mornings of homeschooling. We made 7 rainbows for our windows. I sent 9 pieces of Happy Mail. My highest daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2020

Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

Enforced weeks at home have pushed me into expanding the number of dishes I can prepare easily and have everyone eat; I found this recipe through The Everygirl blog and it's simple to prepare, delicious to eat. Ingredients: 4 medium chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) - I cut mine into 1" strips1 tablespoon Italian seasoning1/2 tsp EACH crushed red pepper, salt, pepper1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons butter (divided)Asparagus, … Continue reading Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken with Asparagus