There's no way we can say that March was magnificent ... but let's see what the numbers made of it: 7 days of homeschooling. 9 pieces of Happy Mail. 8 scrapbook pages created. 1 fall from grace. 62 walks with Tilly. Thankful for the days earlier in the month when we were able to go … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2020
Cup of Jo highlighted Brooklyn's rainbows and we could all do with a few rainbows in our lives right now. Daily walks with Tilly - time to enjoy her attitude to life. Birdsong in West London is now clearly audible thanks to the lack of road traffic, Tube trains and aircraft overhead. Never was memory … Continue reading Four Fun Things
Some people are stockpiling food; I am stockpiling books. Waiting to be read, once I've got through The Mirror and the Light, are: Grown Ups by Marian Keyes: I heard this being discussed on the Radio 2 Book Club. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver: this is the latest offering from the … Continue reading For The Love of Books | The To Be Read (TBR) Pile
Here's a confession ... I mostly read the Cup of Jo blog for the readers' comments. And in reply to this recent post, What Do You Like About Yourself?, the comments were amazing, funny, poignant and thought provoking, all rolled into one. Here are a few of the things I like about myself: I'm resilient. … Continue reading What Do You Like About Yourself?
I can't say that February was fabulous; the hideous weather put paid to that. But it wasn't a total washout. Let's see what the numbers made of it: 4 meals eaten in a pub. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. 10 scrapbook pages created. 3 Winter storms back-to-back have made it feel like 29 days … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2020
Week 7: Storm Ciara brought a tree down onto our neighbour's house (no-one was hurt, thankfully). There's a new kitchen at the planning and design stage. We attended Cachirulo's 5th birthday party. There are additional photos and journaling behind the 6x4 photo (You can just see the top of The Colombian's head). The 3x4 journaling … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 7 and 8
In a podcast by Stacy Julian, possibly the one with Ali Edwards, she talked about writing a list of her favourite 50 something words. The number was significant because it matched the age she had just reached. I thought that was such a great idea. I began my list on the 20th September last year … Continue reading Favourite Words
As we get to grips with 2020, a new decade and thinking about packing away Christmas, let’s see how the numbers for December looked: First time I've added an additional 6x12 spread 13 more Christmas cards written and 54 Christmas cards were posted. I took Tilly out 52 times. I wrote 3 more letters as … Continue reading Month in Numbers | December 2019
I'm taking the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and love-filled festive season. I'm also taking the opportunity to thank you for reading and commenting this year - I never, ever take your support for granted. Happy, merry everything! The next scheduled post will appear on the 27th December.
As we begin one of my favourite months of the year, let's look back and see how November's numbers looked: My biggest daily step count for the month was a whopping 24,698. I swam 360 lengths of the pool at the gym. I donated 8 bags of clothes and books to the charity shop. I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2019