Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

The grimness continued with a astonishing threat from the EU. I don't usually swear when scrapbooking but, really ...? It's paired with grief at the loss of a wonderful man. I included Captain Sir Tom's obituary and a photo of Number 10 with the Union flags at half-mast. 😦 I also included a cartoon and … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 11

10 Things Learned From 2020

Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020

Lockdown Baking | Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Lockdown baking is back. 🙂 Find US to UK baking conversions here. Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups of self-raising flour 1/2 cup of caster sugar 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Generous pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/3 cup of melted butter (I used unsalted) 1 large egg 1 and 1/2 … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

December Daily 2020 | Days 6-10

Welcome to December Daily, my favourite project of the year. Day 6: This was the day The Boy Child and I went into town early on a Sunday morning to look at the West End's festive windows. I printed out two small photos to stick onto a TN filler page and paired it with a … Continue reading December Daily 2020 | Days 6-10

Scrapbooking in 2020 #18

I've filled in the last few gaps in The Boy Child's earlier albums from 2011 with a few 12x12 spreads. You'll also be able to see what the original pages looked like (the right hand images). There's the time The Boy Child was a shepherd in the Nativity (journaling tucked behind the right hand photo). … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #18

Four Fun Things

Anticipating a lot more time spent outside over the next few months, I'm eyeing this coat from Canada Goose and hoping Santa might leave it under our tree. A Promised Land will also be under the tree and later, on my bookshelf next to Michelle. Check out Julie on Instagram - she hasn't lost her … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Scrapbooking in 2020 #16

The lovely Mary-Lou, of Patio Postcards blog and organiser of the ever-popular Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt, recommended Scrapbooking Quebec on YouTube as a source of scrappy inspiration and she wasn't wrong. 🙂 Taking inspiration from her easy-to-follow videos, I produced two layouts starring our great nephews. The first spread marks the twins joining their big … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #16

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England Revisited

Back in April I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Deb wrote about lockdown life in Southern England here. Six months on, she’s kindly written an update, before the government announced a month-long, England-wide lockdown, and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 In April, when the … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England Revisited