Me: "This week's History assignment is to write about VE Day and what it means." Him: "Excellent! It is, as you know, my area of expertise!"
Staying at home has had its advantages. During the first month of this year's 100 Day Project, I've worked steadily and enthusiastically on bringing all my stories and photos of my RAF days into one place. By Day 3 however, it was obvious that I was going to have to change tack. Project Life pocket-pages … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | One Month In
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
Week 13: The week the UK went into lockdown and homeschooling began. Week 14: We stayed home. We initiated the Snakes and Ladders Lockdown Championships. I spent a lot of time in the garden - weeding was the biggest job. (Did you spot my wee helper?) We watched the superb Military Wives via Amazon Prime. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 13 and 14
This month has been all about Thomas Cromwell. Hilary Mantel's long-awaited novel, The Mirror and the Light, was released at the beginning of the month, which meant that in order to be up to speed with the story, I re-read Wolf Hall (last read in 2009) and Bring up the Bodies (last read in 2012) … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2020
History was my favourite lesson at school and the Tudors have always been my favourite part of British history. Henry VIII and his six wives are popular with authors and there's a whole publishing industry around that period of British history. Here's a few of my favourites and are well worth a read: Hilary Mantel's … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Novels With a Tudor Theme
The atmosphere in our bit of suburban West London is strange. There's a sense of waiting and I don't just mean the lengthy queues every morning outside the local branches of Superdrug and Boots. Right now, life feels ominous but semi-normal. Certain shelves in the local supermarket are empty. Dried pasta, toilet rolls and any … Continue reading Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Family saga at its best. I whipped through this over several evenings and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll mention this book again when my post about family sagas goes live soon and it's a contender for the my best reads of 2020 list already. The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott: … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2020
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There's something special about Disraeli's house, Hughenden. It's where we find ourselves when we need to hit our reset buttons.