December Daily | Manifesto

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let's see what my hopes and dreams for this Christmas season look like ...Yep, I managed a half-way decent selfie (and confess to being rather startled at many grey silver strands I now appear to have on my head) and yep, I managed to remember to wear … Continue reading December Daily | Manifesto

Month in Numbers | November

Hard to believe that we're welcoming the start of December and all things festive.  Let's see how November looked: 20,540: my highest daily step count of the month.  It was the day I walked around exploring Belgravia for two hours.  One: poignant act of remembrance.  My old RAF beret saw the light of day after more … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November

Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

December Daily | Foundation Pages

With less than a month until the beginning of December, I'm planning this year's December Daily album.  This will my tenth year in a row documenting the run up to Christmas Day, and it's still my favourite project.  I toyed with the idea of using a Traveler's Notebook, but in the end settled on an album from Simple … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages

Month in Numbers | November and December

I ran out of steam a little with collating numbers for the last two months of 2016.So much so, I filled two pockets with confetti and then stitched them shutbecause I didn't have anything else to put in them.Here's a look at November:  244: the number of lengths swum by me in the pool at the gym.21: … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November and December

December Daily | Days 24th-25th

On the 24th, we did something entirely different to previous years ...we ate our Christmas dinner in the evening.And you know what, we all enjoyed it so much thatwe might just make it a new tradition.On Christmas Day, after the excitement of a visit from Santa,we were fairly low key.The pooch still needed a walk and as … Continue reading December Daily | Days 24th-25th

December Daily | Days 21st-23rd

The 21st was the day we went to the Panto in London's West End.{Oh yes, we did!}It was brilliant!On the 22nd I was persuaded by my friend-who's-like-my-brotherto dress up in his inflatable Santa suit ...{I know ... who even admits to owning an inflatable Santa suit?} Another envelope filled with confetti and the date did the … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21st-23rd