December Daily 2019 | Days 6-10

Day 6: was when I posted the largest batch of Christmas cards. I also added the Post Office's leaflet about Christmas posting times. Day 7: was when we hosted our Annual Non-Christmas Christmas Drinks Party. And as usual, I'm full of plans re photography but end up simply grabbing one or two images on my … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 6-10

Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important.  The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

December Daily 2019 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

And it's here - December Daily. I'm using a 6x8 album from Simple Stories (purchased last year), Project Life style cards from In a Creative Bubble and embellishments from Doodlebug Design. This year's Manifesto for December is super simple. After 11 years of documenting December Daily, I know that simplicity is key. The space on … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

Month in Numbers | November 2019

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

TGIF #12

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that I can keep on top of our Christmas preparations. … Continue reading TGIF #12

December Daily 2019 | Foundation Pages

Like the last few years, I'm using a 6x8 album from Simple Stories to record December Daily. The journaling cards were all purchased from In A Creative Bubble and both the red and green cardstock are from Bazzill Basics. The embellishments are last year's Christmas range from Doodlebug Design. I have a mix of of … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Foundation Pages

A Puzzling Hobby

One of my favourite past times as a child, after reading, was working on a jigsaw. I remember two in particular, probably because both of them were round and they fed my love of history - Henry VIII and his six wives, and the naval battles of Admiral Nelson. I rediscovered my jigsaw love when … Continue reading A Puzzling Hobby

Finishing Up The One Little Word Traveler’s Notebook | Nourish

How I love the look and feel of this traveler's notebook!  Turns out that 2018 was an excellent year in which to decide to nourish myself.The last few entries are, as you might expect, Christmas related.  There was lunch with two of my local girlfriends. There was that visit to the Royal Albert Hall.  And yes, … Continue reading Finishing Up The One Little Word Traveler’s Notebook | Nourish