A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

My gorgeous god daughter did something pretty amazing at the start of the summer. She chose to cut her hair ... ... and donate the pony tail to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair … Continue reading A Hair Raising {Pony}Tail

OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

A few more spreads have been added to my One Little Word traveler's notebook. Becoming Irish was always going in there: Gold shamrock covers my personal details As was the road trip to Luxembourg for the wedding: And, obviously, the wedding: I have room for just more 5 spreads in the traveler's notebook, and it … Continue reading OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

The Completed 6×8 Summer Travel Journal

As I've said previously, when making travel mini-books my goal is always on the stories, photos, and memorabilia. I don’t experiment with a lot of creative techniques, because I want to highlight the photographs and keep the album fairly simple and clean. Obviously the wedding commands the largest number of pages ... ... but there … Continue reading The Completed 6×8 Summer Travel Journal

A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

I had thought that I seemed to be slipping behind with this year long project, but I actually managed a further nine thank you letters over the last quarter, just one less that in the second quarter. As in the previous two quarters, the majority were delivered by the Royal Mail. Two were delivered by … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: When paying for something remotely, it helps to include an expiry date. Day 7: Photographs of a … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Luxembourg Wedding

In 2012, our nephew, The Brainy Boy, married The Colombian and if you're a long time reader, you might recall that the wedding was in two parts: the civil wedding was held in the UK, with the church wedding held in Cartagena, Colombia. The Colombian is one of five siblings. They are an extremely close … Continue reading Luxembourg Wedding