Scrapping in 2018 #11

Scrapbooking time was virtually non-existent during the Summer holidays, and what little time available was allocated to our holiday Traveller's Notebook. I've added a page to The Boy Child's album - one about being runner-up for a prize initiated by the family of his teacher who died.  The Cup (it's actually a rose bowl) is … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #11

Northern Road Trip | Durham

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the second part of the trip, we based ourselves in the beautiful city of Durham.The Brainy One spent three years as an undergraduate at the University of Durham back in, according to The Boy Child, nineteen hundred and freezing … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Durham

Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. The Southern tip of Coniston Water is about 20 miles North of Ulverston, and we timed our day there to perfection.  Although … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

Northern Road Trip |Laurel and Hardy Museum

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. Ulverston is famous for one thing: it's the birth place of the comedic actor Stan Laurel, and because of that, the town … Continue reading Northern Road Trip |Laurel and Hardy Museum

Flywheel at Bicester Heritage

We recently attended the popular Flywheel event (formal name: the Classic and Sports Car Show) at Bicester Heritage and enjoyed a terrific day out.  Bicester is about an hour's drive North of London (and is also home to a shopping village) and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. As well as hundreds of classic … Continue reading Flywheel at Bicester Heritage

Month in Numbers | June 2018

There's no doubt that we had a Joyful June!Here's a look at the numbers: One black tie dinner party with 21 of our nearest and dearest.  It was a superb evening and a lot of fun!  And let's not forget the 9 of us who made it to the Survivors' Brunch the next day.  I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2018

Month in Numbers | May 2018

Did May turn out to be marvellous?  Let's see how the numbers panned out: 9 scrapbook pages made … with more at the planning stage. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent … lots of birthdays in May. Fifty: the age I appear to have reached.  I don't have a problem reaching my half-century, but wasn't … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

I was late reading any novels this month.  The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins:  I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it.  Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018