Week 17: Week 6 of Lockdown and one of emotional highs and lows. There was the cooking to new recipes. There was the birth of our latest great-nephew; he arrived in dramatic style, in the car, in the car park of the hospital. Mummy delivered her own baby while Daddy was parking the car. All … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 17 and 18
I'll be honest here. At the end of March, I had no idea how I would record our One Little Word. Ditto for April. And then thanks to a Saturday afternoon spent scrapbooking with The Best Friend, via the magic of Facetime, I knew ... March: It had to be Lockdown. How could it be … Continue reading One Little Word | Pause – March and April 2020
Was April awful? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 18 online sessions of Pilates. 30 more days of Lockdown, bringing the UK's total number of days in Lockdown to 42. There were 15 mornings of homeschooling. We made 7 rainbows for our windows. I sent 9 pieces of Happy Mail. My highest daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2020
When it became clear that most of the world would be in some sort of lockdown because of the rampant spread of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, I reached out to friends around the globe and asked them to send me a short piece on what life is like for them right now. Starting off this mini-series … Continue reading Covid-19|Life in Lockdown – Australia
We've just marked the 4th anniversary of Mum's death and it will be 25 years this Summer since Dad passed away. As we know, the grief we feel when we first lose someone we love is both intense and all encompassing ... but it does lessen as time passes. I've always found it quite hard … Continue reading Defining Grief
Having settled on pause as our One Little Word for 2020, I considered how I would record it. The previous two years' words were recorded in a mini traveller's notebook. This year, I've gone with simple 8x8 spreads that will slot into our Project Life | Revisited album. I'm planning on approximately one spread per … Continue reading OLW | Pause and How I’m Recording Our Word in 2020
Week 5: It was a peculiar week. The Brainy One was away in Marrakech. I was still reeling from the news of a friend's death and subsequently spent a fair bit of time arranging travel plans and accommodation so I could attend his funeral. And the UK finally and formally left the EU. Week 6: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6
440 miles round trip. A final goodbye. I wouldn't have had it any other way. A life-long chapter closes.
I filled in the few remaining blanks in our 2019 album ... The Festival of Remembrance: And I then reworked a few spreads for The Boy Child's revamped album ... First passport photo: Worn out through play: First visit to Santa: What have you been creating?
It was late September in 1987 and I was spending the day in Chester with Mum and The Auntie. I was on a month's disembarkation leave after a tour in the Falkland Islands with the RAF. We wandered in through the door of the small Benetton boutique and it caught my eye almost immediately. I … Continue reading What’s Your Oldest Item of Clothing?