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?
Day 21: was the day we went to the Panto in London's West End. Day 22: was when I went to a Carol Service with my friend. Day 23: was when we spent the afternoon with friends who are like family. Day 24: was the day I donated my 32nd pint of blood and we … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 21-25
Three more spreads have been added to the One Little Word traveler's notebook: The Ceremony of the Keys: The Festival of Remembrance: And, last but not least, Tilly's family reunion: There's just one double page left - perfect for Christmas and wrapping up a year of thriving.
There is always a well thought out class timetable for a GoGo weekend, where delegates chose their classes in advance. Each class has three choice and are graded in technical difficulty. Of the five classes I took, I think 4 were intermediate and one was advanced. Friday night's class involved paint and a lot of … Continue reading Gogo Getaway | The Classes
I used to have walls of inspiration; these days, I have the side of a filing cabinet. On it you'll find photos, postcards, four years of One Little Word and quotations from fictional characters. The filing cabinet sits to the right of my desk, which means the montage is only visible if you are actually … Continue reading Where Do You Look For Inspiration?