Jersey | The Jersey War Tunnels

The Jersey War Tunnels were built by slave labour during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War.  Originally built as fortifications for Hitler's plan to turn the Islands into an 'impregnable fortress', orders came in 1943 to turn the tunnels into an underground hospital (at this point in the war, … Continue reading Jersey | The Jersey War Tunnels

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

For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

The two year anniversaries for both Mum and Grandad Paddy have passed in the last few weeks, so it's not surprising that I've been reading about death this month.  Not in a morbid kind of way, but in a realistic and occasionally humorous kind of way. With the End in Mind | Dying, Death and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about Death

December Daily | Days 11-15

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let’s take a look at how days 11-15 turned out: Day 11: I included the recipe for Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch. Between days 11 and 12, I made a pocket to hold The Boy Child's letter to Santa. Day 12: The day I had a marvellous afternoon with my … Continue reading December Daily | Days 11-15

December Daily | Days 1-5

Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year!  Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1:  The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5