What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?

I read a great post on Cup of Jo recently all about childhood memories - the comments were the very best part of the post. And that got me thinking, what were mine, my core childhood memories? Collating and reading the Maggie and Kay letters has meant I've been thinking about my childhood a lot … Continue reading What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?

Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | April

I’m continuing with the theme begun back in 2020 – an album title page and one layout per month. We spent a fair amount of April meeting up with close friends, so when I saw the original design of this spread on the Instagram feed of Papermaze, I knew it would be prefect for recording … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | April

Me on Monday | 9 May

It was a week of sunny and warmish days. It was also a reasonably quiet week. Monday was a Bank Holiday and the males in the family went off to the golf courseTilly needed a visit to the vet, as she had picked up kennel cough There's a decision still to be made about paint … Continue reading Me on Monday | 9 May

Month in Numbers | April 2022

I’ve noted all my numbers this month, more out of habit than anything else. I seem to have run out of enthusiasm for making a Project Life style scrapbook page, so I’m simply going to record them here. Let’s see how April looked … 35 walks with Tilly14 online Step classes28 sessions of online Pilates - I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2022

Me on Monday | 25 April

It was a week of back-to-school, sunny days and easing back into a routine. I donated my 36th pint of bloodI began planning my Jersey JournalI launched an Instagram account for the original Happy Mail - @maggieandkaypenpalsI went to the salon to have my eyebrows doneWe went for brunch down by the River ThamesThe Boy … Continue reading Me on Monday | 25 April

Month in Numbers | March 2022

I’ve noted all my numbers this month, more out of habit than anything else. I seem to have run out of enthusiasm for making a Project Life style scrapbook page, so I’m simply going to record them here. Let’s see how March looked … 46 walks with Tilly16 online Step classes31 sessions on online Pilates3 pieces of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2022

The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

Westminster Bridge, March 2020 It's two years today since the PM announced the UK's first lockdown and issued a stay-at-home order. Two years. Covid-19 is still here. Covid cases are rising again, as are the number of Covid-related deaths. The UK has lifted all restrictions. The four Home nations are not united in their approach. … Continue reading The Global Pandemic | Two Years on From The UK’s First Lockdown

The Circle Of Life As Documented By Our Wedding Album

Working on our revamped wedding album brought home to me just how relentless the circle of life is. You know that I enjoy a list, collecting numbers and family history - here's what I realised: Deaths | Fourteen guests have died since our wedding dayIncluded in this list are my mum and my parents-in-lawThe first … Continue reading The Circle Of Life As Documented By Our Wedding Album