Month in Numbers

As we move into Autumn, let's take a look at the numbers and see if September was sensational: Back to school and into Year 8. 3 suppers out - two at the pub and one proper 'grown-ups only' dinner. 30 lessons learned as part of Shimelle's annual Learn Something New Every Day class. The biggest … Continue reading Month in Numbers

The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

What am I going to do with all the letters? Paired I'm going to read them. Of course I am. Safe in the knowledge that Mum knew that I would, at some point, and that I have the blessing of our Australian friends-like-family. Over his morning coffee, The Brainy One casually enquired recently, "What will … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail | Those Letters

Month in Numbers | August 2019

I was a little concerned that as August rolled by, I wouldn't have enough numbers for a round-up - I didn't go to the pool at the gym once, I didn't scrapbook (apart from working on the Summer travel journal) and the Year of Thanking project was all but ignored until the last day or … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2019

TGIF With a Difference #6

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Thankful: for the countryside that is so easily accessible from West … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #6

She Came From a Land Down Under

You know you must have done something right when someone from Australia gets in touch to say they'll be in London and wants to meet up. The young lady in question is the grand daughter of Mum's penfriend, Kay, and I haven't seen her since The Brainy One and I visited Australia in 2005. We … Continue reading She Came From a Land Down Under

Month in Numbers | July 2019

Did we have a joyful July? Let's see what the numbers tell us ... 8 hours of tennis at Wimbledon resulted in seeing 4 matches, taking 258 photos (bonkers!), 2 alcoholic drinks and 1 cream tea. We travelled 600 miles round trip to attend X and Y's wedding. I took 143 photos during the 6 … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2019

Month in Numbers | June 2019

Did June turn out to be joyful? I began the spread by adding some visual interest to my Project Life cards. I don't know why I haven't stitched on them before now. Let's take a look at the numbers: A fantastic 4 hours were spent at the Warner Bros Studio Tour (home of the Harry … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2019

Month in Numbers | April 2019

Did I think April was awesome? Let's take a look at the numbers: My largest daily Step Count total: 16,721. 180 lengths swum in the pool. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent. {We had} 2 nights away from home in beautiful Devon. 29 days of the 100 Day Project done and dusted. 7 scrapbook pages … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2019

Month in Numbers | March 2019

Did March turn out to be marvellous? Let's see what the numbers tell us: 10 pieces of Happy Mail sent by me. Sadly, I also sent 4 cards acknowledging 4 deaths in the wider family. 3 separate trips booked for later this year - two for the family and a solo adventure for me. My … Continue reading Month in Numbers | March 2019