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

Month in Numbers | February 2019

Did February turn out to be thrilling? Let's take a look at the numbers ... February in numbers 3 nights in beautiful Cambridge thanks to a work trip falling in half-term. One amazing evening at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards. 8 scrapbook pages created - an even split between traditional and TN. 9 pieces of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2019

A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word

Watching The Boy Child write his thank-you cards just after Christmas cemented an idea in my mind.  I'd read about A Year of Magical Thanking via A Cup of Jo back in October and thought it was such a great idea.Such a great idea that I should do my own version in 2019.  Because imitation is … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | The Handwritten Word

Simplifying Those Thank You Notes

The online stationery company, Paperless Post, reached out just before Christmas suggesting a collaboration.  My immediate thought was thanks, but no thanks ... but then I thought of The Boy Child and his dislike of the many, many thank-you notes he writes between late December and late January each year (the downside of a birthday … Continue reading Simplifying Those Thank You Notes

Month in Numbers | November 2018

I probably write this every early December; how can we be heading towards Christmas?  But what about November?  Let's take a look at the numbers: 100 years since the Armistice ended the First World War.  Lest we forget. 20,633 was my highest daily step count total. 15 Christmas presents bought and wrapped ... some of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2018