During February of 2020, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I’ve just completed another Frugal February (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) and I feel good about it. It’s … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying
How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?
The plan was to continue the theme from 2020 - one layout per month. Except it hasn't turned out that way for January ... The title page followed the same style as 2020's: The Boy celebrated an at-home-birthday: The eyes of the world were on Washington, D.C. (See here for a correction) : And London … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | January
What are you watching right now? I only watch TV in the evenings and of late most of my viewing has come from Netflix. Here's what's caught my eye and interest: All six series of How To Get Away With Murder, which stars the fabulous Viola Davis. The plot becomes ever more complicated, so pay … Continue reading What Are You Watching Right Now?
Over the last two Februarys, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. Of course, the grip of a global pandemic might make this February somewhat different, but my original premise of not buying anything that … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying
Despite Lockdown 3.0 restricting life, January appears to have passed by quickly. Let's see what the numbers made of it. 16 online Step classes completed by me. Where would we be without free-to-access YouTube videos? 31 sessions of 10-minutes-long Pilates. It's mostly stretching but, whatever. 20,364 steps walked by me on my busiest day of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2021
It's been a creative few weeks and I've made a good start into recording 2020 - the year when we mostly stayed at home. 😦 The plan of 12 in 20 looks like it will work well and I'll continue the theme throughout 2021. I used two photos, a tag, a few simple embellishments and … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #1
Welcome to December Daily, my favourite project of the year. Day 21: was the day I wrote about cancelled plans. Day 22: was the day we donated cash and groceries to food bank. Day 23: was the day more bad news relating to Covid-19 was released and I struggled with it. Day 24: was the … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25
Christmas is the season of giving, right? It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important. The Brainy One and I give to charity all year-round and have done since we were first married. This year, so many more people are in need … Continue reading Four Ways to Give Back During A Global Pandemic
As much as I love Christmas, I tend to keep most Christmassy things for December. Except that I've noticed that things like writing Christmas cards has begun to slide into the tail-end of November these last few years. Christmas cards were ordered online in October, as was my favourite festive pot pourri. I braved the … Continue reading Has Christmas Come Early This Year?