Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | December and Closing Page

I’m continuing with the theme begun back in 2020 – an album title page and one layout per month. There was only ever going to be one option for December, Christmas. I saw the above design on Instagram and loved it! I drew around an upturned pasta bowl and layered the embellishments, leaving space for … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | December and Closing Page

For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

I’ve a number of books on pre-order, all on Kindle. Please note that the release dates are for the UK – other countries may well have a different one. The Sweet Spot: A Novel by Amy Poeppel | published on 31 January | I saw this recommended on Instagram and am looking forward to reading … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | November

One event in November embodied our One Little Word –  notification that The Boy was eligible to receive an Autumn Covid booster. I adapted the design from one I had seen on the Instagram feed and blog of Felicity Jane Studio and am really pleased with how it turned out. The photo was printed out at 8.5 x … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | November

Four Things I’m Doing In November To Prep For Christmas

A few days ago, I saw someone on Instagram mention that this feels like the best two weeks of the year – there’s all the fun anticipation of the holidays but it’s not quite go-time yet. Here are some of the things I’m doing right now to prep for the festive season so I can … Continue reading Four Things I’m Doing In November To Prep For Christmas

Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

At 8pm each and every evening, buglers from the Ypres Fire Service hold an act of remembrance under the Menin Gate and play the Last Post before observing a minute's silence. This act of remembrance has occurred daily since 1929. The only time it has not happened is during the German occupation in WW2. The … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

Slow Summer | Apsley House | Number One, London

Apsley House from Hyde Park Corner Apsley House at Hyde Park Corner in Central London is the London home of the Dukes of Wellington, although the house is named after the first owner, Lord Apsley. The house was given the popular nickname of Number One, London, since it was the first house passed by visitors … Continue reading Slow Summer | Apsley House | Number One, London

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2022

The Stealth Ops series (10 books) by Brittany Sahin | Kindle: I came across these on Instagram and they're a lot of fun. The series follows a team of off-the-books Navy SEALS - cue lots of dangerous missions combined with steamy romance. Each member of the SEALS' team has their own book. The Bet by … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2022

Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book

Have you ever gone somewhere or eaten something simply because you read about it in a book? I did that in Jersey. Well, it was actually several places and one new-to-us food, and as we did them on my birthday, my guys grinned and bore it (bared it?). 🙂 I first read Just Haven't Met … Continue reading Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book