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

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

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

The Original Happy Mail and Where Next

I've felt a nudge of late to do something with Mum and Kay's letters. The thought of all that transcription, hours and hours of it, is daunting, to say the least. But every good idea needs to begin with a single step. Inspired by Flea Market Love Letters, I've opened an Instagram account - @maggieandkaypenpals … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail and Where Next