Scrapbooking in 2019 #2

I didn't make anything during the first two weeks of the month, but completed last week was a double page spread starring Tilly (for our 2019 album). Call it puppy love It's an old design, one that I've used a lot over the years. I think it originally came from Shimelle. I also reused a … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2019 #2

Four Fun Things

Time for a little self-indulgence ... Shaun featured my postcard on the shop's Facebook page. (I'm no longer on Facebook; a friend sent me the link and I took a screenshot.) Postcards Home, an online treasure chest selling unique homeware and gifts inspired by travel and design, selected my Instagram image to win their January … Continue reading Four Fun Things

Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

On a chill February morning, Tilly and I picked up my friend and we headed to the lovely West London district of Notting Hill. This upmarket part of London even has a film named after it. Beloved of bankers and yummy mummies, the area is awash with colourful houses , a world famous weekly market … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Notting Hill, Part One

For the Love of a Cavachon

What's a Cavachon, you might ask?  A Cavachon is a cross-breed dog, part Bischon Frise and part King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Me, looking pretty thrilled to have a 7-week-old Tilly asleep on my leg. And this Cavachon is the newest member of our family.  For online purposes, let's call her Tilly.  Apart from being completely … Continue reading For the Love of a Cavachon

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

10 Things About 10 Years of Blogging

I wrote my first {short} blog post on the 2nd February, 2008.  During 2018, I wrote a series of posts called On This Day where I randomly selected dates to look back at. I can hardly believe that as I move into year eleven, here I am, still tapping away at the keyboard and hitting … Continue reading 10 Things About 10 Years of Blogging

Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Lights

This year, unlike previous years, I avoided the obvious areas of London when seeking out Christmas lights.  Oxford and Regents Streets have had the same decorations for the last few years. Somerset House has a magnificent tree in its inner courtyard, right next to the pop-up ice skating rink.  I timed my shot perfectly, as … Continue reading Weekday Walks | London’s Christmas Lights

Weekday Walks | Christmas Windows

The Boy Child and I spent a day recently roaming London's West End checking out the Christmas windows.  We began at Knightsbridge and ended at Green Park, having covered Sloane Street, Berkeley Square and Bond Street in between. Here's a few of our favourites ...  ~ Harrods ~ Because who doesn't wear a dress like … Continue reading Weekday Walks | Christmas Windows