Scrapbooking in 2020 #18

I've filled in the last few gaps in The Boy Child's earlier albums from 2011 with a few 12x12 spreads. You'll also be able to see what the original pages looked like (the right hand images). There's the time The Boy Child was a shepherd in the Nativity (journaling tucked behind the right hand photo). … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #18

Scrapbooking in 2020 #11

I've added two more pages to my in progress Ascension album. I went back to Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class for a spread featuring three photos and an interactive element. I may have got a little carried away with the embellishing (scraplifted from here), but I love how it looks next to the photos. English … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #11

Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

I've noticed that I've been feeling more 'down' of late, and even though I know it's okay to feel all the feelings, I'd much rather focus on the positives. Travel: Comfortless Cove, Ascension Island The negative: All our travel plans for this year have been postponed or cancelled. The positive: There is still an outside … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Turning Negatives into Positives

Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

06.30: Alarm goes off. The Brainy One is already at work in the office. The Boy Child is still asleep. I get up, clean my teeth and have a quick wash. Dress in shorts and t-shirt. Put the first load of the day (bedding) into the washing machine and switch it on. 07.00: I leave … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Day in the Life – 28 May 2020

One Little Word | Pause – March and April 2020

I'll be honest here. At the end of March, I had no idea how I would record our One Little Word. Ditto for April. And then thanks to a Saturday afternoon spent scrapbooking with The Best Friend, via the magic of Facetime, I knew ... March: It had to be Lockdown. How could it be … Continue reading One Little Word | Pause – March and April 2020

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home

What I've stopped doing: Wearing my contact lenses. Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9. Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option. What I've started doing: Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years. Brushing up on secondary school maths. Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home

Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content

What now for This West London Life?  If we're not going anywhere, what will I write about? The lunch we were throwing for family and close friends to mark The Boy Child becoming a teenager?  Cancelled. The Road Trip to Bruges in Belgium during the Easter holidays?  Cancelled. The return visit to Jersey at the … Continue reading Social Distancing and What It Might Mean for Content