Scrapbooking | Favourite Layouts of 2022

During 2022, I created a fair amount of traditional 12×12 scrapbook pages. Out of that number, three designs were standout favourites. The above layout was slipped into the post about what scrapbooking has given me over the years and is my absolute favourite of last year. I absolutely love the grid design above and used … Continue reading Scrapbooking | Favourite Layouts of 2022

Annual Blog Review | 2022

Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2021. Awkward selfie #1 Awkward selfie #2 Let’s also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 250 posts, totaling 37,544 words. There were 1,422 comments and 984 likes. I have 420 followers. Throughout 2022 one thing continued to remain … Continue reading Annual Blog Review | 2022

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Mont Orgueil Castle Even if you've never visited Mont Orgueil Castle, it is likely to look familiar. Symbolic of Jersey, the photogenic fortress is reproduced on countless postcards, holiday brochures and guides. Commanding a spectacular promontory above the harbour, built into the granite rocks, it makes a wonderful backdrop to Gorey Harbour. The earliest fortifications … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Mont Orgueil Castle and the Harbour Village of Gorey

Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier Elizabeth Castle sits off St. Helier in St. Aubin's Bay and is a great Tudor stronghold, which defended the island for over 300 years. At high tide the only way to get there is aboard the castle's ferry, a semi-amphibious vehicle. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the construction and Sir Walter Raleigh, … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022| Elizabeth Castle

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Causeway to Corbière Lighthouse Corbière Lighthouse was erected in 1874 and was the first one in the British Isles to be made from reinforced concrete. Weather permitting, the light can be seen from a distance of up to 18 miles (29kms). Sadly the lighthouse isn't open to the public. At mid to low tide you … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | Corbière Lighthouse

Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

And it's finished. Initially I thought there would be a lot of spare pages at the rear of the book, but it seems that I've timed it to perfection and finished recording our trip on the very last page. 🙂 Trimming some of the journal's pages worked out well - they definitely add definition and … Continue reading Road Trip Jersey 2022 | The Completed Journal

Me on Monday | 13 June

It was a week of Covid-19 isolation. The Brainy One and The Boy were self-isolatingThe Brainy One's jury service was deferred until later this yearThe Boy tested negative of day 5, The Brainy One was still positiveThe Boy returned to school after 2 consecutive negative tests. He was sent home again before lunch, as he … Continue reading Me on Monday | 13 June