Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

During our day in Lacock, we spent several hours discovering which areas of the village had appeared in the Harry Potter series of films.  My Goddaughter had come along with us and came prepared with her robe and wand.  As you do.That's her, outside James and Lily Potter's house in Godric's Hollow.  The house appeared in Harry … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2017

October saw me devour a few excellent novels! Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson:  "For one boy, fitting in means standing out."  I loved, loved, loved this story.  Frank is the 10-year-old son of a one-hit-wonder author (think Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird).  The story revolves around Frank, Mimi, his mother, as she … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2017


Having just signed up for a weekend residential crop next June (with my best pal; an added bonus), it's time to share a few layouts created over the last week or so. ~ This one just needs a spot of journaling ~ With half-term beginning later today, there'll be almost no time next week to play with … Continue reading ScrapAGoGo

LSNED | Days 26-30

26 September:There's always somewhere new to explore when you live in London.27 September:Doing something random and completely out of the norm is fun!28 September:A walk in the park mid-morning with The Brainy One is always a good idea. 29 September:Unsupervised homework gives a better indication of his ability.30 September:  Sometimes, you realise at the end of the day … Continue reading LSNED | Days 26-30

What Caught My Eye #12

"... there's a typical look of the mother:skin a little ashier than the average woman her age,hollows under the eyes a little more pronounced,a smile playing about her lips as the eyes dart nervously, wondering what might happen next.She is sometimes proud, sometimes amused.She is never quite relaxed."~ Judith Newmanfrom her book To Siri, With Love: A … Continue reading What Caught My Eye #12

LSNED | Days 16-20

16 September:A gift to myself is permissible.17 September:Beginning a new notebook presents endless possibilities.18 September:The answer to life's dilemmas, quandaries and worries is a cup of tea.19 September:Don't forget the obvious.20 September:"Don't count the days; make the days count."{Totally inspired by reading this quote from the late Mohammed Ali}Days 11-15 here.Days 6-10 here.Days 1-5 here.