Scrapping in 2018 #12

With everyone back into their post-Summer routines, there's been space for me to build a spot of scrapbooking time back into the daylight hours. First up was a classic back-to-school layout.I followed that up with a page capturing an early morning shot-from-the-bus stop.I went back to a design by Shimelle from 2011 to make an … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #12

Learn Something New Every Day |Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 26: RSVPing 'No' to a wedding invitation is harder than it might seem. Day 27: Obtaining an … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day |Days 26-30

1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

In mid-September, we made a return visit to Hughenden Manor for their 1940s Weekend.  We'd gone there for two reasons: 1) we like it there and 2) dogs are welcome.  But as luck would have it, Hughenden was hosting a 1940s Weekend. There were loads of people in vintage clothing - a lady who looked … Continue reading 1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 16: Climbing 253 steps in one go is beyond me. Day 17: Attendance at pre-school club … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

Right Now …

I'm currently ... Reading: (and re-reading) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.  I reviewed it here. Listening to: The Mama Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack.  It's been the soundtrack of our Summer. Watching: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. Planning: What we'll be doing during the October half-term.  The plans involve passports. Making: … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Just occasionally I read a book that deserves a review to itself … The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one such book. Our heroine, Stella, doesn’t have a lot of experience with romance - French kissing freaks her out and she’s much more comfortable with equations than with people. She also has Asperger’s, which … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 11: I can walk home from his new school in around 30 minutes.  Think of what … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

Scrapping in 2018 #11

Scrapbooking time was virtually non-existent during the Summer holidays, and what little time available was allocated to our holiday Traveller's Notebook. I've added a page to The Boy Child's album - one about being runner-up for a prize initiated by the family of his teacher who died.  The Cup (it's actually a rose bowl) is … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #11

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 6: The Swim Ladies are a readymade support group, even if they don't know it.  I … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10