For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading

I can't be the only one who recalls novels read in school English Literature classes with a slight shudder. As evidence of said slight shudder, I give you The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy ('O' Level set book, JMB examination board, 1984). And incidentally, my sister-in-law chose 'Thomas Hardy and the Gothic' for her Masters … Continue reading For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading

Blog Review | 2019

Happy New Year! Final sunset of 2019 Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2019. It was quite a year. Let's also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 253 posts, totalling 42,065 words. I have 138 followers. There were 1,604 comments, averaging 6 comments per … Continue reading Blog Review | 2019

December Daily 2019 | Days 11-15

Day 11: was about the queue at the Post office and Day 12 had nothing to do with the festive season. Day 13: It was Christmas Jumper Day at school, raising funds for Save the Children. I met two of my pool ladies for a pre-Christmas get-together in the morning and in the early evening … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 11-15

Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols

We had friends visiting last weekend and The Boy Child and I took them to brunch and the Sing-a-Long Carol Concert at Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. Christmas attire and Santa hats were the order of the day. The concert's presenter was Jonathan Cohen, a noted composer, conductor and performer and Louise Dearman … Continue reading Sing-a-Long Christmas Carols

OLW | Thrive and the Traveler’s Notebook

Three more spreads have been added to the One Little Word traveler's notebook: The Ceremony of the Keys: The Festival of Remembrance: And, last but not least, Tilly's family reunion: There's just one double page left - perfect for Christmas and wrapping up a year of thriving.

Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important.  The Brainy One and I have given to charity all year round for all of our married life, but for the last few years we have stepped … Continue reading Five Ways to Give Back this Christmas

December Daily 2019 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

And it's here - December Daily. I'm using a 6x8 album from Simple Stories (purchased last year), Project Life style cards from In a Creative Bubble and embellishments from Doodlebug Design. This year's Manifesto for December is super simple. After 11 years of documenting December Daily, I know that simplicity is key. The space on … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to attend the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. This year I made it happen for The Boy Child and me. On the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday, the Royal British Legion hosts a televised commemoration and celebration of our country's … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall