During June (2nd - 24th), the Oxford Sculptors Group is showcasing a exhibition of works in the gardens of Greys Court. You're probably not surprised to learn that the Labrador silhouette was my favourite.
We met up with our dog walker friends in the park on Christmas Day (where the café owners were hosting the regulars with cake and Prosecco). The Brainy One and I looked at all the pooches running around and then looked at each other. "Next year," we said, "we'll be here with a dog of … Continue reading Dog Ready
We have a dog!But only temporarily ...We are looking after my SiL's pooch for a few daysand very much enjoying the love, fun and companionshipthat he's brought along with him.
On Saturday, we made the trip out of London and up tothe Imperial War Museum, Duxford.It was a trip The Brainy One and I have talked about makingfor a number of years. We were always put off by how longwe would be leaving Max alone in the house for.But now ...We arrived 15 minutes before … Continue reading This Weekend I …
I mused recently on how I might scrapbook all the photos from Venice.None of what I have envisaged has materialised.Scrapping has always been a form of therapy for me, but recent realisationshave seen me unsettled and in danger of losing my scrapping mojo(not to mention my mind ...).So for now, the photos are printed and … Continue reading When The Plan Doesn’t Work …
... I'm looking forward to a few days away.... Sunshine and warmer temperatures mean it's time to eat al fresco, with a side order of Pimm's.... Reading the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante on the Kindle.... Still walking around the park each day. A habit that's hard to break.... Choosing 'nothing changes if nothing changes' … Continue reading Right Now …
Last month, not much scrapbooking got done, what with the The Boy Child being on school holidays. I'd planned on rectifying that this month. And where better than beginning with a double page spread of Max. I still have a smallish pile of photos waiting for a home in the Los Hermanos album, and with … Continue reading Hands on Therapy
After the unexpected loss of Max last Monday, I wasn't really giving much thoughtto the arrival of any Happy Mail. But there, in amongst the bills and junk mail, was my family history magazineand two lovely cards from friends(We've been staggered by how many people have been in touchto let us know that they too loved … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
Did April turn out be awesome?Let's take a look.Seven: the number of scrapbook layouts I made this month;the number of pieces of happy Mail I posted out this month.6: the number of donations to the charity shop or via freecycle.org -2x bags of books, 1x very old sideboard, 2x CD towers and 1x very old … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April
Our beloved Max died yesterday afternoon from heart failure.He was 11 years and three months,and he'd lived with us since he was 8 weeks old. He brought our family such joy and love.The Boy Child has never known life without him.We are devastated.