Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

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.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: A new recipe always takes much longer to prepare and serve than anticipated. Day 2: The Boy will … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Month in Numbers | August 2021

Was August awesome? Let's see what the numbers made of it: 11.5 days of having the decorator in the house 30 pieces of Happy Mail written, addressed and posted 33,745 steps walked by me on my busiest day of the month* 34 walks with Tilly The Boy received his 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2021

Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Loughrigg - seen from Grasmere Loughrigg Fell might not be the biggest peak in the Lake District but standing by the summit trig point you would hardy guess this. The reason it packs such a punch for its size is down to its prominent and isolated position. It sits right at the junction of five … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Hiking Loughrigg

Scrapbooking in 2021 | May and June

I made a single page to showcase May. I used an old design by Shimelle to record a day spent at Hughenden with friends-who-are-like-family - it was the first time we'd seen them since Christmas 2019. For June, I chose to record our day at Cerney House and Gardens and I used a sketch I'd … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | May and June

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

The easing of lockdown across England began - Tilly and I met friends in the park, we met The Best Friends at Basildon Park, there were three haircuts and The Brainy One and I received our second doses earlier then expected. 🙂 i stitched the journaling card along the edge of the page protector. I … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 15

A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Basildon Park is a National Trust property near Pangbourne in Berkshire and we'd arranged to meet The Best Friends there. It was the first time we'd seen each other in person since the visit to the reindeer. Sitting elegantly in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Me on Monday

Non-essential shops reopen today :)All three of us have appointments for haircutsThe Boy and I are planning another Weekday Walk in townThe Boy and I are planning a visit to his favourite bookstoreThe garden update is proceeding as plannedWe've made arrangements to see my SiL and our friends again - twice in two weeks!We visited … Continue reading Me on Monday