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

Me on Tuesday

It's been a fab few days here ... The Postie delivered the latest offering from Mhairi McFarlane. 🙂 The Brainy One and I tackled the weeding and replanting in our front garden. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together and then had lunch in her garden. We revisited Hughenden. We enjoyed … Continue reading Me on Tuesday

Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #4

The 2020 album is now complete - a title page and one layout for each month. 🙂 October: was about our road trip to Lacock. I adapted a design from Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class to suit my needs. I have a total of 7 photos on one spread. I went with strong Autumn-patterned papers … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #4

Scrapbooking in 2021 | 21 in 20 #2

Half of 2020 is now in an album ... the most difficult part of the process has been simply choosing which one topic to focus on for each month. April: there was only one thing it could be - the birth of our newest great-nephew. Any excuse to use up themed stickers in the round: … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | 21 in 20 #2

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44

Week 43: It was yet another week of staying close to home and for being grateful to have such wonderful parks to walk Tilly in. Autumn has made her presence felt this week. 🙂 The Brainy One and I watched the superb The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, which we highly recommend. Strictly … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44

Month in Numbers | October 2020

How did October pan out in these weird times? Let's see what the numbers had to say: 46 walks with Tilly. 4 haircuts. 5 visits with family members. Another month with Covid-19 restrictions in place across the UK. London has now spent 15 days in Tier 2 - High. I fully expect another national lockdown … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2020

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 41 and 42

Week 41: I collected my new retainer from the orthodontist. Autumn has arrived in our favourite local park. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together. We celebrated the twins' birthday over Zoom. Week 42: I popped into the salon to get my eyebrows done. 🙂 Not shown are the haircuts three … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 41 and 42