We've just marked the 4th anniversary of Mum's death and it will be 25 years this Summer since Dad passed away. As we know, the grief we feel when we first lose someone we love is both intense and all encompassing ... but it does lessen as time passes. I've always found it quite hard … Continue reading Defining Grief
During February of last year, I didn't buy anything that wasn't considered necessary - no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I've just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It's been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying
Having settled on pause as our One Little Word for 2020, I considered how I would record it. The previous two years' words were recorded in a mini traveller's notebook. This year, I've gone with simple 8x8 spreads that will slot into our Project Life | Revisited album. I'm planning on approximately one spread per … Continue reading OLW | Pause and How I’m Recording Our Word in 2020
In February last year, I only bought things that were considered essential. I'm doing the same again this year. No buying anything I don’t truly need. My list includes: tea/coffee in cafés, with a notable exception allowed.magazineschocolate/sweets/biscuitsclothesbooksscrapbooking productsrandom online shopping. Amazon, I’m looking at you Frugal February will give me a chance to actively live with our … Continue reading A Month In Which I Don’t Buy Anything I Don’t Truly Need | The Re-run
Two weeks into the new year and this smaller size of 8x8 is working for me. I don't need a photo for all seven days, I can just cherry pick the stories I want to tell. Week 1: The cards are a mix of 'proper' Project Life product (designed by the fabulous Cathy Zielske) and … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 1 and 2
I haven't solved the dilemma of scrapbook storage, so I'm continuing with my hunt for a scrapbooking solution that ticks all the boxes. And just like blogging, I've no plans to stop scrapbooking. As previously mentioned, I've returned to Project Life this year (in a smaller format than before) and I will also incorporate 8x8 … Continue reading Scrapping in 2020 | The Goals
The final spread has been added to last year's One Little Word traveler's notebook. The book is so fabulously fat now, it's started to fall apart. A sign that we truly lived our word last year, perhaps?
Twenty twenty marks our 10th year of One Little Word. This year's word came to me last August, as we drove down the autobahn from Belgium into Luxembourg. Pause. Noun: intermission; a temporary stop; a temporary stop in action or speech. Verb: to make a pause. I plan to incorporate our One Little Word into … Continue reading One Little Word | Pause in 2020
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
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.