It was late September in 1987 and I was spending the day in Chester with Mum and The Auntie. I was on a month's disembarkation leave after a tour in the Falkland Islands with the RAF. We wandered in through the door of the small Benetton boutique and it caught my eye almost immediately. I … Continue reading What's Your Oldest Item of Clothing?
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.
The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that I can keep on top of our Christmas preparations. … Continue reading TGIF #12
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 the our … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall
The Brainy One and I recently had the good fortune to be part of a private tour of the Tower of London, which ended with viewing the historic Ceremony of the Keys. Source Footsteps echo in the darkness. The sentry cries out, "Halt, who comes there?" The Yeoman Warder replies, "The keys." "Whose keys?" "Queen Elizabeth's … Continue reading Ceremony of the Keys | Tower of London
The gang of eight. Me, my best friend of 30 years standing and six friends I didn't know I had.
My new favourite scrapbook page celebrates my favourite photo from the Luxembourg wedding. I chose a black and white image, as it gave me more scope to play with patterned paper. I made a title page for the front of our second album for 2019. I went back to Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class for … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #10
The Luxembourg American Cemetery was established as a temporary cemetery for the casualties from the Battle of the Bulge. As fans of Band of Brothers, The Brainy One and I were keen to pay our respects to the five men of Easy buried here. Sgt 'Skip' Muck of Easy Company The Walls of the Missing … Continue reading Summer Road Trip | Luxembourg’s American Cemetery
The Shuttleworth Collection is a private collection of historic aircraft and vehicles based at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Run as a charity, the Collection is open to the public and runs flying events throughout the summer months. Spitfire In a complete contrast to RIAT, the air shows feature aircraft from World Wars I and II … Continue reading Families Air Show at the Shuttleworth Collection
Two more spreads have been added to my 'Thrive' traveler's notebook ... The Lakeland Wedding... and RIAT ... What have you been creating?