Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

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. September sky Day 11 | It's okay to have a day where you don't learn anything 🙂 Day 12 | … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

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. Rainbow over Windsor Castle just minutes after the death of HM Queen Elizabeth was announced Day 6 | Times passes … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Desert Islands Discs | What Would Be On Your List?

I've been dipping into the vast archive of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, available on demand via the fabulous BBC Sounds. I can recommend listening to Adele, Simon Reeve, Lyse Doucet and George Michael, to name a few. But I also got to thinking about which eight tracks I would choose to have on my … Continue reading Desert Islands Discs | What Would Be On Your List?

What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?

I read a great post on Cup of Jo recently all about childhood memories - the comments were the very best part of the post. And that got me thinking, what were mine, my core childhood memories? Collating and reading the Maggie and Kay letters has meant I've been thinking about my childhood a lot … Continue reading What Are Your Core Childhood Memories?

Me on Monday | 9 May

It was a week of sunny and warmish days. It was also a reasonably quiet week. Monday was a Bank Holiday and the males in the family went off to the golf courseTilly needed a visit to the vet, as she had picked up kennel cough There's a decision still to be made about paint … Continue reading Me on Monday | 9 May

Scrapping in 2021 | Favourite Layouts

During 2021, I created a fair amount of traditional 12x12 scrapbook pages. Out of that number, three designs were standout favourites and regular readers will know that each of these designs was used more than once. The grid design first made an appearance in early March and was one of the most liked of my … Continue reading Scrapping in 2021 | Favourite Layouts

Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – November

For November, there was only one option: the Festival of Remembrance. I used an old design by Shimelle and used the colours in the photo when deciding which patterned papers to use. I made a flip page in order to give a home to a few more photos, which I then mounted on a tracing … Continue reading Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – November

Festival of Remembrance 2021

I had the honour of being in the audience at this year's Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Organised by the Royal British Legion, this year the festival commemorated the charity's 100 years of service to the Armed Forces community. Tomos Roberts (aka Tomfoolery) reciting Alive with Poppies Also marked were the 30th … Continue reading Festival of Remembrance 2021