Floral Tributes to Her Majesty The Queen

The Best Friend and I made a rather spontaneous trip up to Green Park four days before the State Funeral to view the thousands of floral tributes left in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. And what we found was simply astonishing and slightly overwhelming. People had obviously gone to a lot of trouble. There … Continue reading Floral Tributes to Her Majesty The Queen

Summer Road Trip 2022 | Tyne Cot Cemetery | Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery ... this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war King George V, 11 May 1922 Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of the First World War in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. It is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Tyne Cot Cemetery | Belgium

Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

At 8pm each and every evening, buglers from the Ypres Fire Service hold an act of remembrance under the Menin Gate and play the Last Post before observing a minute's silence. This act of remembrance has occurred daily since 1929. The only time it has not happened is during the German occupation in WW2. The … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

Summer Road Trip 2022 | Ypres | Belgium

Our first Road Trip outside of the UK since the advent of the pandemic and BREXIT - we chose the small city of Ypres (also known as Ieper) in Flanders, Belgium as our destination - a ton of British Military History, great beer and delicious chocolate. 🙂 Grote Markt, Ypres The city of Ypres might … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Ypres | Belgium

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

Scrapbooking in 2021 | Singapore

In late 2005, The Brainy One and I left London for a 6-weeks-long round-the world delayed honeymoon. It was on this trip that I was introduced to scrapbooking (by K in Australia) and our subsequent scrapbook was my very first attempt at pairing photos with paper and journaling. Thank you, Creative Memories. Looking back sixteen … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Singapore

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. Day 11: The events of twenty years ago still make me extremely emotional. Day 12: The return to the cinema … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15