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

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

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 6

The album is rapidly filling up ... The Boy Child's dental check-up has been included because even though things are different to how they were, it all felt so, well, normal. The afternoon in town makes an appearance ... As does our road trip to South Lakeland ... The final two entries are the Rule … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 6

Month in Numbers | August 2020

Was August amazing? Let's see what the numbers have to say: Another 31 days with lockdown measures in place, bringing the UK total to 163 days. 8 get-togethers with family members. 🙂 7 pieces of Happy Mail sent ... and 1 piece of Unhappy Mail. My highest daily step count in quite a while - … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2020

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Gummer’s Howe

Gummer's Howe in the Lake District offers the shortest hike with the best views. The climb up is just half a mile, but a half a mile that requires stamina and good footwear. Lake Windermere and Gummer's Howe If you're lucky and climb on a sunny and clear August morning, the views are breathtaking. On … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Gummer’s Howe

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Ulverston

I have been visiting the South Lakeland market town of Ulverston for about 45 years. I spent part of every Summer holiday here in the late '70s and early '80s. As an adult, I've been here for weddings, several significant birthdays and funerals. I brought The Brainy One here a few months before we got … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Ulverston

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip

After a lot of thought and planning, we recently embarked on a Northern road trip to South Lakeland for a long weekend. Our plan was to spend as much time as possible outside and to catch up with my friend-who-is-like-my-brother. Going nowhere The traffic certainly appeared to be back to pre-lockdown levels - we spent … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip