A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Basildon Park is a National Trust property near Pangbourne in Berkshire and we'd arranged to meet The Best Friends there. It was the first time we'd seen each other in person since the visit to the reindeer. Sitting elegantly in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Visit to Basildon Park

Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #4

The 2020 album is now complete - a title page and one layout for each month. 🙂 October: was about our road trip to Lacock. I adapted a design from Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love class to suit my needs. I have a total of 7 photos on one spread. I went with strong Autumn-patterned papers … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #4

Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #3

The 3Q of 2020's album is now complete. 🙂 July: was all about the long-overdue haircut. August: was all about our road trip to South Lakeland. In order to accommodate all the photos into what looks like a single 12x12 spread, I went back to the brilliant class from Shimelle, 4x6 Photo Love. I made … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | 12 in 20 #3

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