Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

The Summer holidays are here ... as is the third wave of Covid-19. How do I give The Boy a great Summer without putting any of us at serious risk? River Thames at Kew The answer has actually been quite simple - we've made the decision to limit our exposure by cancelling a number of … Continue reading Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer

Scrapbooking in 2021 | May and June

I made a single page to showcase May. I used an old design by Shimelle to record a day spent at Hughenden with friends-who-are-like-family - it was the first time we'd seen them since Christmas 2019. For June, I chose to record our day at Cerney House and Gardens and I used a sketch I'd … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | May and June

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