The most joyful event of April has been our Australian visitors. You may recall me telling you that one of the visitors was Kay's granddaughter. 🙂 The patterned paper and embellishments are from Doodlebug Design's latest range, Over the Rainbow.
Which Book Could You Read Over And Over Again?
"People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had," she said quietly, staring into the embers. "They don't know what it was like, not being in a camp.A Town Like Alice My all time favourite novel is A Town Like Alice by Nevil … Continue reading Which Book Could You Read Over And Over Again?
Me on Tuesday | 11 April
It was a week that began with visitors and lots of laughter but ended with sadness. We very much enjoyed the five days spent with our Australian visitors We had dinner at the pub We went for brunch alongside the Thames We spent a day with The Brother at Sywell We heard that our friend's … Continue reading Me on Tuesday | 11 April
One Photo | Twenty Words
Almost 49 years on from when Maggie wrote that first letter, Kay's granddaughter arrived in London to stay with us.
One Photo | Twenty Words
"You'll never guess what I've just found", she said via text. Only that elusive first letter from Maggie to Kay.
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?
The Original Happy Mail and Where Next
I've felt a nudge of late to do something with Mum and Kay's letters. The thought of all that transcription, hours and hours of it, is daunting, to say the least. But every good idea needs to begin with a single step. Inspired by Flea Market Love Letters, I've opened an Instagram account - @maggieandkaypenpals … Continue reading The Original Happy Mail and Where Next
How I Told The Story | Then and Now
I was introduced to scrapbooking by a friend during our stay in Australia in late 2005. Once back in London in early 2006, I was eager to embrace my new discovery. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I really wasn't very good back then. I didn't know there was an online scrapbooking … Continue reading How I Told The Story | Then and Now
Scrapbooking in 2021| The Honeymoon Album Wrapped Up
The redone Honeymoon album is all but complete. 🙂 As I'd already made a 12x12 page for our stay in the Cook Islands (truly, heaven on earth), I used pocket pages for the remaining photos and journaling. (I was also mindful that the album was looking pretty full.) Our short stay in Los Angeles was … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021| The Honeymoon Album Wrapped Up
Scrapbooking in 2021 | Honeymoon Album | Final New Zealand Pages
I have three more traditional 12x12 pages finishing up the New Zealand leg of our honeymoon album. All three designs have been used earlier in the album - I like how using the same few designs gives an album a sense of cohesion. Between her coming to the UK for our wedding and us arriving … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2021 | Honeymoon Album | Final New Zealand Pages