For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading

I can't be the only one who recalls novels read in school English Literature classes with a slight shudder. As evidence of said slight shudder, I give you The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy ('O' Level set book, JMB examination board, 1984). And incidentally, my sister-in-law chose 'Thomas Hardy and the Gothic' for her Masters … Continue reading For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading

December Daily 2019 | Days 16-20

Day 16: involved wrapping presents. Day 17: was about the Christmas Disco. I didn't take a great shot, so the trick was to simply work with what I had - go smaller on the photo and bigger on the filler cards. Day 18: was when I caught up with local friends for a cuppa and … Continue reading December Daily 2019 | Days 16-20

Month in Numbers | September 2019

As we move into Autumn, let's take a look at the numbers and see if September was sensational: Back to school and into Year 8. 3 suppers out - two at the pub and one proper 'grown-ups only' dinner. 30 lessons learned as part of Shimelle's annual Learn Something New Every Day class. The biggest … Continue reading Month in Numbers | September 2019

The Boy Child’s Completed Summer Journal

The beginning The Boy Child and I did a great job with his Summer Journal. He finished up with ten 12x12 Project Life pocket pages (Design A) documenting what, it has to be said, was a pretty good Summer. The end I think The Boy Child's teacher might have been a little surprised to receive … Continue reading The Boy Child’s Completed Summer Journal

TGIF With a Difference #7

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that my new passport won't take too long to arrive. … Continue reading TGIF With a Difference #7

Summer Check List | How We Did

I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays ... here's how we got on with them: Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or … Continue reading Summer Check List | How We Did

TGIF with a Difference #5

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Trusting: that Tilly won't need to go to the vet again … Continue reading TGIF with a Difference #5