Scrapping in 2018 #12

With everyone back into their post-Summer routines, there's been space for me to build a spot of scrapbooking time back into the daylight hours. First up was a classic back-to-school layout.I followed that up with a page capturing an early morning shot-from-the-bus stop.I went back to a design by Shimelle from 2011 to make an … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #12

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 16: Climbing 253 steps in one go is beyond me. Day 17: Attendance at pre-school club … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 16-20

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 11: I can walk home from his new school in around 30 minutes.  Think of what … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Scrapping in 2018 #10 | Layer by Layer by Layer

In an attempt to broaden scrapbooking horizons, I recently signed up to Shimelle's new online class, Layer on Layer on Layer.Six weeks of daily prompts (excluding weekends) and the opportunity to bust that stash of years old embellishments, alphas and supplies that I loved when I bought them way back when. Layering isn't something that I … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #10 | Layer by Layer by Layer

Month in Numbers | June 2018

There's no doubt that we had a Joyful June!Here's a look at the numbers: One black tie dinner party with 21 of our nearest and dearest.  It was a superb evening and a lot of fun!  And let's not forget the 9 of us who made it to the Survivors' Brunch the next day.  I … Continue reading Month in Numbers | June 2018

Scrapping in 2018 #9 | The Gogo Getaway with Shimelle

The Gogo Getaway had a specific theme for its 10 year anniversary. The special guest designer was Shimelle Laine and all the products used in each and every class were from her latest paper range for American Crafts, A Box of Crayons. Shimelle Laine is an American married to a Brit and lives in a … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #9 | The Gogo Getaway with Shimelle

A Weekend at GoGo Getaway

Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway.  Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London.  There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway

December Daily | Foundation Pages

With less than a month until the beginning of December, I'm planning this year's December Daily album.  This will my tenth year in a row documenting the run up to Christmas Day, and it's still my favourite project.  I toyed with the idea of using a Traveler's Notebook, but in the end settled on an album from Simple … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages

Time Flies

When The Boy Child returned to school,  it came with the knowledge that he was beginning his final year of primary education. Who remembers this day?  Ahead of us lies countless meetings with countless professionals, each with their own opinion and agenda, over the decision  of where The Boy Child goes in September 2018. But … Continue reading Time Flies