Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – November

For November, there was only one option: the Festival of Remembrance. I used an old design by Shimelle and used the colours in the photo when deciding which patterned papers to use. I made a flip page in order to give a home to a few more photos, which I then mounted on a tracing … Continue reading Recording 2021’s One Little Word | Heart – November

Home Décor Refresh

Buoyed up by the success of adding colour to our loft office/bedroom, I carried the 'let's be bold' theme down to the front door, with a detour via the living room and downstairs loo. The yellow is Valspar's 'Bonjour'. The pale orange in the downstairs loo is 'Sunset Bellini'. Right outside the loft door is … Continue reading Home Décor Refresh

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

The third volume of the Covid journal is filling up ... I added a couple of postcards which made me smile. 🙂 (I've done a lot of lolling on the bed with Netflix on my laptop and Tilly next to me for company.) More stories about the EU's response to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

I did not think that when I began keeping a scrapbook about the Covid-19 pandemic I would be on the 3rd album ... Great news about the vaccine rollout - both for the country and me personally. 🙂 The Boy has to be tested twice a week as a condition of being able to return … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 13

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

We're into February and life is still fairly grim. 😦 Schools across England didn't reopen after the Christmas holidays (although some did actually reopen for just one day) ... which meant that home-schooling was back on the agenda. The Boy Child's birthday present from us this year was a laptop and we gave it to … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 10

December Daily 2020 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

Welcome to December Daily - my favourite project of the year. 🙂 You can see my foundation pages here. This year's Manifesto is super simple - previous experience tells me that this is what works for me. I'll add a photo of me in my Christmas jumper or Santa hat at some point. The Manifesto … Continue reading December Daily 2020 | Manifesto and Days 1-5

Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

How are you remaining connected to your loved ones and friends during Lockdown? We have both a myriad of WhatsApp groups and regular Face Time chats with ours. But what I've enjoyed most of all is sending postcards. I was a prolific postcard sender, right up until Mum died and then I stopped. If I … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Remaining Connected

The 100 Day Project | One Month In

Staying at home has had its advantages. During the first month of this year's 100 Day Project, I've worked steadily and enthusiastically on bringing all my stories and photos of my RAF days into one place. By Day 3 however, it was obvious that I was going to have to change tack. Project Life pocket-pages … Continue reading The 100 Day Project | One Month In

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019