My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience

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

This Weekend I …

At this time of year, I'm envious of Instagram images showing families having a blast in a pumpkin patch.  All those blue skies, cute kids and an overload of, you know, orangeness. This year, however, I had a plan.   Turned out not to be a very good plan, but a plan nonetheless.  We took a short road trip … Continue reading This Weekend I …

On a Random Mission

Yesterday, I did something completely out of character.I approached two well-dressed young men and asked if they would like me to take their picture.I even suggested how they might like to pose.Let me explain ... I follow Heidi Swapp on Instagram and via her blog. As well as being what you might call a big noise in … Continue reading On a Random Mission

Learn Something New Everyday | Days 1-5

Hello, September!The Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Everyday.  Looking through my blog archives, it appears that I last participated in 2009, and even then, I'd held it over to complete in December. (Do take a peek, The Boy Child was adorable as a … Continue reading Learn Something New Everyday | Days 1-5

Memos: Mail: Me

This post should really be called Weekend Round Up, because I have nothing to report on the Mail: Me bit. I do, however, have a few words to say about our weekend. The weather was glorious and we spent two days outside. Los Pequenos spent time with their Great Granny {who is an extremely active … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me

Is It Really Just Me?

Living in London can mean that a person becomes immured to everyday rudeness and unpleasantness.Most of us at some point will encounter Mr. or Ms. Rude when travelling on the Tube.It's pretty much a given.Last week, however, I encountered Ms. Rude on the school run.I won't bore you with the details of what exactly transpired between … Continue reading Is It Really Just Me?

Scrapbooking Her Story

It's only now that I feel able to begin to make an album of Mum's photos.I sorted through that black bin bag of photos, a little at a time,and sent off a fair amount to my siblings.What was left fell into distinctive categories: childhood, RAF, marriage, children, family holidays, special occasions, weddings and the next generation. If … Continue reading Scrapbooking Her Story