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. Friday evening's class was called Berry Clever, and involved paper folding and some … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #7 | The Gogo Getaway Classes
As a little pre-weekend warm up, the Gogo Getaway ladies set two challenges which had to be completed before arriving at the venue. The first challenge was to include double-digits in honour of the company's 10 year anniversary. Having marked a significant birthday recently, I was onto a winner.The second challenge, set by guest designer … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #6 | The Pre-GoGo Getaway Challenges
Having written recently about making the effort to reconnect with friends, we did exactly that recently and subsequently travelled up to the Midlands to spend the day with someone who had somehow been relegated to the Christmas card list and not much else. I was delighted to find not only a lovely fiancé in tow, … Continue reading Reconnecting with Friends | The Follow Up
I'm currently ... Watching: Series 4 of Bosch on Amazon Prime. Smart and complicated drama. Listening: Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. On repeat. Making: Project Life-style journaling cards for the 100 Day Project. Reading: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Planning: a birthday dinner party. To mark a significant number. What are you up to?
I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction. Central Park was the first public park … Continue reading New York City | Wintry Central Park
One thing that London does well is dress for Christmas. Here's a few of my favourite captures this year.~Ivy Chelsea Garden, King's Road ~~ Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair ~~ Cartier, Old Bond Street, Mayfair ~ Do let me know how your home town dresses for the season.
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 1-5 turned out: Day 1: The day that Elvis the Elf makes an appearance and returns The Boy Child's letter to Santa, which has been stamped as either Naughty or Nice.I think the glimpse of my feet in my slippers … Continue reading December Daily | Days 1-5
Osterley Park is a hidden West London gem. Now owned by the National Trust, Osterley is "surrounded by gardens, park and farmland ... one of the last surviving country estates in London. Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the … Continue reading Osterley Park
Like many of you, I've become lazy at calling people for a chat.I'm a fan of the text message.And therein lies the rub.What's the protocol, if there is such a thing, when the person you sent a text to doesn't reply?Did they receive it? Well, it says it's been delivered.Should I have used WhatsApp? That … Continue reading Texting | A 21st Century Dilemma
What sort of advice would you give your younger self? 1: You will recover from a broken heart. I know that it doesn't seem like it at the time, but trust me on this. One day, you'll realise that you can mention their name without feeling you're suffocating from grief. One day, you'll realise that you … Continue reading 4 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self