Washington, DC | The Capitol Building

I'd pre-booked a tour of the US Capitol Building a few weeks before we travelled to Washington, DC.  It's one of those buildings that's instantly recognisable, probably because of its similarity to the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral ... and seven series of West Wing.The tours are free and last around an hour, maybe a little … Continue reading Washington, DC | The Capitol Building

Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

A short Metro ride from Downtown DC is Arlington National Cemetery, which is where the United States buries her war dead and military veterans (if that is what they/their family want).  The grounds cover 624 acres and there are 400,000+ graves.There are a few famous internees, and perhaps the most well-known one is President John … Continue reading Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

Travel Journals

I blame Deb.If she hadn't posted recently about her travel journal for her up and coming trip to the UK, I wouldn't have been thinking about them.Travel journals, I mean.Many years ago, before I knew that scrapbooking had been invented, I made travel journals.My, doesn't that sound grand?In reality, I can remember making two.  Only … Continue reading Travel Journals

2010: Blog Review

Seven hundred and twenty one blog posts in 2010 ~ a successful year of blogging, wouldn't you say?  2011 has dawned and brings new challenges, new scrapping opportunities and new blog friends to add to the friendships made in 2010, hopefully.{Self-portrait from 31 December 2009}Successfully accomplished was the 365:2010 photographic project.  Scrapping projects I loved included Week In The Life … Continue reading 2010: Blog Review