Life in Lockdown 2.0 | What Are Your Essential Non-Essentials?

On Thursday, 5 November, England moved into a month-long lockdown. Shops and businesses classed as non-essential have been ordered to close until early December. There is obviously no guarantee that Lockdown 2.0 won't be further extended into January 2021. Over the first few days on November, I made a short list of things to purchase … Continue reading Life in Lockdown 2.0 | What Are Your Essential Non-Essentials?

Scrapbooking in 2020 #16

The lovely Mary-Lou, of Patio Postcards blog and organiser of the ever-popular Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt, recommended Scrapbooking Quebec on YouTube as a source of scrappy inspiration and she wasn't wrong. 🙂 Taking inspiration from her easy-to-follow videos, I produced two layouts starring our great nephews. The first spread marks the twins joining their big … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2020 #16

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44

Week 43: It was yet another week of staying close to home and for being grateful to have such wonderful parks to walk Tilly in. Autumn has made her presence felt this week. 🙂 The Brainy One and I watched the superb The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, which we highly recommend. Strictly … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 43 and 44

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England Revisited

Back in April I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Deb wrote about lockdown life in Southern England here. Six months on, she’s kindly written an update, before the government announced a month-long, England-wide lockdown, and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 In April, when the … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Southern England Revisited

Month in Numbers | October 2020

How did October pan out in these weird times? Let's see what the numbers had to say: 46 walks with Tilly. 4 haircuts. 5 visits with family members. Another month with Covid-19 restrictions in place across the UK. London has now spent 15 days in Tier 2 - High. I fully expect another national lockdown … Continue reading Month in Numbers | October 2020

For The Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2020

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith: In a break from romance novels, I devoured this over the course of a week. "Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough — who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2020

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Canada Revisited

Back in April I reached out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown. Mary-Lou wrote about lockdown life in Canada here. Six months on, she’s kindly written an update and has a lot to say … so maybe grab a cuppa. 🙂 The Autumn Sequel Of Living A Quarantine Life in Ontario, Canada ... … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – Canada Revisited

Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

Back in April, as well as reaching out to friends around the world for their thoughts on lockdown, I also wrote a short piece about my own lockdown experiences. Six months on, I've written another, so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair. As I type this, London currently sits in Tier 2 - … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home Revisited

Four Fun Things

In a Creative Bubble has released their latest Christmas offering and it's fab. 🙂 Americast on BBC Sounds is perfect for those of us who want a clearer understanding of American politics. Both Emily Maitlis and John Sopel are brilliant. I may have begun my Christmas shopping and even wrapped a few gifts. I may … Continue reading Four Fun Things