Scrapbooking | Favourite Layouts of 2022

During 2022, I created a fair amount of traditional 12×12 scrapbook pages. Out of that number, three designs were standout favourites. The above layout was slipped into the post about what scrapbooking has given me over the years and is my absolute favourite of last year. I absolutely love the grid design above and used … Continue reading Scrapbooking | Favourite Layouts of 2022

Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | December and Closing Page

I’m continuing with the theme begun back in 2020 – an album title page and one layout per month. There was only ever going to be one option for December, Christmas. I saw the above design on Instagram and loved it! I drew around an upturned pasta bowl and layered the embellishments, leaving space for … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2022 | This Year’s Album | December and Closing Page

Me on Monday | 16 January

It was a week of celebrating and of new beginnings. The Boy celebrated a milestone birthday The Boy began work experience. He is working with a film company, one day a week for the whole of this term I had my haircut I had cause to visit the doctor A friend joined Tilly and me … Continue reading Me on Monday | 16 January

Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | December

The Boy spent time during the Christmas holidays learning the routes he will need to travel for his upcoming work experience. Using the Elizabeth Line, he has to be able to get himself to and from two different locations, in parts of West London he is wholly unfamiliar with. The design is one I tweaked … Continue reading Recording 2022’s One Little Word | Redefine | December

For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

I’ve a number of books on pre-order, all on Kindle. Please note that the release dates are for the UK – other countries may well have a different one. The Sweet Spot: A Novel by Amy Poeppel | published on 31 January | I saw this recommended on Instagram and am looking forward to reading … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

Scrapbooking in 2023 | The Goals

I imagine that in regard to scrapbooking, 2023 will be fairly similar to 2022, and that thought has helped to consolidate this year’s goals. Storage for albums remains at a premium, so I’m continuing the theme of one layout for each month this year – 12 in 23 – and One Little Word spreads. Any travels will … Continue reading Scrapbooking in 2023 | The Goals

Me on Monday | 9 January | The Extended Version

The recent weeks have been a blur, full of festive festivities, family and close friends. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Winter sunrise We applied for a new passport for The Boy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were spent at home The family gathered at my sister-in-love's house on Boxing Day We enjoyed an afternoon … Continue reading Me on Monday | 9 January | The Extended Version