A friend of ours is about to turn 40 years old and thankfully chose to hold her birthday brunch early - the gathering was probably the last social gathering for quite a while. #socialdistancing. Our friend has been through quite a tough few years and it was lovely to see her welcome her forthcoming decade … Continue reading The Last Hurrah Before Social Distancing
History was my favourite lesson at school and the Tudors have always been my favourite part of British history. Henry VIII and his six wives are popular with authors and there's a whole publishing industry around that period of British history. Here's a few of my favourites and are well worth a read: Hilary Mantel's … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Novels With a Tudor Theme
Week 9: Yet another winter storm - Storm Jorge, although London got off fairly lightly. I spent an afternoon with my friend at St. Mary's, Paddington (I've obscured her face to protect her privacy and made a flip-up pocket to hide the journaling). The Boy Child and I went on a Mum and Son date … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 9 and 10
The atmosphere in our bit of suburban West London is strange. There's a sense of waiting and I don't just mean the lengthy queues every morning outside the local branches of Superdrug and Boots. Right now, life feels ominous but semi-normal. Certain shelves in the local supermarket are empty. Dried pasta, toilet rolls and any … Continue reading Covid-19 | How Are You Feeling?
It was a rare sunny morning and there I was, minding my own business, when wham! I was spreadeagled, face down, in the middle of the road. Somehow I'd missed my footing stepping down from the kerb and, as the kids say, face planted the tarmac. It hurt. It hurt a lot. There was blood. … Continue reading Falling from Grace
I'm still plugging away at improving The Boy Child's early years albums. Most pages are in Project Life in style, but there's room for a few additional 12x12 spreads ... I reused a favourite design to give a home to a few fun photos which were never scrapped in 2010. I then flipped the design … Continue reading Scrapping in 2020 #4
We've just marked the 4th anniversary of Mum's death and it will be 25 years this Summer since Dad passed away. As we know, the grief we feel when we first lose someone we love is both intense and all encompassing ... but it does lessen as time passes. I've always found it quite hard … Continue reading Defining Grief
I was supposed to be looking for a round, extendable dining table ... I was sidetracked by this lovely 'sectional' sofa.
The Boy Child and I recently went on a date afternoon - we went to lunch at my club and then onto a concert at Royal Festival Hall. He thought it was funny that my pre-lunch Aperol Spritz matched his jumper. I had the traditional Sunday roast - turkey with extra gravy - and The … Continue reading Date Afternoon With The Boy Child