Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Things He Says | The Granny Edition

"I miss Granny ... even though it's been three months."

Monday, 23 May 2016

Memorandum Monday

Monday has rolled around again, and that means it's time to
join in with the lovely Sian and
 share something that I've learnt over the weekend.
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True friendship is a rare gift.
There's not much that my best friend doesn't know about me,
and I suspect I know an awful lot about her. 
For that very reason,
we joke that we could never not be friends.
 
You can see what Sian discovered over the weekend here

Friday, 20 May 2016

What Caught Her Eye #12

Continuing my new series for Fridays: 
the contents of that Smythson notebook,
one page at a time.
"The life that I have is all that I have.
And the life that I have is yours.
The love that I have of the life
that I have
is yours and yours and yours."
~ Leo Marks
1920-2001

Thursday, 19 May 2016

A Return to Scrapbooking

As of last month, I've found the need to scrapbook
 on an almost daily basis has reasserted itself.
I've finished off our album from the visit to the USA last summer
and I've added pages to The Boy Child's album,
and to that of my nephew.
I revisited a few details learned from Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life class.
This class, along with Yesterday and Today by Ali Edwards
is the best online class I've ever taken. 
I have photos, pretty paper and glue.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel. 
  

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Snap #12

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:
 Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images:
My six-weekly visit to the hairdresser.


You can see more Snap images here.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Get Caught Reading

The lovely Sian flagged this up ... 
it's Get Caught Reading month.
Who knew such a thing even existed?
Not that the three of us ever need
 prompting to be caught reading. 
Where do you do yours?


Monday, 16 May 2016

Things He Says | The How Old Are You? Edition

Him: "How old will you be on your birthday?"
Me: "Forty eight."
Him: "Are you sure?  You've been 47 for the last three years!"

{For the record, I have never, ever lied about my age.
Although I may have, on occasion, forgotten how old I actually am}

Friday, 13 May 2016

What Caught Her Eye #11

Continuing my new series for Fridays: 
the contents of that Smythson notebook,
one page at a time.
"If you see colour and movement
in the life of others - think
about those things in your
own life and give thanks." 
~ Unknown

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Out of the Shadows

Last evening, as I was pottering around in the kitchen after supper,
I felt suddenly and completely overwhelmed with grief.
Grief, as we know, is the price we pay for love
and it has a nasty habit of popping up without warning.
Five minutes later, as I felt more myself,
I was reminded of song lyrics I'd heard on the radio.
"It's a long hard road that leads to a brighter day".*
Today, as it happens, is that brighter day.
The sun is shining, the rain has moved off.
I am wearing a skirt.
I have bare legs.
I am wearing silver sandals.
A brighter day indeed.

*Lyrics from Yah Mo B There by Michael McDonald.


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Snap #11

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:
 Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.
***
The wisteria has been late blooming this year,
but now that it is here, it looks amazing.
This house is just around the corner from us 
and The Boy Child and I pass it every day on the school run. 



You can see more Snap images here.