Thursday, 29 September 2016

Things He Says | The Golfing Edition

Him: "Mum, did you know that Arnold Palmer's died?
People say he had a good whack!" 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Snap #31 | At the Library

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:
Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.
***



Visits to the local library tailed off over the Summer holidays.
As in, we didn't visit the library at all.
In trying to rectify that, I have designated 
Tuesdays after school as library afternoons.
It seems to be working so far.

You can see more Snap images here.





Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Continuing a Theme ...

Having created a scrapbook page in 8.5x11 last week,
I needed to create another so that there would be a pair
back-to-back in the album.
Enter inspiration from Shimelle's blog, and a tad more sewing.
{You know, seeing as I'd dusted off the sewing machine and all ...}


Monday, 26 September 2016

Eye to Eye

I've reached an age where I need two different pairs of glasses .
I've been wearing varifocal lenses for two years now,
both glasses and contact lenses.
{I loathe selfies}
At my appointment two weeks ago, I was informed of the need for
occupational lenses.  
Quite.
A pair specifically for close-up work ...
... ie. scrapbooking.
This pair is now known as the-do-not-wear-outside-of-the-house pair. 
Middle age.  Such a joy.
  

Friday, 23 September 2016

What Caught Her Eye #29

Continuing my new series for Fridays: 
the contents of that Smythson notebook,
one page at a time.
"What is a friend?
A single soul living in two bodies."
~ Aristotle

Thursday, 22 September 2016

A Cush{ion}y Number

I like cushions on sofas.
The Brainy One doesn't care to express an opinion on them.
The Boy Child has a penchant for chewing them. 
With Autumn making its presence felt, we'll obviously spend less time 
sitting in the garden after school and at weekends.
However, glancing into the lounge didn't fill me with
happy thoughts of snuggling up on the sofas.
Why?
Because the cushions were looking more than a little shabby
 and some even had pieces missing thanks to some surreptitious chewing
by The Boy Child.
And dare I say it, we had too many cushions.
Telling myself I was implementing an Autumn update,
which let's face it, is much cheaper than full redecoration,
I swept aside the old cushions and installed new ones.
Now I'm waiting to see if anyone notices.   

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Snap #30 | Autumn Garden

Helena has a new photographic theme for 2016:
Snap, a visually linked group of 2 to 4 images.
***
Autumn arrived in London without fanfare this week.
One day we were sweltering in 30C,
the next we were pulling on jumpers and looking for coats.
 ~Leaves belonging to trees the other side of our garden wall ~ 
 ~ Love in the Mist seed pod ~
~ Catmint ~

You can see more Snap images here.
  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Boy and His Dog {Paired With a Spot of Scraplifting}

Every now and again, I see a scrapbooking layout and I think, "I love that!"
It happened just the other day with a page created by the lovely Sian.
I had a photo I also loved,
so I put my photo with Sian's design.
The sewing machine was delighted to have months years of dust blown off it.
{I had to look up how to thread the thing, it's been that long, and I think I might have to tweak the tension, because the cardstock is now a wee bit curly at the edges}
I don't usually work in 8.5x11, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
You can see Sian's original idea here.



Monday, 19 September 2016

This Weekend

It was a weekend of simple things.
Of checking out the possibility of a new bed.
 Of trying to persuade Mum that bunk beds would be a good idea.
Of walking the dog.

 Of visiting a friend's art exhibition.
 It was busy.  It was easy.
It was great.


Friday, 16 September 2016

What Caught Her Eye #28

Continuing my new series for Fridays: 
the contents of that Smythson notebook,
one page at a time.
"Man has conquered every darkness
open to him except the
distance between men."
~ Rabbi Barry Marcus