Catching up with 2014

It has been AGES since I had a good chunk of time to catch up with Project Life! I had stopped at October, which is when we were packing things up and getting ready for our kitchen work to begin, so had a lot to catch up with. Catching up with 2014 was important before I forgot what to include! But I needed to give myself some proper time to do this – I always end up with cards and pages and photos everywhere, so I need time to make a mess and tidy up afterwards!  Read More

Looking back and looking ahead

It’s that time of year when we tend to look back at last year and look ahead to to the new one. I’m never that keen on making resolutions – this is because I very rarely keep them beyond January, and it usually means that I focus on something negative that I think I need to fix! If you were reading my blog this time last year, you may remember that I came up with some crafty plans instead – the main one of these was (apparently) to learn to crochet. Well, I didn’t quite manage that, oops! My other plans were achieved though 🙂 I wanted to make a quilt (I made two) and learn how to make my own stamps (which I did too – yay!).  Read More

Christmas in Maryport

We spent Christmas in Maryport and had such a wonderful time! The weather forecast was pretty terrible and it rained all day on the day we travelled (it was that really fine rain that soaks you through!), and we expected it to be the same for the whole week. But we were actually very lucky, and there were only a couple of showers in the end – yay! I took a few photos round and about and thought I would share a few of my favourites with you. I love the seaside all year round, but there’s just something special about it in winter. We escaped the snow (it very rarely settles here anyway) but it was very cold!  Read More

365 Grateful: Hello! Hooray! 2015

Have you heard of  365 Grateful? If not, don’t worry – it’s new to me too! I first read about it in Flow Magazine (international edition, issue 7) last month, and was really inspired by the story of how Hailey Bartholomew set up this project. She took polaroid photos every day in order to appreciate the little things in life that often pass you by, and she was amazed by the power of gratitude for these every day things. Since then, lots of people have taken up the 365 grateful challenge, and I have decided to do it in 2015!

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