Play – The Theme Game

Happy Birthday Papa

So this week’s topic for The Theme Game is Play.  Gosh, there are so many things I could write about, relating to play!  Where to begin, what to focus on? Monkey and I play all the time.  Then I had a different idea, I was inspired by a recent post… Continue reading »

Something Beautiful – The Photo Gallery

Something beautiful

This week’s theme for The Photo Gallery is Something Beautiful, and I’ve chosen something a little bit different.  Something beautiful and very special to our family. This July will see that start of commemorations of the beginning of World War One.  Both mine and Daddy P’s grandfathers served in World… Continue reading »

Jersey – do you have special memories?

Have you been to Jersey

The Channel Islands are somewhere I’d love to explore more. I visited Guernsey, Herm and Sark when I was at school, a very long time ago! I always vowed I’d return and visit Jersey too.  Have you been to Jersey?  I’d love to go there.  I used to enjoy the… Continue reading »



I love reading lots of blogs, but I especially love Redpeffer and her writing, and I also discovered The Reading Residence last year.  These great blogs have teamed up to run a new linky call The Theme Game, today is the first week and the theme is Doorways. Now I… Continue reading »

Goodbye to 2013

Goodbye to 2013

Sadly I was really under the weather after Christmas so have really neglected my blog lately!  So it’s a bit late, but time to say goodbye to 2013, I was fast asleep before 2014 arrived – how sad is that??!! Never mind, hopefully I will make up for it during… Continue reading »

Christmas past

Christmas past

How can it possibly be 23rd December??? Eek.  We should have been down in Wiltshire today visiting one of Monkey’s godmum’s who’s recovering from an operation.  But with the severe weather warnings she asked us not to make the journey.  Although we were gutted not to see her and her… Continue reading »

Saving memories with Truprint – review and giveaway

Savig memories with Truprint

October seems like a lifetime ago already!  A distant memory of sunshine and time spent with family in Spain. I’m always taking photos and lately I’ve been saving memories with Truprint. Truprint provide a great online service to turn photographs into mementos of all sorts, including calendars and photo books. … Continue reading »

Blast from the past

Blast from the past

My Magic Moment post for this week is a bit late in the day but that sums up life here at the moment.  Last week saw a blast from the past for me, a real trip down memory lane. As readers will know I’m a big Formula One fan, and… Continue reading »

PosterFriend – a great way of showing off your Facebook photos

Do you have loads of photographs linked to your Facebook account? I know I do, and most were taken on my phone and have never been printed out. Then I was introduced to PosterFriend, PosterFriendTM lets you select your favourite Facebook pictures of you and your friends and quickly create… Continue reading »

Vistaprint Photo Book

I was recently asked to create and review a photo book of my choice from the range on offer at Vistaprint. My Dad celebrated his 70th birthday at the end of last year and we had a celebration in Spain with him and my brother.  I’d taken hundred’s of photographs… Continue reading »