Monday, July 31, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 28

July tends to be the time of year when I have very little energy. Hot, humid and I'm content to just read books and watch tv. But this week did get me out to Southern MD and a very hot and tiring drive it was. But a retreat on the Potomac is always good. I only left the building once I think!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Travel With Me Tuesday: All Around Harrogate

After our long walk through the Valley Gardens we were in 'downtown' Harrogate. Lunch ensued. And lunch at Bettys is a real delight. Excellent tea and good fresh food. Perfect on a December day.

Monday, July 24, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 27

While it was a holiday week, we did nothing to celebrate the 4th except to eat hot dogs at some point in the week. Dick did a lot of traveling round the state but otherwise, it was a quiet week for me. My granddaughter turned 18 but we had celebrated that when she graduated from high school. Just that kind of week, I guess.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

TBT: From 3 Come 9

Oh my, I have fallen down on my plan to scan images on Thursdays. It's something I really don't enjoy but I want to do it as I'm usually the only one who knows who the people are in the photo and when it was taken. So here's a recent scan, not corrected for the yellow cast. Sometimes I leave those, and sometimes I correct them.

Ruth was my neighbor in England and actually a student at the same high school I attended. We didn't know each other in high school as she was two years behind me but I recognized her when we moved into our adjoining houses in Knaresborough. Her youngest, here in the center, was the same age as my only son (then) who became my oldest child as time went on.

This 1975 photo was taken on their one time break from English living in their home in Pennsylvania. It was a lovely old home but sure required a lot of renovation and upkeep. Those fireplaces had a real purpose!

Ruth's three children have now provided her with 9 grandchildren and fortunately for her they all live in Maryland. So when she crosses the pond, it gives her the ability to see them all! One fell swoop!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Naw, This Won't Work

Ok, there are words today. Love this sink, love the whole bit but ...imho as a person who has renovated her house. I say this ain't gonna work. Well, it works for one person but why have two faucets? Cute yes, used by two people ...naw. Look at those walls and now try to visualize two people of any size there washing their hands. And I suspect the owners agree because there's one towel.

So maybe, they just loved the sink and didn't care about it being for two people. But I can also see that little person who used the stool turn on BOTH faucets...just cause!

Monday, July 17, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 26

This week's 1st page was done for a challenge and while it is not my favorite, I thought it was just easier to leave it and do the 2nd page the same way. I'll always remember (hopefully!) why this week looks a good bit different than the other weeks.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Travel With Me Tuesday; That Night in Harrogate

The first evening was a great evening with settling in and then going out to dinner with the woman who was my first neighbor back in 1968. It turned out that we had been in high school together even earlier in the US. Amazing. We each had different husbands than we had as neighbors but that made no difference. Some times, the years just don't matter.

Monday, July 10, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 25

A lot of this week's photos concentrate on a trip we took to Baltimore. We have always donated used books to various sites but this year some of the sites either closed (greedy landlords) or had other issues. We were so happy when we found that the Baltimore Sun had found space for those non profits to store their books between sales etc. A fun day which included an Ethiopian lunch. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Remember This When It's Too Hot Here

I tried to upload a video but ran into some glitches with Blogger so... this will have to do!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Travel With Me Tuesday: London and Harrogate

A couple more of last years trip finished. Once I start the pages, I really enjoy them but it's the starting that seems to be my stumbling block. I also know that I've gotten the days and pages mixed in the past when doing albums so there is that bit of fear. However, this trip was clearly broken into three segments - Harrogate, London and Bath. I think that will help a lot and also by having the images in Lightroom by date is really a great organizing tool.

Monday, July 3, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 24

We went down south to North Carolina so there were 4 pages for this week. I often try to keep even these BIG weeks to a 2 pager but not this time. A fun time all around and well deserving of more space.

And then it was back home and back to the daily life here. This was a short trip that didn't feel rushed at all. It was all good until that last couple of hours that worked on our last nerves. Traffic hell. But again, that was only about 4-5 hours of an otherwise great week. Perspective!

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