Blink, And It’s 2020 [+ RA Pocket Shrine 211/?]

The last day of the year always deserves a post. Rather than getting all self-referential with a “best of 2019” post *yawn*, I decided to end the year with a RAPS. Because that is something that I look back on in 2019 with pleasure – my renewed crafting and rapsing mojo. And when the final…

#FlatRichie’s Christmas 2019

In case you have been wondering – Flat Richie spent a lovely Christmas back on home soil. British soil, that is. So he has crossed the Atlantic for the very last time. At least on this, first journey. He is on his last few stops now, with only three more hosts before he returns to…

Armitage Weekly Round-up 2019/46

Hello and greetings from the make-shift sickbay. In case you noticed my conspicuous silence here and there – after the last word on Friday from the coughy house, I completely folded in on myself on Saturday. I’m still feeling a bit woozy and have a stuffy nose, but it was just so boring in bed,…

Greetings from Between the Years

Three days without posting seems like such a long time nowadays 😉. How is everybody? Did you all have a good time over the Christmas days? I have just taken my mum to the airport again. She only had a short visit here this year, but I think she came for the best days. Because…

A Very Merry Christmas to You All

We are nearly there. All the shopping is done, the tree is up and decorated. There is the church service in the afternoon, then the traditional sausage and sauerkraut for dinner – and then it is unwrapping time. At the beginning of December I wondered whether I was going to be able to go through…

Waiting

The big quiet has already started. Although not when I look out of my window. The square in front of my house is completely parked up. Last Christmas shopping, I imagine. The fourth candle on the advent wreath has been lit, and the holidays are there. I am waiting. For my mother’s arrival late this…

#RAnetRescue – Step by Step We Are Getting There

It’s a horrible wet day here today. Definitely not the best day to set out and choose a Christmas tree today. It’s slightly fraught, anyway, because I always insist on doing Christmas the German way. While in Ireland the Christmas trees are set up at the beginning of December, I follow the old tradition of…

#FlatRichie On The Way

Now, quick official announcement that Zee has posted her Flat Richie update. He actually spent a whole holiday with her 😉. Hop over to her blog – she has a big long post with lots of pictures and she discloses what she took from the ‘box of love’! So, who’s next???? I’ll only say that…

OT: How I Fared at the Fair

First of all: A massive thank you to all of you who did me the favour of following me on Instagram for my crafts account Scissors and Smiles. I only opened it yesterday but now that I have it, I intend to keep it going with pictures of the stuff I make – and some…