Happy Christmas, Nonetheless

The bread for breakfast tomorrow morning is proofing. A Christmassy gingerbread dessert for dinner tonight is cooling in the fridge. The gifts for my favourite supermarket employees have been handed over. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. In many ways, the run up to Christmas 2020 has been much less stressful than usual.…

A Whole Week of Fun! #2020DecemberFundRAiser

Mark your calendars, here comes the official announcement! Following suggestions, requests and demand, there will be a December Fundraiser to brighten up the dark winter month. See it as a fun Christmas countdown that will start at the beginning of the month: We are going to kick off the fundraiser with a number of 3-day…

Halloween RAPS Raffle Results

Hot… hot… hot… off the press We’ve got two winners for the two 2020 Halloween RAPSes. Randompicker has spoken, and The Great Bite (right) will go to Helen, while the Mini Boo goes to Ilaria. Congratulations, ladies. (I think I still have your addresses, so you can expect a package, soon :-)) As always –…

Hello Again, So Nice To See You! #RABlogReunion

When Nat tweeted at the beginning of May and suggested a RA blog reunion to find out what people had been up to, I initially did not think the call for the blogging event was addressed at me but at all those bloggers who I remember from my early days in the fandom and many…

Service Sunday

Hello everybody. First of all many thanks for sharing your tips regarding hand care. It really helped me to find a solution for my current skin problem. Keeping your advice in mind, I dug out a mega tub of medicinal skin cream my hubster had been prescribed last year for a persistent dry patch on…

Re. Happy Mail

A quick shot here because I just had some really important feedback. As much as a little cheering up by post is a nice gesture, our Italian friends do point out that a) postal services are delayed, and b) they are also over-worked because of food delivery etc. That’s a consideration I had not taken…

A Closer Look at #FlatRichie

Hello world! Rather than posting challenge answers in written format every day, I am trying my best to create some variety and switching up content here on the blog. Today I am going “movie”. As promised, I have taken a closer look at the Flat Richie log book with all its beautiful pages. Follow along…

#FlatRichie Has Returned

I broke my Lent resolution the day before yesterday because the news were simply too big: Flat Richie had arrived back at my house, and I needed to inform Twitter about that. I had all the best intentions of diving into the package right away and share the big unwrap with you. But in the…

RAnet Has Relaunched

Our new baby is here! From my first tentative and spontaneous question to Ali re. rescuing the site (1 November), via the hand-over (25 November) and the developers starting work after our fundraiser in early December, Richardarmitagenet soft-launched in early January. Looking back, I am amazed how fast it all went – three months from…

What a Donation!

A big thank you to Storm Ciara! After quite an odyssey, I received two packages yesterday that had been travelling for far too long. One was happy mail for my own pleasure, containing lots of bits and pieces for crafting with gorgeous Tim Holtz ephemera and super cute charms and stickers. My hoarder instincts are…