Oof. We’re getting to that part of the year when routines slip and things get a little out of whack. All my cleverly established organisational systems and routines have been challenged by unexpected illness, changes of plan, and shifts in priorities.

In spite on needing to rejig a bunch of things, and let some projects rest, I’m pressing on with my Pocket Pages memory keeping. This is a project that matters to me, and that has ongoing value for my family. Arty so often asks to look through a scrapbook, and seeing him engage with our family memories just makes me so glad that I’m going to the trouble of filing them carefully away or him.

Here’s what May looks like in the album:

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May’s a short little section in the end. Partly because I was in hospital for large chunks of it, and partly because one of the main events of the month was recorded in a mini book instead.

I’m aiming to get June into the album in the next week, so stand by for further peeks at what we’ve been up to and how I’ve been recording it.


I used: Bits and pieces from ‘tough’ and ‘read’ story kits || Glitter chipboard heart from The Freckled Fawn || ‘Backyard BBQ’ journal cards, and ‘Summer’ word art from Paislee Press || ‘Sunset Beach’ note flags from Pretty Little Studio || Krusiduller gift tags from Ikea || Ali Edwards alpha stickers in ‘Cannon Beach’ and ‘St Helens’