November highlights (art journal and video)

November is always a busy month around here. It is flanked by birthdays, visits and celebrations, and there is usually a whole lot of Christmas and new year preparation going on in between. This year seemed crazier than most since a certain someone celebrated a milestone birthday. I’m still trying to catch my breath. For […]

July highlights

These highlight pages have quickly become some of my art journal favourites. I love being able to see at a glance what we have been up to during a particular month. I make them as simple as possible on purpose so that I am more inclined to make them, and let the words and doodles […]

Unexpected bloggy break

Hello my lovelies, Just to let you know I’m taking a week or so off due to Alan’s dad passing away tonight. I want to be with Alan at this difficult time. xx

A solid foundation

Our first Christmas, in Ireland, 1991 Did you know that Alan and I did most of our early courting through letters? Oh yes, my friends, letters. Remember those things? We met two days before I was due to go back to Sweden after having worked in London over the summer. I was 19, naive and […]


Aoife about 12 days old. Alan and I look dazed and exhausted!  I have always wanted to be a mother. Growing up, I allowed myself to feel inferior to others because I didn’t have high-flying ambitions to be this or that high earning job title. My ambition was to be a full-time mother.  It was what […]