Life and Outings, Memory Keeping

Week 35

Where does the time go? I’m a couple of weeks behind, again, but that’s ok. Week 35, what can I say about this week.. this is one of these weeks where all looks good on ‘paper’. I have pretty photos, I went to pretty places, if you follow me on sites like Instagram then it looks like my week was just rosy. But it wasn’t.

We are having issues with a neighbour and what this week’s layout doesn’t show is my crepe myrtle snapped off at ground level, the eggs running down the windows that I arrived home to after a lovely day at the Rhododendron Gardens, the foul mouthed abuse that’s been hurled at us. As a result I wasn’t really enthusiastic about this week, or the weeks to follow which I’m also yet to complete because I’ve been too busy finding things to do that involve me being away from the house. Things fortunately seem to have settled now and hopefully they stay that way as I have a tonne of Christmas sewing to start, and I’m already thinking about December Daily. (oh who am I kidding, I’m already buying things for DD!)

I kept this week simple using homemade cards and labels. The cards will be available on here shortly, I want to add a couple of 3×4’s to the collection first.


I tried to just ‘let go’ and write however I felt like without stressing about my imperfect handwriting. I think adding the wonky lines helps make it look more intentional.


There really isn’t a lot to say… if you look closely you’ll see the Highlights card says ‘turn over for the lowlights.’ I felt that I needed to journal about what was happening to us, but it’s already taken up a lot of my mind and time, so I didn’t want to make it a ‘feature’ on my layout.

The real point of this post, is the illusion that can be created online, especially with people you don’t know in person. My close friends know that we’ve been having a rough time, that my anxiety is through the roof, but to the casual observer it looks like I live a life of lattes and flowers with a perfectly behaved toddler. Most people aren’t living the perfect lives they portray online, and I think it’s really important to remember that.

Until next time x


  1. Lauren

    September 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having issues with your neighbours, we too have disrespectful people living on both sides of us which causes me a lot of anxiety too :( I love PL as it lets me focus on the good in life and forget about these ppl who really shouldn’t matter in our lives. I hope you have a better week this week, I love this layout!

    1. ren

      September 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I’m sorry to hear you have a similar situation. It’s awful isn’t it.
      I took up PL for those exact reasons; focusing on the good of each week.
      Thank you :)

  2. Belinda

    September 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your neighbours. It’s awful to feel uncomfortable in your own home! I hope it gets sorted out soon. In the meantime, I do enjoy seeing your lattes, flower and toddler shots :)

    1. ren

      September 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Belinda! I thought it had finally died down but he’s thrown more eggs this week.. so childish and ridiculous, but stressful all the same.

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