Papery Peep – March

This year I’ve set myself a reading target of one book a month and so far I’m managing to stay on track with this. This month’s #BringBackPaper papery challenge from The Reading Residence was a book swap and it was lovely to receive a surprise book in the post as part of this. The book I received is ‘The Last September’ by Elizabeth Bowen which is one I’ve never read and it’s next on my reading list so I’m looking forward to reading it.

Papery Peep (March) - Little Hearts, Big Love


I received a copy of ‘The Edge of Dark’ by Pamela Hartshorne to read and review – it’s a timeslip story with a dual narrative about two women born more than four hundred years apart whose lives become interwoven through their experiences at Holmwood House, an Elizabeth mansion. I love historical fiction and this was a book I really enjoyed.



Most of my writing this month has been in my 40acts journal – keeping track of my progress through this year’s Lent generosity challenge. I’ve also been getting back into the habit of making lots of lists to help me keep track of everything.



I made a family tree picture for my mum’s birthday earlier this month which she absolutely loved as it means she finally has a picture showing all her children and grandchildren together.

Papery Peep (March) - Little Hearts, Big Love

Jessica has been enjoying lots of papery craft activities this month – painting, making a paper plate aquarium, lots of different cards and a paper flower bouquet for Grandma for Mother’s Day.

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What papery activities have you been enjoying this month?

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28 thoughts on “Papery Peep – March

  1. Love the family tree. What a lovely big family you have! Am always jealous of big families as mine Is teeny tiny! Xx

  2. I’m really impressed! And envious too! I’m so behind and have not done anything “papery” this March. So behind in my reading, haven’t done any writing, just a bit distracted I guess. Hopefully I’ll be better next month 😉 #bringbackpaper.

  3. Not sure what happened to my comment, so I’m doing this again. In case the other comment, shows up. Please feel free to delete. Anyway like I said, I’m really impressed and envious! I’m so behind with my #bringbackpaper and haven’t done anything at all this month. Just a bit distracted I guess. Hopefully next month will be better 🙂 x

  4. Oh, that family tree looks fab, what a lovely and thoughtful idea. Glad the book swap’s been good to you, too, still awaiting mine eagerly! The girls’ art looks great, too, lots of paper! Thanks for joining in and sharing with #PaperyPeep x

  5. Hi Louise, I love the family tree showing a picture of everyone’s face. I bet your Mum loved it. I promised myself that I would read more this year too and so far, so good.

  6. What a great family tree 🙂
    I veer between trying to set myself reading goals and then thinking maybe I should ignore them because then they feel like a pressure. I think that might be because now I have 2 small children my reading time has seriously diminished.

    1. Thank you – I thought 1 book a month might be manageable and would help encourage me to read more but it is hard to find the time sometimes.

  7. The Edge of Dark sounds like my kind of book. I shall definitely be looking that up.
    What a lovely picture of all your family and there’s so many of you! 🙂

  8. First of all- yes to bringing back paper. A book is not a book if it is on kindle!! Grr
    Anyway, I don’t know how you manage to fit in reading- I struggle to read a magazine!!! You are like wonder woman! x

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