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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Scrapbooking and Arundel People introducing our new blog about Arundel People...Today Allie Bond & Lula Mae

Good Morning
Arundel Eccentrics

We've just started our blog on Arundel People

Here's the link
and the first ever post.

Welcome to our very first post on Arundel People.

We are hoping to build up a picture of our lovely town, 
by introducing you to as many of the locals as we can.

Arundel, and anyone who lives here will tell you.
 It is an amazing place to be.

It's out there on its own.
It attracts artists, musicians, photographers and writers, 
 interesting shops, tourists and events.

It can take you an hour and a half to buy a carton of milk,
because of the friendly nature of the town. 
You can count maybe 15 people saying 
"Good Morning" on your way to the shops 
and another 15 on the way back.

Best to go the back way if you're in a hurry.

Like everywhere, marriages and relationships fall apart.
It 's magical but not THAT magical. Ha Ha

The only difference is from many places,
its such a lovely town, no-one wants to leave.
So everyone stays and learns to jog along, and sometimes, 
but not always, even become friends again.

We would like to introduce you, over the coming months
 to the people, the businesses, known and  not so well known,
 plus the quirky little corners of the town.

So if you have a business in Arundel you would like us to feature.
Or if you are one of our many interesting eccentrics
 and are willing to admit to being so.

Email us on

Allie Bond

It seemed only right to kick off,
with my  lovely, Arundel chum
Allie Bond.

We've been close friends since meeting at 
The Body Shop HQ
in Littlehampton many years ago.

Here is what Allie does

 "I first started scrapbooking over 8 years ago, 
when my dear mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. 

 Putting my parent’s photos and memories together was important, but the best part was talking to them about their lives and learning about the little things that would have been lost.

I love collecting and using a mish mash of various papers, postcards, 
envelopes for storing tickets/receipts and gathering them up to bind into  a journal.  

My fondness for textiles has come alive again during this process, using fabric scraps,
 and a bit of embroidery detail to decorate the covers.
2013 will be my fifth Gallery Trail.

I will be exhibiting from my workroom at home, and am looking forward to seeing old friends and new."


"Scrapbooking is a method of preserving memories, using photos and memorabilia, together with some journalling to tell the story.

Papers and embellishments, etc, are provided, together with the use of tools and equipment.

All you need to bring to this workshop are your photos (on a disc/memory stick or printed) and any relevant memorabilia.

One Day Workshop - Cost £35.00 per person   Click here for available dates


Workshops will take place in my workroom 
at my home in Arundel, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  

Hot and cold drinks, accompanied by cake

 and biscuits on tap, but please bring a spot of lunch.

A minimum of two, and a maximum

 of four people on weekdays,

 starting at 9.30am and ending at 4.30/5pm.

Please feel free to contact me by email

 if you require more detailed information,

 or any queries you may have.  
Workshops are held at . . . 
80 Maltravers St Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DS.

You can find out more of what Allie does at

Lula Maes

I sat in the window seat of Lula Maes yesterday with an old friend, 
sipping Earl Grey and watching the Arundel world go by.

I didn't really have time.
 I should have been down at our antiques warehouse  as we were busy.
It was just so comfortable and welcoming that we stayed and stayed.

Sally has made Lula Mae 
into very much more than a vintage inspired cafe.

They run workshops
and tea parties
& children's parties 
 & craft days.

They also do outside catering

You will find Lula Maes at 
13 High Street
BN18 9Ad

tel 01903  883495

Have a lovely Sunday.