Winnie the Pooh.

To be such a little bear, Winnie the Pooh packs a lot of fun and wisdom. Do you have a favorite character, book or passage? Share it with us in words or pictures. Feel free to use any medium you’d like, just don’t alter the work of others. When full, please return to Jenny Stafford, jfit.


When I’m sixty-four.

This Spring I shall stop being 64 and become 65, a few months later Mark will have his 64th birthday.
This journal is about hopes, ambitions, wishes, aspirations, and the perceptions of age. Please don’t take too long about making your entries, history is not on my side, the women in my family not having much life expectancy beyond my age, and Mark’s parents both also died early, although neither Mark nor I have any plan to lie down quietly and accept old age!
Please enjoy this journal. Use the pages as you wish, but leave the work of others unaltered please.
If the journal is sent promptly wherever requested there should be no problem with completing an entry and re-listing within two weeks.
If you find you can not do so please re-list, email me and I will arrange to return it to you point-free at a later date.
If it needs repair or extra pages added, contact me and send it back to me. I can rebind and add or repair as necessary. When it returns to me I will scan and upload images to the journal site, for all to see.

-Gill (tennantfamily)



Beachcombing is so much fun! I’m such a beach bum – every time I go, I pick up a bag full of shells, stones and whatever other beach goodies I can find. Sometimes they’re whole and sometimes in pieces, but always beautiful! Share your beachcombing stories, favorite finds or good picking spots in this pretty shell calendar book! You can use any medium you’d like, just don’t alter the work of others. I’d also like the color pictures in the middle of the book to remain as they are. When full, please return to Jenny Stafford, jfit!


August – August for the people.

August is the eighth of a set of journals I am creating to celebrate the months of the year. These will be released month by month.
They are for anything to do with the month: why you like or dislike it, what it means to you, poems, books, artwork, music, songs, photographs, stories:- whatever you are inspired to do.
Put your entry wherever seems appropriate.
Don’t alter anyone else’s work.
Keep for no more than two weeks.
Relist promptly.
Be willing to send anywhere it is requested.
When the journal is complete please reserve it for me and I will mooch it back. If pages start to come loose let me know please, and I can mooch it back and remake the book and repair as necessary.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

This journal appears to be stalled or lost.


Friends and photos.

This journal is all about friendship. It’s a small photo album with two sleeves on each page. One sleeve is for a photo and the other sleeve is for your story! Feel free to add any friend photo you’d like. Have fun, but don’t alter the entries of others. When full, please return to Jenny Stafford, jfit.

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow. 


Dusk, sunset, gloaming.

This journal celebrates all aspects of sundown. It follows on from the first journal: “Dawn, daybreak, sunrise” and the second “Day: morning, mid-day, afternoon”. Poetry, prose, art work, photos, stories, memories, facts…
Please make your entry wherever you please, and in whatever form you like.
Please read my journaling guidelines in my bio, and be willing to comply with them.
Make your entry within two weeks,
Re-list and re-send promptly, where-ever it is requested.
Notify me so I can mooch it back if it is completed, needs repairs or needs extra pages added.
I try to keep my journals light for economic posting, and can rebind with extra pages and binders as needed.
I add the weight to my condition notes, so if you think you can’t afford to resend it you know before requesting. This will need altering as extra material is added, please!


-Gill (tennantfamily)


Mr. Men

This Mr. Men journal is created using an old Mr. Men Notebook, with illustrations on many pages by the Hargreaves. Please add your entries around the illustrations, and when it is full return it to Bella U.K. (id brella) for her and her daughter Maisie, who journal together.
Please keep the journal moving so that it returns to her completed before she has left school and started earning her living! 😉 Happy journaling.
This journal has been returned to brella when her daughter became seriously ill.


Illustrated Nursery Rhymes.

This journal is for collecting nursery rhymes, and illustrations for them if possible. I am not much of an artist, so I have used a photo and stock pictures as illustrations, but whether you draw, paint, collage from magazine illustrations or use photos, it is nice if possible to illustrate your contribution(s). In case this is impossible I have included one or two illustrations of rhymes, scattered through the pages, which you could use.
Please keep to my journaling guidelines so that the journals circulate and do not get stuck for months due to people forgetting to relist, or delaying posting. If one keeps to 6 weeks from receiving the journal to sending out (plus any dead time in one’s inventory) it should reach half a dozen or more people each year – hardly rocket-speed!
When complete, or new pages or repairs are needed, please mail me and I will mooch it back. I can add pages and rebind as necessary. I shall also upload the entries to the journal site. Always relist so that the journal is trackable. If you want it to go point-free, return points rather than break the listing chain.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow. 


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

I have lots of photos that I enjoy. This journal is a small photo album with clear pages in which to slide photos. Take a picture, use one you have or draw your own to share and tell us about it!!! I used the back of the photo for my words and I’d like to keep it one sleeve per person since there aren’t that many (but that’s kinda two pages since you have front and back!). Please don’t alter the work of others! When full, please let me know and I’ll mooch it back – Jenny Stafford, jfit. Have fun!!

Unfortunately this journal has been kept by an inactive moocher and all attempts to recover it so far have failed.



Wikipedia says:”The word wordsmith may refer to:

“Another word for writer”

WordSmith, a collection of corpus linguistics tools

“Wordsmith (TV series), an instructional television series

“, a linguistics website founded by Anu Garg”

but I have used the word in the sense my OED uses the word “word-painter” as a writer who describes something so vividly in words that a picture is painted in the imagination of the reader.
This journal is for your favourite examples of worsmiths or wordpainters – those poets, novelists and other writers who have a special facility with words. Beyond a few examples in my introductory page I shall leave the choices open to journalers to add their own favourite wordsmith, and add pictures, quotations and details as each moocher sees fit.
Please do not alter the work of other moochers, please add your name, BM id and date of entry, and PLEASE relist and resend promptly and keep the journal circulating. I am saddened by the selfishness of a few journalers in retaining, delaying or losing the journals that belong to others, and heartened by the numbers of responsible, talented, generous journalers who add to the diversity of the journaling experience. Please see my journalling guidelines in my bio in red, with a list (hopefully up-to-date) of the journals I have created and released into the wild!

-Mark T. (tennantfamily)