Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Birthday layout

This is a post I wrote about 6 weeks ago and forgot to post, so it is a good one to fill the gap!

I do hope that you are not offended! Penny made Hugh a rather rude birthday cake last year! And of course I had to scrapbook it!

The hearts along the bottom came about because I tipped them all out of the bag of ephemera and was looking for some in yellow and red. I spread them along the bottom of the layout to look at the colours and decided I actually quite liked them there and so stuck them down!
This was another layout made at my scrapbooking evening. I did do a couple during my week off, but things got a bit hectic over that week, so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked! Oh well, that's life!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Me on Monday

Hello! And hello to Sian, whose idea it is to do a quick post on a Monday summing up your weekend!

So, my weekend has been spent visiting the chiropractor with Penny getting her toe redressed, walking to town in the sunshine, harvesting our apples, scrapbooking, changing beds, ironing, clothes shopping with Hugh, ordering a new compact camera as my trusty Canon has given up the ghost and, most excitingly, booking a short break to Florence in December type of weekend!

Today it’s a back to work, but wearing new shoes sort of day.

This week I am looking forward to Penny working with me tomorrow and Wednesday morning, Ben coming home for the weekend, more planning for Florence with Hugh, a college reunion on Saturday and seeing my sister and her family.

What are you up to this week?

Friday, 26 September 2014

2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt Round Up

As a family we have had such fun completing the hunt this year. Last year was my first time and towards the end Ben and Penny started to get involved. This year they have been involved from the start and with Hugh helping too we managed to get all 21 of the 'finds' without having to resort to the substitutes.

You can see all my finds by clicking on the tab at the top of my page labelled 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, or by clicking here

But, if you would like a quick look here they are in collage form, with my 3 favourites at the end and the reasons they are my favourites.

And these are my three fave:
Because Ben remembered when he was in the States on business and got someone to take this and then emailed it to me.
Because Penny remembered and took this one especially for me when she was on holiday in Canada.
Because it reminds me of the best birthday outing with my family that I can ever remember having.

So thank you Rinda for making this such a fun hunt. I hope you do,another one next year! Do hop on over to Rinda's blog to see how she interpreted all the subjects and to find links to other scavengers! 

Monday, 22 September 2014

I'm almost back ...

Firstly, thank you all for your lovely kind words on the passing of my Father-in-law. The funeral was a beautiful, peaceful affair, in his local Church literally just up the driveway and he has been buried in the graveyard overlooking their house where he has lived for over 50 years, so he is still at home in a way.
I will get back into the regular blogging mood again soon, I am sure. I intend to do a post later in the week to link up with Rinda and her Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt and hope to get back to my ‘Me on Monday’ posts in the next couple of weeks.
I’ve done a little bit of scrapbooking over the past couple of weeks. It is strange – when I am really stressed I find that scrapbooking helps me to relax, but when I am really sad I can’t concentrate on what I am doing. I made two layouts and they are ok, but not how I would usually scrap. I will share one here so that this post is a bit more interesting!

Tomorrow night I have Wendy and Sue coming round to scrap – I will probably do my monthly Project Life for August as I haven’t done it yet and it doesn’t take too much brain power. I really want to get back into my scrapping as I had a beautiful kit from Noel Mignon delivered last month and haven’t touched any of it yet and before I know it the September kit will be arriving. Anyway, I feel like I am rambling a bit here, so I will stop for now and hopefully be back with some more coherent posts shortly.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Rest in peace

Father-in-law when he was Chairman of Caradon District Council
 in 1994
Today we lay to rest Benjamin Emile de St.Paer-Gotch, age 91. He was a wonderful husband to Jean, father to Hugh and Carrie, father-in-law to me and John and Grandpa to Ben, Penny and Lucy. He will be greatly missed. 
And how I will always remember him, sitting in his armchair by the fire, feet up on the stool with Mum and the dog keeping him company. This photo was taken on his 90th birthday, two years ago.