Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October catch up

quite a good month for me with several nice things happening.
Saturday 5th October
A visit to Steam (the railway museum) for a Lego exhibition with Neil & Rufus some really fantastic models. The enthusiasts spend hours and hours building them, nothing is permanent as nothing is glued together.

Rufus was in one of his fancy dress outfits, and although I thought he was being Dracula apparently he was a superhero Batman because he had a bat on his cape, makes perfect sense doesn't it
Dare to be different

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th I was in Birmingham for the Green Button Scrapping retreat. It is great to meet up with friends that I chat to on line but only meet once a year.

I wasn't too well, I'd caught Rufus's cold but still managed to have a good productive weekend, completing 7 pages
Ali Baba Thief of Hearts
Tumble Tot
Love makes Life worth Living
So Grandioso
Butterfly Banquet
Deja Vu
I was determined to get this page done of the second scan picture of Grandson No.4 before he made his appearance.
Hello Little One

Saturday 19th Elijah (aka Eli) made his entrance into our world
Eli Precious little one

I now have so many lovely photo to use and really am itching to get on with them. I also have more photos of my other grandsons Daniel & Ben to make into pages where oh where do I start?

Today I am grateful for the safe delivery of Eli
for being able to see him, Rufus and my Son & Daughter in Law often (living in the same town makes that possible)
for a free day today (Wednesday) to take things at a slower pace.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Learn something new every day

I am chuffed that I managed to complete the month all pages done and in the album which is looking good (well I think so anyway)

the last few pages
Thursday and of course I'm tired in the afternoon, I eventually gave way to the temptation to just snooze in my chair
26th Inviting

Friday I had lunch in town to save cooking in the evening. This made me smile
27th Smile

Saturday I have at long last started preparing for the Green button Retreat not long to go it starts on the 11th looking forward to a good weekend, just hoping the grandson number 4 doesn't choose that time to make his appearance.
28th Preparation

Sunday, it was good to have a relaxing day. I usually love being in company on a Sunday but as I haven't been at home for Sunday Lunch for 3 weeks this week I really enjoyed the pleasure of being able to shut myself away, scrap and watch TV and generally relax and be myself, by myself.
29th A Relaxing Sunday

Monday 30th and last day of the challenge.
 30th Evening Meal

It's been a great month for me to be able to scrap so many pages and also to scrap most days. I had one space left in my album so I decided it would be nice to add a final page as a backdrop to the month
last page

Thank you Shimelle for the enjoyment this challenge brings each year
thank you for all of you who have shared your pages
and I hope to see you all again next year and perhaps in December when we do Journal your Christmas

and as a final footnote I noticed that in 2011 I didn't put in a final page so I've rectified that with this page it is a digital page so that it matches in with all the rest for the year

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye