Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
What’s a girl to do with a bag full of diamonds? Well, not exactly diamonds but Swarovski crystals. Let me explain – we bought our daughter a lovely Swarovski crystal necklace for her birthday last week. I ordered it online and they said they would be including a ‘thank you gift’. So when it arrived in the post, I found that the little extra gift was a small organza bag filled with coloured crystals.
Now you can well imagine that the sight of all this sparkly gorgeousness was a little overwhelming for a scrapper like me and I immediately imagined adding a little Swarovski ‘bling’ to each and every one of my scrapbook pages, past, present and future.
But if you look carefully, you will see that the crystals have a pointed bottom to them and so won’t sit flat on a page at all.
So my friends – do you have any suggestions as to what I can do with these gorgeous sparkles? I can’t wait to use them in some way but need inspiration!
Friday, 26 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
PS Good job we went this morning, as it is now 2pm and it's pouring down with rain. Gotta love British weather eh?!
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
There were a lot of cafes opening up for early morning coffees and teas and I saw this really pretty hand drawn sign
Monday, 15 August 2011
Desperate times call for desperate measures! I ought to explain ...
My son has just graduated from university with a degree in Politics. He is totally fascinated with the subject and wants to study in more depth, concentrating on African Politics. He's been accepted to study for a Masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies which is part of the University of London.
A site of 'political activity'?
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
So what's next? I think I will start on 'The Secret (Seasons of Grace Book 1). I have always had a bit of a fascination with the Amish community and this is the setting for this book. I don't know why it fascinates me but it does and I have high hopes for this book. I watched a documentary last year where four Amish teenagers were sent over to the UK to see how British teenagers live and it was so interesting. Their reactions were so different to what you may expect. I also like the fact that this is Book 1 - therefore if I enjoy it, the story doesn't end on the last page!
Update on home news. Phone call this morning to tell us to go to the hospital to say our goodbyes. That was 6 hours ago and Father in law is still fighting. Thankfully the children were able to see him while he was still awake and coherent as within an hour he was just in a very deep sleep which is how he is now. I have come home with them and left my husband with his mum while I prepare our spare room for her to come back here for the night. Proof indeed that the decision to cancel the holiday was the absolute right thing to do.