Friday, January 30, 2015

First day of Secondary School

How many of us remember our first day at secondary school. I remember it well.....I can recall what I worn, who I was with, what we had to do. It was......

8.15am,  I stepped out of the house in my new school uniform armed with my new oversized school bag to meet with two school friends. 

Growing up in West London meant we had a choice of secondary school. We lived within a short walking distance of four secondary schools, so we didn't all get into the school of choice and we only moved onto secondary school with a handful of friends from primary school.

We entered the large school hall together... sat in a chair (no more school floor) and waited. We each waited to hear our name. All three of us were called out - we were lucky to have been put into the same form class together.  It was a big thing then and is still a big thing now. 

Luckily nowadays (at least in our village) they try to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible so they know before they start secondary school who they will share a form class with.  It lessoned the worry for him and I'm sure this would have lessoned the worry for me way back when. 

This is him on his first day of secondary school.  September 2013. This year he will enter year 9 - or year 3 as it would have been for some of us. 

    Carrying on from my previous post I wanted to stay with the strong darker background colour. 
    It's the first time I've used textured paste and the effect is fabulous. It so easy to use and gives your   
    layout a little dimension. I'll be using it again soon.  

   Care to share your first day at secondary school? 

  Although my memories of my first day are still quite vivid I do wish I had a photo of the oversized 
  schoolbag  to share.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

...just because

Sleep deprivation by coughing is the kind of week it's been here. Thankfully the doctor gave him  antibiotics, which is a relief!! A relief for him..... and a huge relief for me. 
 In this cold and cough season a few handmade notelets may come in handy and brighten up someones day, don't you think? I've made these for a class so I really hope they like them. 
I do love the simplicity. 

I am wishing you all a good week ahead. Free from coughs and colds x 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

12in15 Challenge

Yay....after four months I've made a layout. I knew it had been a while I just didn't realise how long.

It feels good.

The work on the house meant I packed everything away and when it all came out again I was busy getting things ready for Christmas. So with the start of a new year, I bought a few new bits, as you do, I always find it gets me back into the swing of things.

Armed with a new circle stencil I pulled together some supplies and joined in with Nina Christenen's 12in15 challenge. I think it's Nina's inspiring challenge video that make me want have to join in.

Marsalis was the colour challenge. A deep red/wine colour. My go to 12x12 background colour has been white for a while now so it made a change to use a darker background. I think i'll have to make a point to use a coloured background for my next layout too. 

To lighten the layout I used a white mist with Jennifer's circle stencil. I have a few stencils from her Happy Scatter Shop now and love using them. Great quality, fantastic designs....we need more Jennifer :) 

Thank you for stopping by - enjoy your week ahead.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you all for taking the time to leave lovely comments on my blog this past year. There was very little activity here at the end of the year - so now I am armed with a new workspace and a new laptop I intend to get back into the swing of things.

Here's to 2015 .... from us all.

#2014 year of the Selfie Stick :)

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