Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2013: Round-up #4

I was able to box off almost all of the remainder of my list while in Florida.
#1: open air market found in the lovely town of Celebration.
 #5: sunset found outside the front door of our villa.
#11: animal found in zoo/aquarium/nature reserve.  I was spoilt for choice after visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom, Sea World and Busch Gardens.
I went with the killer whales from the Shamu show at Sea World.
#12: cloud in the shape of something gave me so much trouble!  I'd take a snap of a cloud and then check with The Brainy One or my sister to see if they saw the same thing as me.  They invariably said no.
So, what do you see?  A baby laying on a pillow?
#16: a windmill was found in It's a Small World at Disney's Magic Kingdom (The Brainy One described that ride as a vision of hell!).  I wasn't expecting to see Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
#4: airplane was the 747 Jumbo that brought us home from Orlando.
#17: candles were found in my home.  We were given these candlesticks as a wedding present almost eight years ago.  They are the original candles.
And that's it.
All 21 items found and photographed.
See here if you'd like to see the earlier round-ups. Rinda has a linky up on her blog today so that you can share your progress with her and other Scavengers. Find it here.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Scrapbook Saturday

This week saw the start of Ali's new class, Hello Story, at BPC and I was super impressed with week one's handout, which focused on story structure and the use of timelines.
One idea was to showcase a selection of related photos, such as holiday photos, in a circular timeline format. If I'm honest, I've probably made my pizza slices too big for a 12x12 page, but I'm happy with the overall finished look.  I realised that very few photos from my RAF days survive and of those that do, none have been scrapped.  That is something to rectify, as looking at the photos I do have brings back a million or more memories.  And it's all about the story.
Another suggestion was to create a timeline that ran across two pages.  I used a selection of photos from The Boy Child's last term in Year One.  (The classroom shots were taken professionally and are also candidates for inclusion in the new school prospectus.)
The washi tape and thread along the top of the white card also help to bring the two pages together.  I made the stars by covering white card with washi tape and then used a large star punch.
This last page was a spot of here-and-now scrapbooking.  Another page for our Family History album.
What have you been creating this week?

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Family Likeness

The Brainy One likes to think that The Boy Child looks most like his side of the family.
I know different.
 ~ my nephew in 2008 ~
~ The Boy Child in 2013 ~
Two peas in a pod.
I rest my case.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A Boastful Moment

I'm about to have a boastful moment.
The Boy Child won the Outstanding Progress prize for Year One. Camera shake unavoidable, as Mummy was trying not to cry.
That is all.

Summer Holidays Are Here

Speech Day ~ 2pm today.
The last time The Boy Child will be in Year 1.
Year 2 in September?
Bring it on.
He's ready.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Hello Monday

Hello summer!
Hello to one week until our holiday.
Hello to talking about Wimbledon at the school gates.
Hello to last coffee get together of the school year.
Hello to two full days left in school.
Hello to the paddling pool in the garden.
Hello to The Brainy One being abroad most of the week.
Hello to Speech Day on Wednesday.
Hello to supper out on Wednesday with The Boy Child and three of his friends.
Hello to double-checking our dog sitter/house sitter is still coming when they are supposed to.

How does your week look?

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Summer in the City

Don't look now, but I think summer may have arrived ...
On Saturday, armed with a picnic, sunscreen and hats, we headed in to the City of London for their Sculpture in the City exhibition.
Eight pieces, all within shouting distance of each other.
 ~ Love by Robert Indiana ~
 ~ The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Jake and Dinos Chapman ~
~ More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything by Ryan Gardner ~
 ~ Twenty Four Hour Flag by Richard Wentworth ~
(Tricky to find, this one, until we looked up.)
~ Bench by Keith Coventry ~
~ And The Boy Child trying it out for size ~
 ~ Parallel Field by Anthony Gormley ~
 ~ String Quartet by Shirazeh Houshiary ~
~ One Through Zero by Robert Indiana ~
 ~ The Boy Child with his favourite number ~
~ The Boy Child reminding us he is six ~ 
I'm not really one for modern art; I like art to have a point.  That said, I enjoyed looking for and looking at these pieces.  If I have a favourite, it would be String Quartet.
What are your thoughts on modern art?

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Giving a Jot

My lovely pal Sian is involved in a new free online magazine called Jot.  Jot is a brand new, online, free magazine for the modern memory keeper and it has just been launched  by the talented Kim Archer and her team.  It's a pretty cool publication and you'll find Sian's input somewhere around page 45ish, if I remember correctly.
Part of her piece was to issue a challenge: What to Scrapbook when there's Nothing to Scrapbook and she listed 30 suggestions.  When I saw #25: Do you believe in ghosts?  Ever think you have seen one? I was reminded of an incident some twenty odd years ago ...
Do you believe in ghosts?  I do.  Not long after Nana died, I was home on leave from Germany and went in to the back bedroom in Mill Bank Road.  Near the window was Nana's pink-painted-with-a-black-cushion rattan chair and from the corner of my eye, I saw someone/thing rise and disappear.  As I turned to look, the room was filled with the scent of Nana's perfume.  (Years later I learned that she had worn Chanel No. 5.) Slightly unnerved, I hot-footed it to the kitchen and told mum what had happened.  She looked me straight in the eye and said, "There's no need to be frightened.  You know that Nana wouldn't hurt you."
So, yes, I do believe in ghosts.   
There you have it.  A page using a photo of me with my paternal grandparents, circa 1973 coupled with a story about me and paternal grandmother, circa 1990.  And without Sian's list, I never would have thought to put the two together.
Today's scrapbook lesson: think outside the box.

Have you been over to read Jot yet?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Quid Pro Quo

I am in school tomorrow photographing the children.
I received payment in the form of a photo of The Boy Child.
It was taken last week by a professional photographer and is a candidate for inclusion in the new school prospectus.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hello Monday

Hello to a super quiet week.  Yes, really.
Hello, July.
Hello to the last full week in school.
Hello to Bag 2 School.  Such a great way to raise funds for the PTA.
Hello to last-minute shopping for our holiday.  Sunscreen by the bucket and essentials to make up a holiday first aid kit.
Hello to an overdue haircut.
Hello to the second week of Wimbledon and two Brits still standing.

How does your week look?
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