Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday 22nd January

What a fun Sunday.

We start the day meeting Tom's school friend and head off to the the local swimming pool for some swimming practice.

We enjoy lunch before Tom plays on his Scalextric with his new cars Santa bought him for Christmas.

We head off to Pets at Home to buy Tom his first pet... 2 Goldfish. 
Tom is sooooo excited. He tells the shop assistant which colour fish he would like. We chat on the journey home what the fishes names will be.

After settling the fish into their new home and giving them a touch of food, Tom can't decide on the names. To give Tom some ideas we watch his new the Cars 2 movie that he has bought with his Christmas money. It was the first time I had watched it and its great. After all that still no ideas on the fish names.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Scrapbooking Day

On a dull and wet January day what else would you do but spend the day scrapbooking. I've managed to start 4 pages, with just a little bit of journalling left to complete. It's been fab and i've really enjoyed it. It always helps to discuss my layouts with liz, we chat loads and it helps to get my creative side flowing.

We have discussed starting Project 12 (one layout a month, as shown on & but we both have reservations. We are not sure on the new flexible layout. So after a quick chat and for our first January page we are going to try and give the 2010 January sketch a go. We like the sketches that have plenty of room for journalling.

I can't wait.
Thanks for a fun filled day Liz, and thanks to the boys for looking after the kids, we couldn't have done it without you! x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Walk Dovedale

15th January 2012

It was a cloudy day in Nottinghamshire so we set off for the derbyshire dales. By the time we arrived in at Dovedale luckily the cloud was starting to lift. The carpark was busy and alot of people had the same idea as us, but it was still great. Tom loved scrambling along the path by the river dove and crossing the stepping stones. We didn't walk far but it was great to get out into the freshair!!

We are hoping this will be the first walk of many this year.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

January 12th

Having a fab chat with dad through Skype. Its amazing to think he is the other side of the world. Its 8pm at home and 9am over there.

Tom finds it hard to believe that grandad is so far away and on a different timezone, yet he can see him on the webcam.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

12x12 Sketch Challenge

My sister-in-law send me a link to the Jillibean Sketch Contest for December 2011.
I'm new to creating ideas for sketches, but have loved thinking about this and creating my page.

I had recently purchased some Bo Bunny Crazy Love12x12 paper. I used Crazy Love & Fudge & Flowers along with White and Pink Brazil Card Stock. The Buttons were from my mums sewing collection. I used my own embroidery thread.

This was the original sketch

And a picture of me scrapping.

Thanks for sending me the original link Liz, I'm looking forward to a fun year of scrapping and sharing ideas. x

December - 31st

Happy New Year to everyone.
We went to our friends Pam's house and have a lovely new year's evening and dinner. x x x