Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Scavenger Hunt Finale

The Scavenger Hunt finishes this weekend so here are my final photos.

12. A cloud in the shape of something - after spending all summer looking at the clouds and not coming up with much, I have given in a bit and think this looks a bit like a rocket.

16. A windmill - this little windmill is on a thermometer that we brought back from our trip to Amsterdam.

4. An airplane - cheating a bit but took this photo of a book on how to make paper airplanes.

Bonus - a Sundial
 15. A police car

21. And finally - a photo of myself with a craft tool - my Big Shot

I am really pleased this year as I have managed to get all 21 items and the two bonus items. Roll on next year.

Thanks to Rinda for hosting this again this summer, it has been great fun!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A Birthday Celebration

At the weekend it was someone's special birthday - Gordon was ... can you guess! We had the family round for a meal on the Saturday, which was lovely. Some photos from the day.

I'm sure you've guessed by now - he was 50. The bonsai tree is a family joke as several years ago he got given a present of a bonsai (by someone who shall remain nameless!) and it was almost dead before he got it, and didn't last long, so we got him another one to see how long this one lasts.

As part of his birthday we are going away at the end of this week for a couple of nights to Durham.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Gone Girl

This was the second book I had to read over the summer for my Book Group. There has been a lot of hype about this book, but for me it did not meet its expectations. Nick's wife Amy disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary and what follows is a tale of deception, cheating and lies. I like neither of the main character and for me the ending was disappointing. This book would not encourage me to read any others by Gillian Flynn.

Have you read this one and what did you think of it?

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Little Details

Its Thursday so it must be time for Little Details again with Carolyn. This week I wanted to share a photo I too at the zoo of some antlers.

Why not pop over to Carolyn's blog and see some more Little Details.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Learn Something New Week 1

I decided to be sensible and realistic - there was no way I was going to blog something new for every day for the whole month, so I decided to do a post once a week about some things I learned that week. This post was supposed to be done yesterday but ...

The first thing I learned this week I don't have a photo for - but I really need to get myself organised again - with up to date diary system and a to do list, and also to actually programme time into the week for crafting and not feel bad about it.

It was sunny again this past week, (well some days), so I went along to St Andrew Square for my lunch, which is where I took this photo. I learned that it is good to be able to get out and to sit in a nice place with flowers.

I reminded myself that I am lucky to have a job when so many don't. It might not the job I would like or that challenges me very much, but it is a job. So a photo of my desk.

This plant used to live in the study at home but just grew and grew until it got too big, so I have taken it into the office where it is thriving. The lesson - sometimes you have to move things or let them go to enable them to survive and grow.

These next two photos are along similar lines - we took John back to St Andrews for his second year at University. This year he is sharing a house with 3 other blokes. So the next step for him on his road through life. And me - well I didn't actually cry this year when we left him, but it still feels a bit strange leaving him, but I am more sure he will cope this year, after all he managed last year!

 This next photo was a lovely surprise - some lovely bits and pieces through the mail from Bernice. Just what I need to inspire me to get crafting again on my 12 months in view, now that we are in Autumn. Thanks Bernice.

This last one is a lovely prayer that I received as part of the Prayer Swap at HeArt and Soul forum. It is now hanging up on my pin board. It is good to have online friends.

So that's a few of the things I have learned this past week - have you learned anything you would like to share?
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