Saturday, 24 September 2011


So yesterday I took my Mum to Bristol for the day. We were walking towards Cabot Circus when we found the street where the Council had allowed graffiti artists to tag the whole street.  It’s amazing and beautiful work.  I had to take pictures and make layout.

I used a template by Simply Yin and Echo Park Splash



Thursday, 22 September 2011

My kindle is broken

My kindle was working fine earlier but when I got home was screen had gone funny.
I called Amazon and its screwed. I talked them into letting me buy a new one at the store near me since I'm going on a four hour train ride tomorrow and they'll give me a full refund when I return the broken one (which they are picking up for free). Not bad customer service.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Proof that marriage can work.

Back in 1954 my grandfather Arthur married my grandmother Audrey in a joint wedding with his brother Eric and her sister Una. They are still all together today.

wedding 2

While going through my photos finishing up rating and putting them in digital storage binders I found a picture of both couples back in 2007.

Shimelle Lane had just brought out this weeks Starting Point I thought I’d have a go and this photo fitted perfectly.  So here is my layout.


Uses Shannon Tidwell’s Joyous collection from

Shanna xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


I’ve been reading a lot lately and still working on sorting through all my pictures for digital storage binders as per Finding Photo Freedom, (I’m almost finished with 2008).  So I haven’t scrapped as much as I would have liked.  But when I saw this weeks sketch from Sketch Support I knew I had to scrap it right away. Here is my interpretation.





Sunday, 11 September 2011

Grandparents Day.

Today in addition to being the 10th anniversary of 9/11 it is also Grandparents Day.

This is my paternal grandmother Monica.



When I was about five (over twenty years ago) I was at her house watching TV at her house when Bagpuss came on.


For some reason it clicked in my head that she looked like Bagpuss.

Ever since to my mum, sister and me she has been Nanny Bagpuss (she hates the name so we don’t call it to her face).



Saturday, 10 September 2011

10 on the tenth.

Ten books I have to re-read.


1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Pride and Prejudice

2. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1)


3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss


4. Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)


5. Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

6. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)


7. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)


8. Forgotten by Cat Patrick



9.  Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)


10. Burglar Bill by Janet and Allan Ablberg

Burglar Bill (Picture Puffin)



Saturday, 3 September 2011


I have this app Zebra Paint on my phone, it eats up my internet usage for the month but it is great at keeping my niece and nephew entertained.  Last Sunday morning it kept all the kids entertained while their mothers slept.



Based on the Sketch Support 1 page sketch for August.  Using Echo Park Country Drive.



Friday, 2 September 2011



Growing up I loved watching magic shows on TV.  I love watching Paul Daniels and David Copperfield.  More recently I’ve loved watching the Masked Magician specials revealing the secrets behind the tricks.

In the last couple of months in the UK they have been showing a show Penn & Teller: Fool Us where magicians attempt to fool Penn and Teller for a chance to go and perform at the show in Las Vegas.

On Saturday it was the last episode and one of the magician’s performing was Martin Daniels son of Paul Daniels performing a trick.  I loved it and it reminded me of why I love magic, even if I know how it’s done it is a great art form.


Here is the trick.







Thursday, 1 September 2011

Books I read in August

I finished the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)


Forgotten by Cat Patrick



As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)

Jekyll Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Jekel Loves Hyde

Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

Fallen Angel

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Fairy Bad Day

Heist Society series by Ally Carter

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)

Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)


Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo (Halo, #1)

Kissed By An Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel, #1)

Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Texas Gothic

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss


Across the Universe  by Beth Revis ( I didn’t actually finish this book)

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)


Remembrance by Michelle Maddow



Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles


Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3)


Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal


Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley

Crush Control


27 books this month.

Not bad.