Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to my America readers.  Since I live in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but at work today I was listening to my iPod on random and this song came up. It’s seems to contain a lot of things to be thankful for.




Sunday, 20 November 2011

Breaking Dawn

So in the past two days I have seen Breaking Dawn Part I twice (once with my mum and sister and once with some of the girls from work.

It was great although spoiler the wedding speeches made me cringe, and seriously even though they cut some of it I don’t think under twelves should see it.  Now it’s just a case of waiting a whole year for the next movie and hoping they don’t cut out my favourite scene (Emmett and Bell arm wrestling – it cracks me up every time I read it).


I’ve also been busy creating some layouts.


The first is based on a Sketch Support one page sketch and uses Weeds and Wildflowers Sweet and Simple kit


The next is based on a two page sketch from Sketch Support and a Weeds and Wildflower kit


The last is based on a Club Scrap ASLB layout and uses a kit from Scrapgirls


Shanna xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Here are a few layouts I’ve made over the past couple of week but haven’t gotten around to sharing.









Saturday, 12 November 2011

A Year of Lists

I turned 28 last Monday so I decided that I need to do something to mark it. I’ve never been very good at journaling, but I’ve seen several videos about Ella Publishings List It books and I figured I could do that.

I bought all four versions

Everyday Life





So over the next year I am going to write my response to the lists.  I might not do all of them  and in random order, some may make it onto layouts, some may not be blogged, but I am going to have a year of lists at the end of it.

So onto the first list….


My Favourite Family Birthday Traditions

  • Cake – cake is always the best thing to have on a birthday
  • Food  - For most of our birthdays we either go out for dinner or dinner in (for my birthday we have fish and chips)
  • No Parties just family – I’m not a big fan of parties (we stopped having them when we hit seven – although my niece and nephew still have them)
  • Presents – You always needs present on your birthday.



(My niece and nephew made me 28 cupcakes for my birthday)



Thursday, 10 November 2011

10 on the 10th.

Ten reasons why I love Jane Austen and Regency England

1. Pride and Prejudice – My favourite book. I read it at least twice a year and I watch the BBC version of at least once a month (yes all of it).

2. Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy  - (I definitely prefer Colin Firth)  - Once you get past the first impressions he’s perfect.

3. The Wet Shirt Scene – If it wasn’t for Jane Austen we would have Colin Firth jumping into a lake and trying to act all prim and proper half dressed and wet.

4. Walking Out of the Mist – If it wasn’t for Jane Austen we wouldn’t have had  Matthew McFadden walking out of the mist.


5. I love the dresses, the elegance (although I’m quite sure about the hats)


6. The letter writing. – An art lost in this digital age.

7. Captain Wentworth – After Mr Darcy my favourite male character. (Rupert Penry-Jones is my favourite)

8. The next are a tie between Edmund Bertrum  and Mr Knightley.


9. You can’t forget the female characters – I love them. (Especially Elizabeth Bennett and Anne Elliott – I watch Persuasion almost as much)


10. Did I mention the Wet Shirt Scene?



Sunday, 6 November 2011

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Yesterday as an early birthday present to myself I went to Cardiff to see the touring version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat staring Keith Jack.  Keith was one of the contestants on Any Dream Will Do, a TV show in the UK where Andrew Lloyd Webber  auditioned people for the role of Joseph (think X-Factor for a musical). Keith didn’t win but he and a few of the others have been in the touring version.

joseph title


I know the story since I bought my mum the DVD with the Donny Osmond in for Christmas years ago (she still has a crush on the guy) but it was really good.   I really love that the Pharoah of Egypt is an Elvis wannabe.

It was hilarious and they were all really good.



Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Books I read In October

I read the rest of the Shifters Series by Rachel Vincent

Rogue (Shifters, #2)Pride (Shifters, #3)Prey (Shifters, #4)Shift (Shifters, #5)Alpha (Shifters, #6)


Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (My favourite book this month)

Lola and the Boy Next Door


Fateful by Cheri Schmidt

Fateful (Fateful, #1)


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (I read it all and still have no idea what it’s about)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)


Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

Vampire Crush by A.M Robinson

Vampire Crush


The Marked Son by Shea Berkley

The Marked Son (Keepers of Life #1)


Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)


Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Academy 7


As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

As I Wake


Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity (Clarity, #1)


Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)


Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2)


Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)


Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J R Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6)Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)


Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer


The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight


Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens


The Candidates by Inara Scott

The Candidates


Bumped by Megan McCafferty


Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu



36 books this month. Not bad.