Monday, 30 April 2012

Week 17



Saturday, 28 April 2012

Avengers Assemble

I’ve just got back from seeing Avengers Assemble and honestly I want to go back and watch it again. Avengers kick ass.

Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk is hilarious.

Captain America is the great American hero.

Tony Stark/Iron Man is totally himself sarcastic and kicking ass.

Thor – what can I say about him – i love him. (I would have realised this sooner if my sister hadn’t borrow my Thor DVD the day I got it and lost it before I got a chance to watch it.)



Go and see it if you haven’t already (and sit through the credits as there is an extra bit).



Monday, 23 April 2012

Week 16



Sunday, 22 April 2012

White Wedding

Yesterday was the wedding of my sister’s best friend Rachel and Ant. I took some of the pictures. Here are a few of my favourites from the day.



Friday, 20 April 2012

Uncle Eric 1928-2012

Today is the funeral of my great uncle Eric. He died almost just over two weeks ago after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born on the 13th June 1928, the second child of four of Alfred and Elsie.



He married in a double wedding in 1954 with his brother (my grandfather) to Una (my grandmother’s sister).

N-G wedding3


He was the father of two children Neil and Carole.

eric una carole neil


He worked as a painter and decorator.

He was the grandfather of four granddaughters and was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever met.

Below are some of my favourite pictures of him.


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eric grandad raywood family


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I’ll miss you.

Shanna xx

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Happy 26th Birthday

Today is my little sister’s 26th birthday.


alison & ivans wedding 4



Happy Birthday Claire.



Wednesday, 18 April 2012


I took these cute photos of my nephew when we went for a walk on Easter Sunday. I used the April 2 page sketch from Sketch Support.  I pulled the background together and forgot to save it and my computer crashed. A day or so later I redid the layout saved it when I had the background done added the photos and then my computer crashed again.  I added the photos again and then I couldn’t bring myself to add the journaling even though i knew what I wanted to write. It sat open on my computer for a week before I finally added it to finish the layout.



The other layout is using screenshots I took on Christmas Eve from the NORAD Santa Tracker. They have been sat in a fold on my desktop ever since so I finally forced myself to make the layout and get it done.




Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Week 15


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Week 14



Tuesday, 10 April 2012

10 on the 10th

I was struggling to come up with something this month and then I thought I have been watching a lot of programmes on Netflix recently so I decided for this month’s 10 on the 10th I would do a list of ten films/tv programmes I have discovered or rediscovered on Netflix.


1. Charmed. – Watching all 8 series was the first thing I did with my free trial of Netflix – It’s still as great as when I was watching it years ago.


2. Firefly – I’ve heard about this show and how despite it’s now cult following it only lasted a year but I’ve never scene it until now. It’s great.


3. Mythbusters – I know it’s still on air and I’m watching it (loved the Duct Tape Island epsiode) but thanks to Netflix I got to go back and watch the early series.


4. Jane Eyre – I’m a big Jane Austen adaptation fan, but Jane Eyre was another one of those books I read multiple times as a child. Somehow I missed this adaptaion when the BBC aired it.

Jane Eyre


5. Lost in Austen – I saw this when it was on TV but I always wanted to watch it again. How cool would it be to be in an Austen novel

Lost in Austen


6. Kate & Leopold – I saw this once years ago, I forgot how much I loved it.

Kate & Leopold


7. The Three Musketeers – I think it’s my favourite adaptation of the Dumas novel (but I live the one with Orlando Bloom too).

The Three Musketeers


8. Good Will Hunting  - I saw this when it first came out and not since. But it’s still good.

Good Will Hunting


9. Half a Sixpence – I remember when I was a kid one Easter (when we only had four channels) that this movie was show on 3 of them 4 times in the space of two weeks. I haven’t seen it since.

Half a Sixpence


10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy – after taking Shimelle’s class this was stuck in my head, I read the book years ago since I couldn’t find it anywhere I thought I’d watch the film. Martin Freeman seems to be everywhere now.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


And that’s my ten.