Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Week 21



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

31 Things–Jewellery

So yesterday I signed up for Ali Edwards class 31 Things over at Big Picture.  They are already about a week into the class but I decided to jump in anyway.  I’m going to go back and do all the prompts the first was  JEWELLERY.




On a daily basis I always wear four silver rings, a silver watch and silver St Christopher necklace.  I’m allergic to gold jewellery which brings me out in rash so it has has to be silver.

Only one of the rings was bought by someone else. The little blue round ring I bought in Argos after I lost another ring. The Tanzanite flower band I bought from QVC and the little blue and clear stone flower ring I bought from a shop in Seaton when we went back to visit family.

If I don’t wear all four rings I can’t sleep as I feel unbalanced, the only time I really take them off is on the rare occasion I go swimming. They have to in the specific order otherwise they dig in. Some days they feel tight and other days they will just slide off.

My watch I bought from a market stall in town after I managed to lose another watch which seems to happen repeatedly. I also have a habit of making watches stop. I once had a digital James Bond watch which it took my Dad hours to figure out how to set, within ten minutes of putting it on I had made it go wrong again.

I was originally given a St Christopher when I was christened but that has been lost over the years, I bought another one when I was about fourteen., that has since been replaced as I didn’t notice when the chain broke and I lost it.  Again the only time I take it off is when I go swimming.  I’m not overly religious but I guess it is nice to thing that someone is watching over my as I travel through daily life.

I had my ears pierced when I was about five I occasionally wear earrings but I have a really bad habit of losing one of them when I take them out. So I have a random pile of odd earrings.

I also have two charm bracelets one is your traditional kind with various charms the other I bought at an aquarium while I was in Scotland. I pick various charms which all had different meanings. It generally sits in my jewellery but on random occasions I do pull it out to wear.

I think having worn the same pieces of jewellery for a very long time I am so you used to wearing them I don’t even think about it.


Shanna xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Week 20


Thursday, 17 May 2012

My Favourite TV show 2011-2012


as the 2011-2012 season drawers to a close here is a  list of my favourite tv shows.


1. Fringe – I love this show I’m so glad that it’s getting another thirteen episodes to wrap it up.

2. NCIS Los Angeles – I love this  show especially Deeks

3. Bones – I know the series was shortened but it’s still so good

4. The Finder – I really love Walter it’s a shame that it was cancelled.

5. The Mentalist – This one is another firm favourite

6. Criminal Minds – I love getting a look at the inner working of the criminal mind

7. Psych – I just love this show it’s so funny

8. Castle – I love the will they won’t they  Kate and Castle and the fact he wants to protect her when she’s the one with the gun

9.  Leverage – You’ve got to love a good con

10. White Collar – Great show.


That’s my ten favourite shows of the 2011-2012 tv season.

I should also mention that I am very happy that it was CSI Miami that got cancelled rather than CSI New York – I haven’t been able to watch CSI Miami in about three years I just hated the style and I love CSI New York (it’s my favourite of all the CSIs)



Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Week 19


Sunday, 13 May 2012


Here are some layouts I’ve made in the last couple of days that were inspired by various sources.


1. Glitter Girl (Shimelle Laine) – Travel Paper Trivia


2. Glitter Girl (Shimelle Laine) – Battle of A vs B – the sketches provided


3. Sketch Support – May 2 page Sketch (I flipped the sketch so the people in my pictures were looking the right way)



4. Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooks – Documented by Deborah Mahnken (this is a direct lift)



Saturday, 12 May 2012

Best advice

This the best advice I've heard in a while.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

10 on the Tenth.

For this edition of ten on the tenth I thought I’d share 10 pictures from our day trip to Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill this past Monday.

1. Chamber 1



2. Cave aged Cheddar cheese (It’s really nice)



3. Waterfall



4. Fairy Garden



5. Dinosaurs



6. Penny Arcade



7.  Hall of Mirrors



8. Wookey Hole Witch



9. Pirate Golf



10. Panning for gold



That’s another addition.



Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Week 18




Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Books I Read in April

Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn


Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1)Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4)

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5)Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, #6)


Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)


Lover Reborn by JR Ward

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)


Scarlet by AC Gaughen



Royal Entourage series by Sophia Nash

Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea (Royal Entourage, #1)The Art of Duke Hunting (Royal Entourage, #2)


The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

The Gathering Storm


Bewitching by Alex Flinn



Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Every Other Day


Charley Davison series by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3)


Ember by Carol Oates

Ember (Ember #1)


Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)


Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian

Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys


Only 20 books this month. But I’m still ahead on my goal of 250 books for this year.