Saturday, 30 April 2011

Qu 17 What is Your Super Power?

What a question! I had toyed with the idea of changing it to "What would you like your super power to be" but instead I opted for a super-power that everyone has and should use more - their smiles!

I came across this great little poem to include on my LO:

Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realised
I'd passed it onto him!

I thought about that smile,
then I realised its worth.
A single smile just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Lets start an epidemic quick!
And get the world infected!

Qu 14 What was the last book you read?

An easier question but it still took a while to get round to it!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Qu 16 What is the Truth?

Here is my Lo for Qu 16 - What is the Truth?
Difficult question but it came to me when I looked at some photos of the birth of my niece back in December.
I have used Chilly Weather paper (because it was), lace, ribbon (its a girl) and some flowers and brads.

The journalling says:
What is the Truth?

A Newborn Baby!
Eva was born after a stressful and eventful ambulance dash through a Blizzard. The roads were blocked in ever direction during rush hour as the snow kept falling.
She was almost delivered in the back of an ambulance after Darren called them from the bottom of Dead Man's HIllin Clophill but they got Mel to hospital in time - blue fashing lights and all!
I was so proud to be a birth partner and the experience was amazing and emotional.
This photo was taken just seconds after delivery.

There must be something about the women in my family - Mel (pictured) was born on holiday back in 75!

Qu 15 - What makes me me?

Took a day off to catch up with some essential home stuff like - buying plants from the garden centre before the bank holiday weekend, hoovering and catching up with my 52 question project!

I have used all bits and pieces for this one and kept it quite simple (like me)!

My journalling is the most important part of this LO as I have described myself and my likes and dislikes within the card:

"I am 38 - born 12 October 1972 in Bedford.
I am 5ft tall (or thereabouts), 53kg and have size 4 feet. I have blonde hair and blue eyes and my ring finger is size G1/2!!
I've always thought my nose is too big for my face and would love a nose job!

I hate:-
Being cold
Bad weather
Unfairness and inequality
Cold water

My favourite colour is turquoise because it reminds me of the Caribbean sea. My favourite song is "Rule the World" by Take That who are also my favourite band.

I love:-
Red wine
Vanilla ice cream
Lilies and bluebells
Sunshine and summer
My family

These odd photos were taken in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago at Camera Obscura and using editing, show me as a child, a man, older (at 65) and more female!! Strange"

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bank Holiday Loveliness

Blogging has been so much more difficult since our office was re-organised! I now sit with my back and screen towards the Executive office so that, if they so wanted, they could see everything that I am doing!
I don't get much computer time at home either!

Well, what an amazing Bank Holiday weekend! The weather couldn't have been more "un-bank holiday like" at around 78 degrees!
We went walking with the dog in Woburn woods and Ashridge Park in search of a beautiful carpet of bluebells. I was very pleased when we found some.
I never realised blubells smelled so fabulous until I experienced it en-mass.

We took the opportunity for a photo shoot since no one else seemed to be so enchanted by these wild flowers.
My models were beautiful - my niece Eva - who was very at home with nature, as was Casey, my daughter. I even managed to snap my sister feeding Eva in the woodland.
My family arent too sure about my very over-exposed images but I really like them - I think they look pretty and soft - I wouldnt use the technique with the boys - who were rummaging in the undergrowth playing soilders!

Eva even had her very first taste of food - other than milk - ice cream. She was quite happy to have a go but the look on her face when it was taken away says it all!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Qu 13 Worst Hair Ever?

It was fun shuffling through the old photos!

I have created a slot to put the photos into because I have a feeling I will find more some time.

The journalling is on the back of the pics and explains that my sister and I fell in love with Demi Moore's look in "Ghost" - hence the short hair. I thought it would transform me into a Hollywood Goddess but strangely enough - it didnt!
The school pic was taken about 1980 and although our hair is fairly acceptable it tells the story of "the Bob". I once had my hair cut into a Bob and my sister wanted the same but didnt believe me that it was called such a silly name. She asked my mum for a page-boy instead and hated it!!
The third pic is of my husband at the age of about 14 - thank goodness I didnt know him then - I don't think "we" would ever be!!!!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day

A simple Mother's Day card - you haven't forgotten have you?