I am so glad to be back with you all this week. I have been very busy with school stuff, putting together portfolios of the children's work ready for an inspection which we are still waiting to hear about and will not happen now until after the summer! GGrrr….
So I have put those away and have been making mini albums instead. This one on my desk is for our holiday. I have been inspired by Shellie Giegle on You tube who makes the most wonderful books. (I'm not quite up to her standard yet)
I am using papers from Kaisercraft called 'Sandy Toes' just right for holidays! I love adding all the little flaps, tags and surprise pages in these albums.
I have also been busy making invitations for my Dad's 90th birthday party. I plan to have an afternoon tea for him with our family, nothing too energetic, just lots of little sandwiches, cakes, trifle and strawberries and cream. I am ordering the sunshine too!
Yes that little boy enjoying a ride with Teddy in his car is my Dad. This photo was taken in 1928 and he was two!
May also saw the 10th anniversary of loosing our beautiful daughter Katy and I made this little heart to hang near me in my craft room.
So it's been a mixed old time, hard work, tears and celebration, but isn't that the same for everyone.
My heart goes out to MP Jo Cox's family after the awful events of last week. She died because she was busy doing what she loved and believed in. Senseless.
Finally to challenge myself and to get away from the endless hours of football that's on in our house (Come on Wales!) I have downloaded the nhs Couch25K podcasts on my iPod (Don't know how I did that tho) and for the last 2 weeks have been pounding the streets of Llanelli / Water Park along with my colleagues from work. It's so much better to have some running buddies! I'll keep you posted if I haven't collapsed and been taken away on a stretcher! Must remember to BREATHE and run at the same time Ha Ha…..
Glad to be back in blogland and sharing with you all.
Have a happy week