Tuesday, 13 May 2008

2 birthdays, 2 weekends away, Steam Engines and lots of sunshine!

I can't believe that it has been well over a month since I blogged. During that time we've had two birthdays in the family, 2 weekends away, been to the Steam and Country Fair and now we're enjoying the best weather we've had for ages - wall to wall sunshine! I love summer and can never get enough of the sunshine.

Back in April we celebrate both the boys birthdays. Steven chose to celebrate his with a sleepover for some of his friends whilst Christopher chose to take some of his friends paint balling. Both events were fun - in their own way, and the boys enjoyed themselves which is the main thing.

Towards the end of April I went away on a girly weekend with a great group of fellow scrappers. We scrapped almost solidly from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon stopping only to eat, chat, eat, laugh, eat, drink ........ oh and eat some more. It was a wonderful weekend and I'm hoping that next year we'll be able to get together and do the same. I created 9 LOs during the weekend and when I get around to scanning them I'll post them on here.

The weekend before last the whole family went to Suffolk for the weekend. Apart from holidays when I was a child and day trips since. I've not really been to Suffolk much. We stayed at Dunwich and really enjoyed it. We'd heard so many people say how nice Southwold and Aldeburgh were that we made sure we visited those places and sure enough they lived up to expectations. We also went to Framlingham Castle where a pageant was being held. There were lots of photo opportunities and inspiration for LOs.

And now, we are basking in sunshine. The weather has been so hot for the last week, the paddling pool is out and we managed our first BBQ of the summer last weekend after a day spent at the Stotfold Steam and Country Fair - yes more photos were taken. LOL

Apart from the scrapping during my weekend away, I have managed to do some LOs for Mojo Holder too although on a couple of weeks I had to pass. Challenge #58 was from the the fantastic Kim Musgrove. I was not at all happy with my LO that week though!

I was actually quite pleased with my LO for Challenge #59. A scrap lift of a LO by Lauren Rhodes.

I had to miss challenge #60 which was a lift of an awesome LO by Ngaire Bartlam but managed to join in with challenge #61 from Sande Krieger.

I missed challenge #62 which was a lift of LO by Anam Stubbington but was able to join in last week with challenge #63 from Roz James.

Please do pop along to Mojo Holder to see everyone elses work - mine may not be up to scratch sometimes but the rest of the teams Los are awesome. Also, do check out the blogs of some of the girls whose LOs we have lifted (hopefully I've provided all the links) - there is some great inspiration there.

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