Anita and Kirsty at HSMS are off on their jollies for a month so have left us with a game to play while they are away, it's a bit like that old drinking game, Drink While You Think, where you have to think of a word using the last letter of the last persons word as the first letter of your own. I do believe alcohol is strictly optional in this version though! I followed on from Fiona's "GAP", with this lovely Purse I bought yesterday.Spent yesterday in town shopping, been treating myself to bits and bobs ready for uni, like new shoes and clothes, as obviously money will be tight then and I don't want to look like a total scruff bag when I go! There was a thread which made me laugh over on UKS, about all the bird and owl motifs in current scrapbook paper lines and whether you liked them or not. I must admit, I was a bit wary of them at first, as although I'm not superstitious myself, a lot of my family are, and regard birds (well, pictures, ornaments of them etc,) as very bad luck to have in the house and even salute magpies and other daft things like that, and I guess it had rubbed off on me a bit! But I was soon swayed into liking the designs, more really because of the lovely bright colours I think, and now I'm seeing bird motifs everywhere! From having disliked the look, I must have had a complete personality over-hall because one of my "for uni" purchases last week was this:
It's a fab length for a t-shirt, comes right over my bum!
Talking of those owl designs, I was quite upset to have to cover up the cute French Twist Owl on this patterned paper, but I just couldn't work it into the LO. The page is based on the sketch that Pencil Lines put out for their DT search, I didn't enter but pinched the sketch to work from as I'd been unsure of how to work these three photos on to one page, and the sketch provided the ideal solution. I made the page for the challenge at the Swansea Crop based on the theme "Time". My journalling is really corny so if you can't read it in the pic I'm afraid you'll never know what a total sop Lee is!! The crop was great, it was our first birthday as a group and we had a buffet, cake and even sang happy birthday! It was especially fab as I managed to persuade my little sis to come along too. She's just getting into scrapbooking as she obviously wants to preserve memories for her daughter, and she enjoyed the crop so much she's sworn to become a regular!!It was my mum's birthday yesterday! We'd booked a table at a restaurant as a surprise, but poor mum was unwell, so we were resolved to having a chinese take away at her house instead. She also refused to have her pic taken as she felt so manky, but I caught this cute shot of her peeping over the birthday hat we bought her. She still looks gorgeous to me, poorly or not!!Ellie also had great fun with the Birthday hat (which was shaped like a big cake with candles on top), although was less than happy to have it plonked on her head!Here's Ellie in a rare shot playing with her daddy! My brother-in-law Andrew has got to be the most photo-phobic person I have EVER met!We spent last Saturday night at their house (to play on their Wii and for yet another takeway!! my diet is going down the pan this week!), and after a couple of bottles of wine my sis and I got a bit silly. We don't really drink all that often anymore, and it showed! Here we are looking giggly and flushed!At one point she squished her feet in my face, and I thought she'd stepped in something disgusting, but it was in fact a weird freckle she's developed over the last couple of years! How bizarre is that?! I've never known anyone to have freckles on the sole of their feet!Last Friday was the long awaited and much anticipated Bowling Night at work. I was dreading it, and had commited myself to being the drinks hostess all evening rather than bowling. This sport and I just don't mix!! It had been arranged for three teams of five, however, one of the team members had to drop out last minute and so I was roped in to making the team numbers even again! And I'm glad to say I quite literally had an absolute ball! I really surprised myself and did alright, even getting a strike at one point!! Go me and my unsporty butt!!! Here are a couple of shots of the night and the nuts I work with!