Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Three strikes...

Four years ago when Hywel started Sixth Form College he got on the bus fine, but then did not return home due to a very scary bus mix up. He was bought his first mobile phone the next day.
Two years ago when Emrys started Sixth Form College, he failed to catch the bus on the first morning because his dozy mum told him to wait at the wrong bus stop.
This year when Carys started Sixth Form College, she failed to catch the bus on the first two mornings because the college website said to wait at the wrong bus stop.

We think everything is working fine now.
Although Carys' route will change in 3 weeks so who knows...
She has very long days (Leaves home at 7:30am and gets home at 6:15 pm) but seems to be enjoying it all so far.

well fishstock was awesome. Lots of music, food, cider (cider Pimms mmmmm)
and of course lots of fish
It raised money for
Which does an incredible job of supporting the fishing trade around Brixham. Another boat was lost on Tuesday and the hunt for the Captain has been called off. It is still a dangerous job and the Mission offers valuable pastoral care. We went on board the lifeboat (station soon to be closed at Brixham) and a fishing boat. Boy, that is a grim life
That pretty blue boat is fairly spartan and stinks of fish despite being freshly painted.

I managed to squeeze just one layout into my day on Monday. Monday's just are not long enough!
I used the latest sketch from Sketchbook 365
One of a series of layouts about my parents Golden Wedding celebrations. I've not done much with it whilst waiting for them to receive a photobook as part of their present. That is on its way now so I am free to play with the pics! We had done formal shots the night before but they look so much more relaxed and happy in these off the cuff ones with their hats on!
I stuck pretty rigidly (as ever) to the sketch but added masked circles using one of the summer range of Distress Inks. The papers, stickers and die cuts are all October Afternoon Woodland Park. I added some pink and green mist splodges (so hard to leave them off these days!). The letters are American Crafts Thickers, Jenni Bowlin and LYB; I used an EK Success border punch and a Sizzix film strip which I backed with vellum. Two tiny punched love hearts (the other is a sticker); lots of outlining with black Sharpie pen before sticking down, a slick of journalling and my work was done!

Area Quiz night is on tonight. Am I going to be the loving, helpful Minister or will my competitive streak win out? I have a pretty shrewd idea of the answer....


SueH said...

Certainly seem like your offspring have an aversion to buses Lythan and poor Carys having such a long day. Glad she liking her new school though and settling in.

Your LO is as amazing as ever and I’m loving the bright Blues in it, you’ve managed to match your ink perfectly with your dad’s jumper.

Happy Crafting!

MagsB said...

I heard about the Brixham boat on the News, I'm praying for the family. You're right, it's still a dangerous job. 'For those in peril on the sea' is as relevant now as ever.

I hope Cerys is settling in - oh I remember when my kids were going through those times, I think I was 10 times more anxious than they were! They coped a lot better than me!

Cider Pimms sounds delicious btw!

love Mags B x

Sian said...

That's such a beautifully bright page - it's got everything: plenty of pictures and journaling and embellishing. Great take on the sketch!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Wonderful layout! Love those colours!

Esther said...

Aw what a fun layout! like the bright colours too

Anonymous said...

love your page, the bright colours and flowers. love the different styles of lettering too x

Paula said...

Wow the colours are fabulous, caught my eye straight away. Thank you for taking part in our challenge:)

Sue said...

beautiful LO love the bold colours

Morag Cutts said...

Gorgeous layout - I love the bright colours - eye-catching but not overwhelming. TFS!