and I finally get a little bit of quiet time - yay. Even Matt has gone back to do a couple of classes before his big exams start on Friday..
So a little quiet time equals some scrapbooking. I am avoiding scrap shopping on the net as the Aussie dollar is nearly at parity with the US and I am afraid things could get messy (as in completely out of control, I must, must have that, type of messy!!) if I begin to look, so I will hold off that temptation for a few days (maybe...).
So scrapping I have done. Firstly for These are a Few of My Favourite things. (hope Brookie is feeling better Julie x)
This week it is to scrap your favourite fictional character. Where to start? First I decided to rule out TV and Film characters (although there is some cross over with my actual fav's) and concentrate on my literary fictional favs. My first memories are of Berenstein Bears books (I actually won this book for my reading skills in Kindy, how clever was I? Don't answer that Rob...). And my current fav is the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Love them (and also love the adaptation of the True Blood spin off, different but still addictive). It's funny in both I really couldn't take to Bill but loved the character of Eric.
And then my dilemma was, what about all the characters I have loved in between? So I started listing them, and even after I finished I realised I have missed many, many loves (namely Miss Elizabeth Bennett for a start...).
But I am fairly pleased with the end result.It doesn't mention my obsession with both scary Virginia Andrews in my teen years or Stephen King until he started straying into Misery etc. But I can't really say any characters from these series stayed in my heads as a fav. (and the scary clown from It, while memorable, gave me too many nightmares to be counted!!)
I love the font used for the heading. It is from 9th and Bloom, called Gimme space but the designer has left so I'm not sure if you can buy it anymore.
And of course I needed to do the latest from sketchy Thursday (just for you Julie I put them on the same day so you only have to comment once... )My Lo featuring Henry and his photos was chosen as a fav there last week - yay, always exciting to see your work chosen.
This Lo is long overdue. I have had the photo's printed out for a while but hadn't gotten around to doing anything with them yet.
These are my completely bestest, best friends in the whole world (is that enough sucking up to them yet??). Anyway it has been a hectic year for all of us so our birthday get togethers haven't been a s regular as usual. So this was a triple birthday treat. Unfortunately the restaurant wasn't that good but the company was great so all OK.
Hopefully we can all get together soon as we had two birthdays over the holidays but we have to wait for the very excited Jodie to get back from her trip to Paris (how jealous am I? She will have a ball and deserves it xx). so something to look forward to.
Time to get Henry from school now, hope he had a good first day (last term was a hard one for him). Just paid for Meaghan's tennis lessons for the term, and yes that seems to have brought the rain on.
have a great day xx
PS don't forget about the Southern Girls challenge, we've had some great entries already.