Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A year in photographs

As mentioned previously we have had quite a busy year - so without further ado,  my 2013 in photographs . This list is made possible by the use throughout the year of a photo app called My 365 on my android phone. So these aren't fab photos - but capture everyday and fab moments. I was lucky enough to be bought a new compact camera by hubby for Christmas so whilst I will keep up My 365 in 2014 - I will also have better photos from my camera, and finally this is by no means exhaustive list but represents the highlights of 2013

JAN -  A 40th birthday for hubby (and our weekend away to New York) and Matt Cardle meet up

FEB - Jamie turned 6 and we spent quality time with good friends

MAR - World book day, Marathon training and Ellie meets Lewis Watson

APR - A crafty weekend away, Excitement on the Thames and the boys start cricket

MAY -  Matt Cardle at Union Chapel and I walk my 2nd Marathon

JUN - Surgery for hubby, GCSE Art Exhibition & Prom for Ellie, Cub Camp for Rob

JUL - Sports days, Summer Holidays begin, Olympic Anniversary Games

AUG - Gromit trail in Bristol, Harry Potter World, Stonehenge with Friends, My injury :(

SEPT - Town Show success, Rob turns 9, Jamie becomes a Beaver Scout, 80s night

OCT - Conkering, Another crafty weekend away, Halloween

NOV - Home comforts, Children in Need, Ellie turns 17

DEC - Adventures of Timmy the Elf, Wet Wet Wet concert, Christmas!

Hope you've enjoyed my year in review. In 2014 I am going to continue with my 365 photos but also scrap along the year in a Project Life style album. This was I can put my year of photos into one album and cope with the numerous shots of the same event I tend to take!!

Wising you all a very happy new year - see you on the other side!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Time for a revival

Well I knew that I had been busy in 2013 - particularly after the moonwalk marathon I walked in April when work got crazy busy right through into the summer, but I hadn't realised that I had not blogged for that long. I have been asked recently by two or three people why I don't blog any more and if I am starting up again and I thought, you know what, I think I will.

So, not so much of a resolution as such, but I will plan on blogging more often, I would say at least once a week but hopefully more. Indeed I am thinking of many things I can share and can feel a list coming on - and if you know me, you'll know I love a list!  

So first up a layout I created for the 1st day of Christmas challenge over at Created-by-ATDML. As today is only the 4th day of Christmas there are several days of inspiration posted by the team with many more to come.

The layout features a cute bow design that Katherine Sutton taught at the Autumn ATDML retreat, instructions on how to make it are featured on the blog post at Created-by-ATDML.

Off to make that list now of blog ideas I have. Back very soon, indeed this year with a round up or two.