Monday, 20 April 2015


Sadly we are back at school now, but returned from a special trip to Spain to celebrate our silver wedding just a couple of days ago.

On our anniversary itself we visited La Familia Sagrada,

 as were were married in Holy Family church in Coventry it was a perfect place to go on our special day.

Our holiday ended with 3 days in Barcelona, staying in a rooftop flat on a terrace with fabulous views over the city.

 We visited many Gaudi designed buildings 

and parks

Las Ramblas

and saw fabulous ant-fascist lithographs from the era of the Spanish Civil War.

More about Madrid later in the week.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Another Easter page.

A second UKScrappers challenge page, only one more set of Easter photos to scrapbook now.

The papers are Teresa Collins Memorabilia with lots of sequins, flowers, brads and cut out pieces from the papers and an inked sprayed background.

I love the action photos of the kids running about the garden like mad!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

25 years ago today...

...we married at Holy Family church in Coventry.

 3 kids later, many jobs, a couple of redundancies (who ever said working for the public sector gave job security?) more than a few grey hairs and 'careers' in teaching here we are today :)

Time has gone so quickly, it seems like yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Stash Bash

Nicki on UKScrappers has been providing inspiration each month to get us using our stash, and getting pages made.

 One of the challenges this month was to use a starburst on a layout.

These papers are from a Pink Paislee paper pad,

I used it to scrapbook my pictures from the murder meal set in the 1960s, the wild colour palette seemed to go well with the theme!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Easter photos page.

We have a big anniversary coming up next week, as we will be busy I got my Easter photos scrapbooked before getting back to work.

I used two challenges from UKScrappers to get the pages finished quickly.  The house challenge was all about spring, so perfect for the egg hunt pictures.

These photos are the before and after of the egg hunt; Harry won but he did share his additional eggs with the girls (under duress!)

I picked up the papers from the NEC, so cute and ideal for this challenge!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easter Fun

It doesn't matter that the children are mostly grown up now, they still insist on an egg hunt at Easter every year.  Other traditions include baking nest cakes..

and receiving eggs from Thorntons, preferably with their names upon them.  I made the error of buying Hannah an egg that was sealed, so couldn't be opened in the shop for the addition of her name.  Suffice to say, she was most upset this morning.  Luckily, Grandma Joan arrived with named eggs for all three, phew!

All 4 grandparents joined us for a roast lamb dinner, mucked in with making the puddings and quiche (well, Grandmas anyway!) and played games of cards.

After lunch, we had the egg hunt. As it has been lovely and warm today, we used the garden.. making me realise we need to get out there next week before it all starts to really grow like mad!

 Harry won, but he did share extra eggs (under duress!) with the girls.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter cards

I made cards for Easter using Anna Griffin embossing folders, and flowers; some from the Papermania floral set, others AG decoupaged flowers.

I hope the recipients enjoy them. Happy Easter all.