Tuesday, October 24, 2006


The long weekend that is.

I did manage one solitary layout. I'm not super happy with it; the title did not work like I imagined it, but I'm not going to go back and change it.
This was done with the Basic Grey Lily Kate papers I got through Kiwiscraps after winning some credit in a monthly challenge. I also used a ghost clock I got from the Tarisota collection which happily came last week! Am very much in love with the papers in that pack!

It was a busy and tiring weekend. The neighbour's car alarm went off from 8.30pm to 4.30am every 2 mintues. Needless to say, our sleep was not restful on Friday night. Obviously, they had gone away for the weekend and set the alarm to be so sensitive that a cat peeing on it would set it off.

On Saturday we took a little train trip into Newmarket for DS's benefit. He's very interested in trains; it makes his day when we see one on the way to work/daycare. The station closest to us didn't have trains running that day, so after that discovery we drove to where they were running from. We waited 30 minutes and finally we were off! The look on DS's face was a treasure to behold.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing all those normal weekend things. I am happy to say that I managed to spring clean the lounge/dining room. A big job and one I've had bugging me for ages. Now I can move onto the next room. Is this nesting? Possibly too soon for that. But I know it won't get done once the baby is here!

Edited to add: Did anyone read the Canvas magazine in the Saturday Herald? In the article about SAHMs two scrapbookers are mentioned, Trina McClune and Nic Howard. I was so excited.. "I read their blogs!" I exclaimed to DH. "Uh-huh" he says, not looking up from the paper. He just didn't get it. LOL!


  1. cool layout, nice paper. I'm sure DS enjoyed the train trip, thats a cool thing to do.

    I haven't received my Tarisota yet!! mmmmmmmm maybe tomorrow

  2. wow I love that layout the paper goes so well with the scans and the ghost clock works well in there. I didn't even manage a layout. Penny for some silly reason I thought you lived in welly...

  3. no i don't get the herald, will they have a link online to the article?

  4. Lovely layout ... nice theme too :-)
    And love the black-and-white photo from the train. B&W looks so atmospheric.

  5. Lovely LO Penny and love the photo especially the naturally light in b and w.


  6. beautiful pic of you and tim. looks like he's having a great time and you look just lovely. :)