Sunday, 8 September 2019

One photo, 20 words

Mornington Boys new goal keeper - that's my boy!!!
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Sunday, 25 August 2019

One photo, 20 words

Nicholas has now officially signed as the GK for Mornington FC U14 Blue!!

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Saturday, 24 August 2019

One photo, 20 words..

My boy and his first ever home grown tomato!

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Sketches in Thyme Sketch challenge #383 - Steps

I thought the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme was quite a simple one this month so as I have an awful lot of project life cards, I decided to take part in the GoGo Challenge at the same time and complete a layout mainly using them.  I'm quite pleased with the results!
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Challenge runs until 31st August 2019
http://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/2019/08/maven-bev-with-sketch-383.html

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Rochelle Spears Scrapbooking: August Sketch Challenge - First day, last day

Due to the kids being off school, I'm not getting that much time to scrap, but I did manage to complete this sketch challenge this week.


I was fortunate that Alex humours me and lets me take his picture so I can mark historic events in his life.  I love this first day last day layout of him...  He'll soon be finishing secondary school....

This challenge runs until the end of the month
http://rochellespears.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-sketch-challenge-scrappy-friends.html

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A day out with Mum

I always try to spend some time with mum and the kids over the holidays and so on Monday, we all ventured down to the seafront to spend the day in the Sealife Centre.
 I love the jellyfish (especially the upside down ones)
And the seahorses.


 Not sure Cassie was too impressed with the sting rays though!

As it was just pouring with rain, we didn't end up playing mini golf - have to save that for another day, but we did all go for lunch as Mum's favourite pub - the Walnut Tree.  We did however fail the Brain Freeze Challenge!

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Pony Camp

Last year Cassandra was very much enjoying riding Ashdene Primrose and entered on her at Great Oaks Pony camp.  This year she's been having lessons at Runningwell and as she was old enough, attended residential Pony Camp there.
The Mum's had all got together and had a polo shirt made up for them all, Cassandra included.
 3 days of riding, jumping, dressage and cross country culminating in a competition on the final day.
Although she didn't do as well as she had done on Prim, she came home with quite a few rosettes and some more great memories.

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The beautiful Lakes

So this year our summer holiday was spent up north way in the Lake District.  We hired a lovely apartment from Sally's Cottages in Applethwaite and from there was able to drive around to the various places we wanted to visit.
 We hiked, we climbed, we saw waterfalls and amazing views.


 There was much time for photography..
 And we even ALL managed to take part in the high ropes course!






 We visited Lee's favourite shop in Hawkshead
 Had lots of tea and cake...
 Took a ride on the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway...
Visited Mucaster Castle...

We even went to Cathedral Caves!

It rained, but it was also sunny and above all, great memories were made.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Sketch n Scrap Challenge #138 - Just Do It!

I thought I did quite well with these photos of Cassandra trying out skiing for the first time at the SnoDome in Hemel Hempstead in 2016.  We all had a few lessons there just before we went on our skiing holiday to Bulgaria.

I just squeezed an extra photo on the layout!

Challenge has only just started, so all month to enter
https://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-n-scrap-182.html

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

One photos, 20 words

MY BOY IS JUST GORGEOUS (and getting taller)!!
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End of an era..

Just before the kids all broke up, I did too.  For the last two years I've been volunteering at Heycroft Primary school in Eastwood.  I've mainly been in Yr2, with a few others here and there.
I'm not too good at goodbyes so I left a week early and was really touched by the card the children in class had made me and the survival kit that the two Yr2 teachers had put together for me.
Mel and Hollie have been brilliant, Mel especially has encouraged, supported and advised me throughout the two years and I shall miss her terribly.  However, you never know, once I'm a qualified teacher, I could apply for a position at Heycroft!

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Stick it Down - July Double Page Challenge: Pool Party

I ALWAYS have so many double pages to do that I'm so thankful that I found this amazing blog that always has a double page challenge each month.

I'm determined to catch up and get more up to date with my scrappin' by finishing off those that I have already printed photos off for, but haven't got round to completing.
Hence this is Alex's 8th birthday 'pool party' layout (he's now 15)!

I just got in with this challenge as it ends at the end of July!
http://stickitdown.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-double-page-team.html

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