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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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15 Years ago today.....

Fifteen years ago today I was marrying Mark! Where does the time go? I am sure some little imp has come along and stolen all those years because it honestly feels like it was yesterday! Well, maybe not yesterday but certainly not fifteen years ago.

I am sat typing this blog entry at the China Fleet Club in Saltash watching Mark and Charlotte in the swimming pool through the window – so cute, especially when he kisses her nose lol. Ben is in a club here running around the hall like a loony, he will be in the pool in half an hour with the rest of the club so I can watch him from here too. I am typing this in MS Word ready to copy and paste in my blog later because the promised wireless connection in this coffee shop doesn’t seem to be working today – typical!

I have been tagged - twice! Beckie and Gem think that my blog is rockin’ lol – Thanks! This was started by Roberta.

I am going to tag the following five ladies who I think rock:


Today saw the second issue of Craft Life and Home magazine being issued. This is a fab magazine that you can read online, there are also paper copies that may be popped into your order at certain scrapbooking stores – did I mention that it is free!! This is my debut issue as part of the design team and I couldn’t be happier to be part of this gorgeous handbag sized magazine – it’s delicious. Click the link in the right hand menu to go and have a look ----->>>>>>>

I had a mad panic today because I just was not organised regarding last day of school cards and presents. I dropped the kids off at school and literally ran home to make two teacher cards, I then went to the shops to buy gifts, back to Mum’s to wrap them and down to school to pick Charlotte up and give her teachers card and present and give Ben (during his break time) his card and present for his teacher – all this by 11am. I am still whacked out from it lol. Anyhow, here are the VERY quickly made cards. The pencils and apple were hand drawn on watercolour paper and painted with my new watercolours that I really love at the moment. The word thanks on both cards was stamped with ‘lil Davis Bonnymede foam stamps.

I did this layout last night. The photos are old ones from our first foreign holiday with the kids in 2004. The pictures are of Ben and Mark walking through Torrevieja Market.

Well, I am going to go and ask someone if the wireless is working here. Mark and Charlotte seem to have left the pool now so they will be up here in a minute. Mark is going to the gym and I am sat beside a fun zone where Charlotte will be going to have some fun. It’s 5pm now and I think when we have finished here Mark is going to get us a Chinese for our tea :o)

♥ Sarah blogged at 22:33


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