Well Ben and Charlotte go back to school tomorrow. Well, actually Charlotte starts school tomorrow so I have spent this morning ironing 12 white shirts and countless skirts, pinafores, trousers and jumpers! Also name tagging everything as I went. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute, after all I have only had six weeks to get this all sorted out lol. I went into town this afternoon as I needed to get their gym kits so everything is sorted out now.
I also bought a laminator today. I don't know why really, I just wanted one lol. It is only a cheapo one from Wilkinsons, it cost £9 and it works fine! I tried it out by laminating a spiderman sticker to put on Ben schoolbag - Charlotte's bag is going to be exactly the same as they get them given to them by the school on their first day. I will laminate something for Charlotte when she get's hers tomorrow.
Talking of reading, I finished One Good Turn
by Kate Atkinson the other day and I totally loved it, I think I will be seeking out another book of hers to read soon. I am reading Fallen Angel now, there was a drama on tv recently which was based on part of this book. I enjoyed the drama but this book is a trilogy and I think the ITV drama was only based on the first book in this omnibus.
I must say, I can't wait until I get home after dropping the kids off at school tomorrow morning. I am going to make myself a proper coffee and sit and read my book or watch telly all morning. I just can't wait for some absolute peace and quiet! I say this but I will probably just wonder around the house tidying up and wondering where everyone is.
I finished this layout last night. I love the cheerfulness of it. I really enjoyed making it and I think it shows!
The photo of me laying down opens out to reveal the following journaling:
"Mark always used to sing J Lo’s ‘Don’t be fooled by the rocks that you’ve got’ to me when it came out but he used to sing ‘Don’t be fooled by the rocks I haven’t got, I’m still, I’m still Sarah from West Park’.
West Park is where my Mum lives and where I grew up but we have bought a house across the road from my childhood home and so I still live in West Park.
When Mark bought me a pair of Crocs this year he started to sing ‘Don’t be fooled by the Crocs that I’ve got’.
I just had to record it!
These photographs were taken whilst laying in a field at the China Fleet Club in Saltash one beautiful summer day in 2007. We had an awful summer and it was such a shock to see such beautiful blue skies that I was laying on my back with my feet in the air and thought what a great (if strange!) photo it would be."
I used loads of watercolour paints and tons of texture. My sister gave me the 'Follow Your Dreams' charm a couple of days ago and it goes perfectly with this layout as this was the day I decided to go back to university to finish my degree.