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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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Don't Be Fooled By The Croc's That I've Got...

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.

♥ Sarah blogged at 18:43


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