What a lovely day it has been today.
The weekend started well with a meal out and relaxation. Trouble was I was pooped and in bed by 9.30. What a light weight.
Today it has been beautiful and mild and sunny. There have been a couple of hefty showers but not whilst we were out.
Washing is done, work is done and I have even done some scrapping.
I made a page for this week's challenge - another for the 2013 album.
I had made a digital page of the big bee at the Eden Project but I wanted a page to go in the annual album too.
The challenge was to be inspired by things in the UKS gallery and so was a really good one as it gets everyone looking at the gallery.
The twine was a gift from Tink
I enjoyed making the banner and the embellishments
I think the rest of the day may be quiet reading and TV couch potato-ness.
I have been reading another teen series of books (to check their suitability really) and they have been fascinating. The first got me hooked. It was called Gone by Michale Grant
It was an intriguing idea and was almost suitable for KS2 - but not quite as for most it would be a bit gory and intense. Book 2- Hunger - I really enjoyed as I found it a fascinating study of society and the different roles. It did however get more gruesome and book 3 is certainly not suitable.
I am now on book 3 - Lies - (will only last a day so it's an expensive old hobby) and it doesn't have the same draw so I am not sure I will read books 4 and 5 to be honest. They are called Plague and Fear - cheery little titles aren't they. But Book 6 is due out this month - called Light. So maybe all will end well.
I do like having to check out books though - it's a very enjoyable task.
The last series I had to check out was The Hunger Games - and I LOVED them. I also saw the film, which I was expecting to be disappointed by after the book, but it was actually very good.
The other teen series I enjoyed and never expected to was Twilight and I am looking forward to seeing the final part of the series on DVD on Monday - Breaking Dawn Part 2. I loved the books but the films, whilst OK - didn't have the same appeal. Partly as Robert Pattison was sooooo not what Edward was like in my mind.
Today I am thankful for
- the joy of reading - one of the greatest pleasures in life
- finding a case I hadn't been able to find. (Inside another case inside another case)