Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A week of changes.

It's amazing how sometimes life just floats along and other times it seems to rush past like a fast train, and always you just need to remind yourself to go with the flow. This past few months have gone by in a blur and having spent 6 weeks with the flu bug that has been going around hasn't made all of that time terribly pleasant. Hopefully in my 7th week I can finally say it's on the way out!
This Thursday I finish my stint in the Planning Department at work after 15 months in the role. I have mixed feelings about it but at the end of the day I realise it's a great opportunity to move on to a position that will be my own to develop and mould. I start the new job on October 12 and am very much looking forward to having a bit of a break in between. HOPEFULLY there will be time to scrap but also I want to do a few things around the house that I haven't felt up to these past couple of months.

Thanks to the wonderful ladies at Scrap Therapy and the September Cyber Crop - I have done another layout which I am very pleased with. Special thanks to Lisa Pate's Sketch Challenge which was the inspiration for this one. Entitled "Flower Girl" - these photos of Lakeisha were taken when we were still living in Melbourne and the outfit she was wearing was one of my favourites of her "baby" clothes. And those pigtails - OMG how cute was she!

This one made me realise I need to start scrapping some older photos again.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

And now it's almost October.....

I think I should just start again and forget the months I've missed. I can scarcely believe the weeks have flown past so fast. I'm into my 6th week of suffering a nasty flu virus which has been really impacting every aspect of our lives. I have a new job which I'm starting on October 12. A part of me is sad to leave the job I've been doing for the past year, but a part of me knows that it's such a good thing that I am leaving it - for some of the very negative aspects of it have really been difficult to cope with.

Shane and I are very much looking forward to a couple of things in the coming months. Aside from Christmas - we are really looking forward to January when we have tickets to go see Billy Connolly. I have wanted to see him for many years now so this will be a fantastic night I'm sure. Plus we have booked a trip to Cairns in May next year too. The start of many trips we hope to take over the coming years.

On a more current subject - today we spent a fantastic family day at the Royal Melbourne Show. A big part of the outing was to go and see the entries I had put in the Scrapbooking section. I was fortunate to do very well again this year following up on last year's exciting results and winning another Best in Show. Of the four classes on offer this year, I entered 6 pieces taking 3 first, 2 second together with Best in Show. One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to meet the lovely Lyn Dwyer from Fiskars who was the judge this year. Here are some photos from the day......

This piece won the Off The Page section....

This piece didn't place

It was a thrill to meet Lyn Dwyer from Fiskars who was the judge for the Scrapbooking section of the show.

This was the piece that won Best in Show

This double layout took out Second Prize in the Holiday double layout section

This piece won the Scrapbooking Pets section

This photo I took of Shane on the way back to Southern Cross station to get the train home.

We stopped off at Starbucks for a hot chocolate while waiting for the train home and Shane thought he would try on the spooky clown mask I bought at the show to add to my Halloween collection.....