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.....

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