Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Day trip to London

Yesterday was the day trip to London...totally exhausting, but good as I got to see my brother and do a tiny bit of site seeing from a distance (Tower Bridge, the Golden Hind, the Post Office Tower and St Paul's cathedral on the skyline). It was lovely to see Andy as although we are really close we don't get to meet very often. We had a fleeting lunch together before he set off back to work and I went to my meeting. My lecture seemed to go OK, although there were a few sticky moments as I realised that for the next time I give it, I may need to alter the order of things somewhat. What was more fun from a work point of view for me was that I have been invited to join the editorial board of the International Journal of Experimental Pathology. This is a huge honour and fantastic in terms of my career development so watch this space. The only really difficult thing about London was that it was the longest time I have spent away from Alex and I didn't get to have my special time with him yesterday.
Today I made up for it though as I have been off work sick and so got to spend all day with him and we have had fun drawing, rolling on the floor, him climbing on me, knocking bricks over, giggling, reading, cuddling and trying to walk. Lovely special times today.
I haven't done much in the way of crafting as I am trying to generate a digital scrapbook page to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday and it is taking me ages. The only crafting that I managed to get done this week was this layout entitled 'Shopping with Daddy' which is based on Sketch #73 on Pencil Lines. The journalling reads 'Family shopping trips are the greatest of fun because Alex's special relationship with Tim means that Alex is always happy and content'. The ribbon actually has ' A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty' written on it which I thought was appropriate. More soon,


Momiji said...

congratulations Caro on the work front ! ...and a lovely layout of Alex with his daddy..

LazyKay said...

WOW Caro - so pleased about the recognition of your academic work - CONGRATULATIONS!

Glad you had a successful day.

I love that picture of Alex and his daddy and the page is brilliant, I love those swirly circles and that quote is perfect.


ania said...

Dang so cool - congratulations on the recognizion! And I envy your family-shopping-trips, I can hardly get my hubby to join these :p Don't forget to send it in to Pencil-Lines if you haven't already! :D