I have been back at work these past couple of days...it was a bit of a shock to the system and no mistake! Going through over 300 e-mails is not my idea of fun, but it had to be done. I have also started to write an article on the role of blood vessel formation in wound healing. As a pleasant contrast playtime with Alex in the evenings has been wonderful...he is learning more and more each day at the moment. He has just learnt how to stand up in the middle of the room from sitting although he can't stay up for very long and falls down plop back onto his bottom very quickly. He is also just starting to be able to put a cube into a close fitting square hole...he doesn't always get it right but has had some complete successes today and yesterday for the first time.
And now for the main part of this post...I have finally finished my mini book of our holiday. This was made using a colorbook Miniscrapbook kit for the base book, some scraps of card and paper, peel offs and a few stickers that I took away with us on holiday...everything else was taken from leaflets and postcards of the places we went to visit. This is the front cover of the book.
This is inside the front page and shows photos of Itchenor harbour.
This double page spread is of Fishbourne palace and the two diagonally cut postcards are pockets in which the ATCs fit. On the back of the ATCs is my diary of our day at Fishbourne. This same theme of pockets and ATCs with journalling on the back follows through the entire book.
This is the page and ATCs from the Wear and Downland Open Air museum.
This is of Arundel castle and the page on the left has a pocket in it as I used two leaflets with identicle photos to make the page. The left page is outside the castle and the righthand one is inside.
The centre of my book is the page about the beach we went to every day, although the postcards make it look pebbly the area we were in was very sandy.
This page is about half of the Portsmouth Historic dockyards, the buildings and Naval Museum and HMS Victory.
This one is of the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior, and the coins are replicas of ones found within the Mary Rose wreck.
This page about Tangmere was the most difficult to do as there was very limited literature on the place and they had no postcards of the exhibits, however, it seems to have come together OK.
And finally, the final page of the book. Not bad for something made with very limited supplies! I would love to know what you think of it. More soon,