Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Back to school! (WOYWW)

Well we have been enjoying the last few days of the holidays here with treat outings. I collected Alex from my parents at a service station near Birmingham on Saturday and we went to Dinosaur Valley at Twycross Zoo on the way back (more photos on Friday, but this is a favourite).
Yesterday was the last day before going back to school so we went to Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Spa where we went on pretty much every ride (I felt rather sick after the pirate ship, but Alex went on three times!).
However, as you have probably come from Julia's you didn't come here to see what we have been up to but rather my desk so here is my entry for this week's WOYWW.  It is looking a little tidier this week, but there has been some actual crafting as well!  To the left you can see my smash book with the latest pages open and resting on it is the church magazine, which contains a photo of me and a friend and will feature on one of my next smash pages. Most of the massive pile of stamps that have been sitting around since our holiday at the end of July have now been put away with only three remaining and for some reason a skeleton leaf - I have no idea what that is doing there! As usual there is my trusty mug of tea, a mass of cables from my laptop and my phone.
Here is one of the pages from my smash book...a double page spread of the time my parents came to stay with us for a weekend.
The next page is one of some soft toys that an extremely lovely (and somewhat mad) on-line friend sent me and who live on the back of my desk (except Headstarterpus who was adopted by Alex) - can you spot them in the photo of my desk?! 
Finally this is a layout of Alex's first zorbing adventure which uses the actual words on the page itself and needed no embellishments. That is all from me for now...more on Friday!


Annie said...

Fab pics Caro. Lots of fun and fab crafting gone on in your world.
A x # 49

Jackie said...

I can see why it's Alex favourite photo I think it's great and look forward to seeing it in the smash book

Eliza said...

Some more excellent pages created and you both look like you had a great time on the rides. Glad it was you I am not a ride person at all.

Eliza & Yoda

Peg Robinson said...

I would be sick after the first ride. Love the smash book. 93

House of Bears said...

You have some fabulous photos to make memories from there. We want to go to Twycross zoo next year while we're holidaying up near there.

Thanks for your visit to us today

glitterandglue said...

Hello Caro. You have certainly been busy this week. Twycross zoo is rather fun, isn't it? Took all the grandchildren there a couple of years ago - had a lovely day out. Haven't been to Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath since our own girls were about 8 and 6 - oh boy! - so I expect it has changed hugely - but I remember we had a great day.
I actually trained in Matlock college - it's not there now, it's luxury flats! Certainly wasn't luxury when I was in residence - but I enjoyed my three years there.
Thanks for visiting. Yes, 80 is rather a lot of blankets - I don't actually knit the squares (or should I say shapes!!-some are rather irregular!), they have been knitted over the past three years by folk who want to do something to help the situation in Kyehimba school in Uganda. I just get to sew them together and edge them...keeps me busy though!
Have a great week.
Margaret #50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Alex went zorbing? Wow, that's impressive!! He's a daredevil indeed. Your smash books are looking great :-)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

sandra de said...

Brilliant smash book pics and love the look on your son's face. What a wonderful way to spend the day.
Sandra @68

Danie May said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun, and your Smash Book layouts are fabulous. Have a great week! Danie #25

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Alex is a real scene stealer, isn't he. He's just a little doll and always looks so happy.

Happy WOYWW on Thursday from #2

Christine said...

Looks like you could do with a rest! Thanks for sharing your photos though. I remember Twycross from when my children were small... going all misty eyed and thoughtful.....
Bishopsmate #48

Spyder said...

Lovely photos! love the pages you've created too!