What a Scrappy Life


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Proejct Life July 2013

At long last I've managed to finish my PL pages and not only that but take the photos.

So here goes

A teddy that James won at Alton Towers; having his first interview; changing my hair style;

Going on a family bike ride around the city; James 1st work experience; James just posing; training for me in London.

Out for lunch and shopping with my crafting friends; getting up at 4am to go the NEXT sales; James 2nd week of work experience.

My last kit from Studio Calico; planning meeting at school, watching Les Miserables again with Julie, visit to a open-air theatre.

Sports day at Junior school; How old the weather was; and photo of James and his friends on the last day of term - I included a photo of their 1st day just for the record.

I got a phone call from James teacher, to say how his work experience placement had gone really well, how the people at the Nursery loved him, and how much they enjoyed him working there.  I typed up the conversation and added in a the glassine envelope.

A prince is born; our first day of the Summery holiday spent at Cadbury World;

James yearly check-up; our first lunch date of the holidays; the beach arriving in my high street for the week; meal out with friends; 

Me and James waiting in the rain to get our names printed on a coke bottle

A small insert with my 1st even visit to a cricket march at Edbaston.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Remembering ...

Miss you Mum xxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2013

One of  Sheena blog post was about a Summer Scavenger Hunt List, I've never heard of this before so hopped over to this blog here  to find out more and thought I'd give it a try and see how how do.

So here are my finds from the list  (A photo heavy post)

No. 1 - Open Air Market - Every year there is an international food market in the City

No. 2 - Theatre - I visited the Botanical Gardens in July with my MIL and watch a performance of Twelveth Night in the Gardens.

No. 3 - Town Hall in Birmingham 

No. 4 - Airplane - The Red Arrows over Chatsworth House

No. 5 - Sunset - Sheringham Beach

No. 8 - A Tower - Chatsworth

No. 9 - Whilst visiting Bristol at the beginning of August noticed the City tour bus clearly said 'City Sightseeing - Eastbourne & Beachyhead' which is 186 miles away - I think the bus had taken a major detour - lol.

No. 9 - My local shopping area / square was transformed into a beach for a week.

Also whilst visiting Derbyshire saw these Orchich in a field along with some sheep.

No. 10 - A bench outside - found this one at Central Park in Bristol.

and this one from the ground of Chatsworth

No. 11 - An animal in a Aquarium  - An Otter at SeaLife Centre, Birmingham

No. 14 - Stained Glass - well watching a man make a stained glass window (Chatsworth)

But I'd also got a photo of St. Peters Church window in Sheringham

No. 15 - A Police Car - this was parked at my local shopping area - it was scary seeing it because I can remember when these were the norm when I was growing up.

No. 16 - A Windmill -  Cley Windmill in Norfolk

No. 17 Candle 0 not real ones but found at the Maritime Museum, Greenwich

and these real ones displayed at Chatsworth House

No 19 - A Fisherman - Bristol

No. 20 - A Dinosaur - on the 'Gromit Trail' This is Gromitasaurus

No. 22 -  saw this lady dressed in the same colours has one of the Gromit named 'Jack' having her photograph taken by it.

and a Guard outside Buckingham Palace

No. 23 - Sundial

and the final one is this

No. 21 - of me, not a great photo has it was taken with my iPhone whilst compiling this blog.

 I've not found all on the list but it was good looking for the items over the summer.  James helped find a few and took a couple of the above photos.

With my 'start of term' commitments dying down now I'm hoping to be able to finish my July PL pages and get them uploaded before the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Another Visit to London - Aug 2013

We had a 2nd visit to London last month, this visit was mainly to visit the Maritime Museum, but with one thing and another it was extended, firstly not our fault, then we just went with the flow and how we felt on the day.

We set off early and arrived at Birmingham New Street Station with plenty of time to spare, only to be told all trains where cancelled indefinitely going to London has there had been a serious accident on the line, but we could try and get on a train from Moor Street - a good 15 minute walk from New Street - we arrived breathless and just in time to get on board.

Anyway, by getting the train from Moor Street we ended up at Marylebone - closer to Paddington, so has we were so near we found had to go and find - Gromit

another marked off the list - yeah !!!!

Then we set off for the other side of London - to see this

Cutty Sark - we didn't go on it - the queues where really long, but it was nice looking around the outside and going on it will be another visit - yeah !!!

When I saw this, all I could think of was the screens from Les Miserables - I love it !!!   So after we looked around here, Jon suggested that we should have a river cruise to Westminster

James & Jon on the Cruiser

It was lovely seeing the sights from a different view point

Seeing window cleaners on the outside of the Shard

Then when we got off at Westminster it was time for a drink and sit down, and take some more photos

Then we decided to visit Buckingham Palace before we headed home ...

spotted this on our walk to the Palace

Again we had another fantastic day in London, did lots and lots of walking, took loads of photos and now we need to plan our next visit.

Thanks for stopping by.