Wednesday, 30 September 2009
.... but cheered by this wonderful pic of our caunce at Penberth, and the blue sky above..sod it, yes, I have soul, it's just there, not in a dance..x
Sunday, 27 September 2009
..I'm not sure I like fish! After filleting a good number, (admittedly getting a bit better with each one, but creating what appeared to be too large an amount of cast away bones and skin!) cooking some for tea last evening, eating same and then finding two more dishes full awaiting some kind of treatment or other in my fridge, I am not sure if I like them at all. Well not pollock, to eat, that is.
This is the girl (damn, ...woman..do I have to be?.. well maybe next year when I hit 50) who buys her tuna, swordfish and salmon vacuum packed from the 'local fishmonger' at Newlyn, perhaps that should have been hint enough! My brother sometimes gives me a binbag full off his boat, but again it is freezer ready, huge pieces filleted and ready for turning into tasty fish pie ala microwave and masher!
I feel slightly guilty about it you see, always muttering on about my heritage etc and not really being assed to prepare and cook the standard (may I say beautiful) fish we get in our own back yard (for yard read Bay), but I do do a mean marinated mackeral and Ross is testament to that, yeah, he loves it.. is your taste for food in your genes I wonder..or is he just happy to travel along on my nostalgia tour with me, dear heart?
Anyways, I love crab and lobster too, so perhaps it's just the fish I have to fiddle with first which causes such a turn off? Any offerings of ready picked and dressed crab or lobster always welcome, or get me a nut cracker and a skewer if I have to pick it out myself!...signing off now to eat Indian..now there's a thing!
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Dear Col, he has the gutting job, tried to get Zac into it but it is on Zac's list of things he isn't bothered to learn.. haha, hope this blog still exists when HE is a dad!
(On the way in across Mount's Bay the sun came out and I closed my eyes and said a small thank you for the chance to be out on the sea again, it's often been a wish these past years, and I'm very happy to be back there, where it all started..)
Friday, 25 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.~Herm Albright
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you.~Zig Ziglar
Looking for some words of wisdom for a forthcoming scrap day but not sure I have the pics which will go with these! Keep searching..
Sunday, 20 September 2009
|2K's : The Penberth Years|
(Oh and apologies for the clarity of some pics, done in a hurry on a mobile, mainly so I had a copy, may even replicate for my own crowd)
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
'I can be nice sometimes' she said.... and commented ...'I know, I was shocked when I found out as well'
Have a look .. http://www.justusscrapbooking.blogspot.com/ , would love to hear your comments..
.. got to go, fetching Kate from Club 2K where she is out on a Neon Night for under-16's...why do I feel like I've been here before ?
Monday, 14 September 2009
And what clear eyes these are.. so untainted .. no cut knees, no shampoo stings, no eye liner, no mascara, no hangover, no broken hearted tears...if only we could all keep them this way.
And here's our Joey, piercing eyes, he would eat us all if he was sized in proportion to us.. he is a rat catching, bad-ass cat who ran the new female moggies out of town .....and we love him, if we can get close enough and it's on his terms!
Maybe I'll do the cat as somehow I find it a bit hard to journal the people's eyes, like it's too personal.. but we shall see.. may try for it on Weds eve at our first Social Just Scrapbooking evening..not so sure it will be JUST (as in only) Scrapbooking though, so much chat and so little time!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Followed that with a quick lunch with Ross, we had so much to catch up on we kept losing track of who/ what / when we were gassing about....he's doing great, loving his new job and as usual the girlies love him!
Then fetched Zac & Tayla from college and headed home, detouring only for cream cakes to celebrate my birthday tomorrow with the guys at STS....finishing off the pre-birthday-day with a few coffees with Linda, chewing the fat at tea time...hey, and it's not even my-day yet!
And off to see Michael MacIntyre Friday.. so looks like one of those week-long events!
PS Full marks to Ross' mate Kerry who has full funding now and is a 'professional athlete', keeping the Cornish end up in the 2012 Olympics.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Well since late July I've been working away on an 8x8 scrapbook album for him .. and tomorrow I get to give it to him! It really is great to be able to give him something I have made, and something I just know will be unique.. and I hope special to him too
(Okay so I don't expect him to quite understand the scrapbook fever which accompanies such a project, but so long as he smiles I'm cool.. and he knows it's a pressie I want to see him open, so he is warned!.. will certainly beat the laughing mirror he gave me 15 years ago!)
I guess it's also for his children, an elementary family history, using lots of the pics I have, mostly found in Mum's and Aunt Edna's photo albums. Of course the most beloved are the ones of our Dad, down at Penberth, mainly with a 'Fish, Boats and Fish Again' theme, probably because he died so young and the pics we have of him are less and more poignant ... but anyway I just wanted Ken to have copies and be able to share them with his brood.
As he lives in France and his younger children are most definitely 'French' his grandchildren in turn might be interested to see pictures of their Cornish roots. I've covered our parents and their parents, and our lives in Penberth, the nostalgia in me is huge, as I reckon it is for just about anyone who was lucky enough to have lived a carefree childhood there.
I will post more later, but this is the title page...
Sunday, 6 September 2009
I spent so long on the Newquay layouts that this page was a kind of speed scrap, done and dusted in about an hour (dusted being the operative word as even more sanding!) I found the patterened paper in Linda's box of sad and lonelies (I think it was in the Magnolia range, but I always cut the page name off and fling it before I think of noting the name!)
I'm not sure if the pink accents jar with the orange flowers, but blame Katie's dress for starting the pink thing.
A few of our group have decided to meet up for social scrapping (sounds like a kind of friendly street fight) so it will be great to meet up more often and hear everyone's news..they tell me several read my blog and I was thinking maybe we could have a group / team blog for the Just Scrapbookers ..(no worries Linda, we'd def have the usual disclaimer at the bottom!)
I could set it up a bit like my other family blog I have where lots of people can add...so howabout it girls, if you can email and Facebook you could def add to a blog??
I wanted to use a really busy paper but everyone (Linda and Emma to be exact) laughed at me, so I got sensible and subtle (neither lies very comfy with me as a natural state!) and used a distressed sand cardstock and featured lots of cuttlebugged and sanded whitewash core papers, also a lovely wordy piece from the Martha Stewart paper sent over from the States by Michele.
It was a real experiment for the Newquay title (as you may be able to deduce) I used gesso primer on the letters and paper, then moved the letters down and recoloured them, and actually I think it worked.. Most of us also enjoyed this little pocket affair which I made out of more embossed and sanded core paper and hid the memories and chat I don't want everyone to see!
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Just wish I could magic up a photo of Zac the day he wore camo kit pressie from Santa all day on Christmas Day, but in those days his arena was the field and his weapons were dried balls of mud..cheaper though!
We had a great eve at Lisa & Tom's house, Indian take-away for Zac's 17th birthday tea and plenty of yap! We all love their new place, it's a proper little home and I think they're going to make a great family there. I suggested they charge a toll for people to leave and maybe they could put it towards a deposit to buy it someday!
All of us were there, that is bar Ross, who starts a new job this eve, I think this is his fourth job he has on the go...his real one and the three that fund, and are in fact his social life! There is talk of him and a mate running an evening 'groove lounge' in the winter.. a scene from Tom Cruise's Cocktail film springs to mind...go for it Ross!
Got my scrapping bag all ready last eve because I knew tonight would be a non-starter, so I'm all ready for tomorrow's day at Newlyn.. Linda has planned a Summer theme, but with a vintage angle, kind of Shabby Chic she called it.
I found some sweet photos from 1970, a St. Buryan Sunday School outing to Newquay, and in 3 of them my Mum is on her knees making sandcastles, digging or playing the fool. It is so touching to see her so much younger, she was younger than I am now, but I really don't remember her like that..but in fact I guess she really was quite a cool mum and what a thing to be widowed and on her own with a 10 year old in those days, it was a hard slog and certainly not as normal a situation as it would be today.
I used Picasa to enhance some of the images and it was really touching to see people's faces come alive, bigger and clearer. Only then did I see myself and my old pal Carol (Pengelly) were in the pictures..I bet her folks would like to see them too, the little boy is her brother Andrew and their folks go to the Centre in newlyn where ourScrap class is so who knows?
(Love the thumb mark too, think I shall have to be inventive with the effects, or maybe leave it, after all it does show you the state of 1970's photography too!)