Friday, 17 September 2010

More learning - some scrapping

I thought I might be able to keep up with blogging most days, but I haven't. I have now finished the pages for our holiday in the lakes and I can see that my "style" if I have one is really minimalist. I suspect this is because I really can't be bothered to fiddle about with all those frills and furbelows. I like the pictures and journalling to tell the story.

I have always made a scrap book for our holidays, ever since my children were small - in fact I started before my children were born - and I have always tended to just let the journalling tell the story. There are several rules for holidays. I am sure I have said this somewhere before but never mind.

1. No Newspapers

2. No Radio or TV

3. Everyone has a nickname so that they are not their old stay at home self they are a new holiday person. This really has the effect of lowering the inhibitions and allowing ourselves to relax and enjoy.

4. Keep a holiday Journal.

The last one is essential. We record all the silly things that are said, all the daft things we do, all the things we don't do and especially the food we eat.

When we come home I scan the pages of the journal and when the holiday scrapbook pages are completed I put the journal pages into a pocket so that we can look at the pages and read the journal. The scrap book pages usually contain a pertinent phrase from the journal and if it is required then some hidden journalling to explain things.
So I have learnt that I have a simple style of scrapping. I have learnt that time runs away from me. I have learnt that I really enjoy doing the Learn Something New Every Day Class. I have also learnt that after thirty years together Mr M can still make me laugh and still understands me better than anyone in the world.

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