Sunday, 19 September 2010

Penguins and bears ...

... and if that's not confusing I don't know what is :)   The bears part is really easy - it's a picture of Kathryn and her friends taken yesterday at her party lunch!!  I think the girls look just fabulous.  And then there's the cake, candles and Kathryn - making a wish.

Making a wish!!

Kathryn, her friends and their bears

And the penguins bit refers to my first ever scrapbook.  From the end of November 2009 to mid-January 2010, Liverpool hosted a Penguin Trail.  This was a huge public art festival, sponsored by Liverpool Council, and involved many local community groups, schools and artists.  The penguins were positioned all over Liverpool and a trail map was produced.  We had a couple of fantastic days exploring the city, seeing the fabulous buildings and taking photos of the penguins.  It was great - so many families were out with their children having a great time. 

And in January this year, as some of you will remember, we had some really, really heavy snowfalls - so much so that Liverpool city centre actually closed at one point!!  By Saturday 9th January, the weather had eased and we made our last trip over by ferry.  Liverpool looked magical.  It was so quiet - no cars or buses about - just a few adventurers like us.  You could almost forget that Liverpool is a huge, bustling city.  We got so many photos that I decided I had to do something with them.  Digital photography is great, but it does mean that many images remain on the computer.  I'd been meaning to do a scrapbook for ages and it seemed that this was the perfect excuse.  I got some wonderful 12 x 12 papers from Purple Butterfly (one of my local craft shops) - and they were in blues, lilacs and purples with snowflake and swirl patterns.  So I went for it.  I'll show a few pages from the album, if you like to see the rest visit my Flickr page.

Kathryn, Jonathan & Ben - my favourite people!!
That's all for now.  I'm off to do some work on my little 6 x 6 scrapbook about Kathryn.  I've been busy on that - got all the photos sorted out and I've decided on the backing papers.  Now all I have to do is put it together. 

Wishing you all well - be back soon.

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