Thursday, 10 May 2012


Some time ago I started to make a mini album titled 'Afew of my Favourite Things'.  It is work in progress but I love mini albums so I was very excited when Karen showed us her's as an example and said this was the workshop of the day.   

But what to add?  I have so many favourite things, but I had to narrow it down.  After all, I can always make more albums and add more of my favourite things!

A book at bedtime came to mind. I am an avid reader and I there is nothing I like more  than crisp white sheets and curling up in bed with a favourite book.
Currently I am reading The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg.  It's not a recent publication, and I have read it several times, but am always captivated by the strength of womanhood.
Skies, everything about them.  The moon,  the stars, and clouds....  I am a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society.  I don't profess to recognise the different formations but I love
taking photos and am often awe struck by the light and effects of the sun.
I also love star gazing.  Our son in law thought us very strange the first time he discovered us lying on our backs in the garden at night time, gazing up at the sky.  He's got used to us by now and sometimes does it too!

Being by the water......
I am lucky enough to live in an area that is surrounded by the sea.  There are lots of boats, and islands, and  wonderful walks along the sea walls. 
We sometimes go crabbing and there are some favourite pubs we visit.  I have sailed much of the area and would love my own boat.  Perhaps one day.  Meanwhile I take every opportunity I can to be on or by the water.

Which brings me to another of my favourite things... family! I have three beautiful granddaughters who keep me young at heart.  The elder two sometimes come for sleep overs and a routine has evolved where they love to snuggle up on the sofa with us and watch a film on the TV while eating pop corn (home made of course).  Then for breakfast it is pancakes, with lemon and sugar.  I am not one for routines but the girls look always ask for these and it has become part of their stay.

The girls also love craft, and on their last stay the three of us spent quite abit of time in my cabin.  They laughed when I told Brian it was 'girls only' and they always amaze me with their patience and the things they make.  Sometimes I give them photos I have spare and they have made beautiful mini albums adding captions and drawings.  Pages in one of Ivy's says 'look at Mee! and 'this is Mee!  I love it!

Did you spot my list of 10 favourite things?

1. Making mini albums
2.Crisp white sheets
3. Reading
5. Photography
6. Star Gazing
7. Being by the water
8. Boats and sailing
9. Family time & sleep overs
10. Art & Craft

My mini album is still work in progress but one day I will finish it, just as I plan to finish my boxes of half finished projects!  Life has been especially busy lately and you may have noticed I have not posted much or found time to visit and leave comments.  There has been lots happening and I hope to share some of this over time.  But meanwhile you may like to see other  '10 on the 10th' so pop over to Shimelle here where she will be posting more today. 
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