Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tales of the Alhambra

First of all, I want to say thanks to Shimelle for allowing me to guest on her blog (HUGE excitement for me!) and welcome to anyone who popped by. Lovely to meet you!

This was one of those pages that it took me a long time to sort out. I really like this picture I took at the Alhambra in Granada and I didn't want it to get swamped. But now I'm happy: kraft cardstock and ledger paper? What could be better? It seems that less is sometimes more and that trying to cram another colour into the scheme and more embellishments just wasn't going to work. I did want quite a bit of space for journalling, just so I can remember the sheer beauty of the place. It was so tranquil and incredibly ornate. I'm going to put a selection of other photos of details in my album with this page. Just as soon as I've got my hands on some divided page protectors!

This week has been busy times ten. I sort of feel like I'm saying this every week but it was especially true this week at school with evening events on top of everything else. Then today I went on a training course for Guide leaders. I'm hoping to finish my leader training by the summer and attending today means I can tick off another section of the training.

Anyway, all being well, next week should be a bit quieter and so I'm going to do some work on one of my New Year's resolutions: write down more anecdotes from school. Maybe one day I'll publish my memoirs, but for now, they just make me giggle so I think I'll share a few.

Now I'm going to go to bed. Early. Bliss...

Kisses xxx

P.S. Has anyone else been watching 'Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with the English National Ballet'? V. compelling viewing, ballet fans!


  1. What a wonderful LO! I love the muted colour scheme and I bet it took ages to decide where to place everything and add the paint etc -well worth it though! Stunning! xx

  2. I saw you on Shimelle's blog! I did! Exciting! :-)

    Love your Spanish layouts, they're all fab xx

  3. Visited from Shimelle's blog and now I'm staying. I love the style of your layouts and the colours and the embellishments and well everything really! Thank you for being another inspiration xx

  4. so excited for the shimelle loveage, go girlfriend. im recording the red shoes this pm, one of my fave films, so tragic and even more breathtaking than black swan,
    Jo xxx