Friday, 1 January 2010

A photo a day tag book

I really like the idea of a Photo A Day project and last year I started off with good intentions but then never followed through. I've been thinking about doing it again this year but wasn't sure that scrapbook pages was the way for me to do it. As I was sitting thinking about the New Year today, I remembered that I'd printed off January tags from Cathy Zielske's A Year of Tags. That's when it struck me, I could use the tags for my Photo a Day. My problem last year was that if I forgot to take a photo I felt like it would mess up my page for that week. Using the tags, if I miss a photo or don't journal one day then I could just leave that tag out and continue with the next day. I plan on keeping this as simple as possible - I have cut out all the tags for January so they're ready for me to just pick one up and write what I've done each day. I aim to take photos each day and will print one off (6x4 size) and stick it to the back of the previous day's journalling and call it done. The only patterned paper I'll need will be for the front cover each month (and possibly the back one). I plan to do this project a month at a time and at the end of each month I will punch a hole or holes and use book rings to hold it all together.
My January cover The first pages (I have inked round the edges as well) .
Does anyone else fancy doing this with me? I've already spoken to my Mum and suggested she play along. Norma? anyone else? Let me know :o)
>>You can download the tags by following the "A Year of Tags" link above. I printed my tags on white card.

Our New Year's Eve/Snow Crop Circles

Well, it's finally here - 2010! Will you be calling it "twenty ten" or "two thousand and ten"? So far it looks like we'll be going for "twenty ten". We were talking about it last night and said when we were born it was "nineteen whatever" not "one thousand nine hundred and whatever" and so "twenty ten" it's likely to be.
We had a very quiet evening last night. Claire went round to her boyfriend's before they went out so we said Happy New Year to her around 4.30pm ;o). Jon, Hugh, Emily and I had a snacky food dinner - which meant very little cooking for me :o)
Emily wanted me to watch the last two Harry Potter DVDs. We started early and Jon and Hugh watched the first one with us. Although I never feel that fussed about watching Harry Potter, I have to admit that I do enjoy them once they're on. Jon went to bed fairly early and Hugh, Emily and I made a start on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. When Sarah (Hugh's girlfriend) arrived we paused to fill her in on what had been going on and then continued watching. The movie finished around 11.30pm and we switched over to watch the countdown to the New Year on BBC and saw the fireworks on TV. Although it was quiet, it was lovely to have family around and I'm making the most of it because I know it'll probably soon be just Emily and I seeing in the New Year together (until she wants to be out with friends too ;o) )
This morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow and our very own "snow crop circles" on our back patio. I was quite fascinated by them and had to take a photo ;o)
Most of the circles appear where the corners of the paving stones are but there is one, which you can see in the photo, that is in the centre of a paving stone. We've never seen this before when we've had snow so I thought I'd share! Has anyone else seen this happen before?
Once again, Happy New Year to everyone who pops in to read this blog, thank you for doing so and please leave me a comment from time to time - I enjoy seeing who visits :o)

Happy New Year

Before I head to bed, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Let's hope 2010 is a good one for us all! May we be healthy and enjoy our families and friends. Let's take each day as it comes and make the most of it.