Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A layout and some photos

Claire has this week off work and this morning we went shopping - left home at 9am and didn't get home until just after 2pm. We didn't buy loads (though an outfit for Alice did slip into one bag!), Claire finished paying off her baby plan in Mothercare and we stopped for an early lunch at M&S as she was feeling a bit light headed. We chatted about the fact that there are only 10 weeks till her due date, how we can't wait to finally get to meet her and see what this little girl looks like. When we got home I decided to put some of it down in a layout - I chose to do a digital one because they are so much quicker but I have a feeling it might also be made into a paper one as I'm still not happy with printed out digital ones (though I did think I might try printing onto Bazzil card and see if I'm happier with that - I'll let you know!)
The journalling reads :
"It seems incredible that you are already 30 weeks pregnant, only 10 weeks until your due date!
We’re getting to the stage where we can’t wait to see what this little girl is going to look like. Will she be like you or will she be like Craig? What colour hair will she have - blonde, brown or red? Will her eyes be blue, green or brown? When will she arrive - will she be born near her due date, a bit before or will she be late like you, your brother and sister? How much will she weigh? So many questions but we’ll have to wait to find out the answers. One thing is for sure, no matter what she looks like, she is going to be loved by so many people. "
The papers used in this are from Jessica Sprague - Walk in the Park, Flutter Flutter; Walk in the Park, Waddling Ducks and EP Life is Good Paper Pack 2, Solid - Pink.
The template was one from Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life 2010 class.
This photo was taken one evening a couple of weeks ago when Jon and I went for an Indian meal at Nizam, our local Indian restaurant. It's in one of the Tudor buildings in East Grinstead's High Street - beautiful leaded windows to the front and inside low ceilings with dark beams. Jon and I first started going there when we came to the UK in 1991 and it's still one of our favourite restaurants and the food has never disappointed. We've also come to learn over the years that there is sometimes a "hot" chef on duty and when he's there the food is always that much spicier. When we came out after our meal, the sun was setting and there was a beautiful glow in the sky. And finally, looking at the Acer in our back garden, we can see that Autumn is on it's way as the leaves have started changing colour already. The mornings and evenings are also that much crisper and I don't tend to leave the back door open as late as I was during the summer. However, when the days are warm I much prefer to sit outside in Autumn and have my lunch than in the Summer when it's that much hotter. So I'm making the most of any warm weather we get. Won't be too long before I don't want to sit out at all! Funny thing is, this year I'm not minding that as much as I thought I would.