I have been to see the film 'The Time Travellers Wife' this week.....Twice!! My good friend Donna invited me along to the cinema last Wednesday evening & then on Sunday, my usual cinema night, I met my friend Amanda & she was so keen to see it I didn't have the heart to tell her that I already had, so I enjoyed it a second time!
I read the book over two years ago & it was unputdownable! I was a little unsure how the film would measure up, but I wasn't disappointed! I would recommend it as I would definitely recommend the book!
On Thursday, Nathan brought a friend home from school so I set about baking a batch of cupcakes - Nathan had requested white cake with chocolate topping, so that's what I did! I have to admit though that I love the appearance of cupcakes 'naked' - all golden with those raised peaks!
But they don't stay around long enough to lament covering all of that up with chocolate frosting & cherries!! All 18 were demolished before bedtime on Saturday!!
The boys had a fun time & are already planning a first sleepover - I've suggested during the half term break might be a good idea as I can't get my head around trying to get THREE boys up & out on time on a school day!!
Saturday saw me set off to the Crafty Stash monthly crop at Tempsford. I look forward to this as the class kits are always excellent, with enough stuff to complete at least two LO's & I enjoy trying out the new techniques that I may otherwise let pass me by! I did only complete one LO this week - not unusual for me, being a very unhurried scrapper! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process - lots of fussy cutting & something I'd not used before - paper weaving to make a trellis feature.
I did make a few alterations to the original LO plan - I double layered the large bloom & added a brad & a few gems to the centre - I also added a tag for a few lines of journalling.
I took my latest album along with the LO's I completed for the DP contest & Sue (the crop organiser) particularly liked two of them, so she has asked me to put together a class LO for the future! I was in shock as I have never done anything like this, but it's quite exciting!! She will give me a kit to work with next month, so watch this space!!
One more LO to share - I realised this morning that today is the cut off for A Few of My Favourite Things latest challenge -'Favourite Food'. So instead of doing the laundry today I have sat & scrapped!! How decadent!! I've completed thisI love all sorts of food, but if I have to choose an outright winner it has to be Mexican! I always have a problem choosing from the menu when we eat Mexican!! I used supplies from one of the class LO kits from last months Crafty Stash crop as a starting point & those Mexican sticker embellies have been languishing in my stash for ages, so it felt very satisfying to put them to good use!!
It's weigh in tomorrow morning, so I am waiting with bated breath to see how I've done! I have eaten so much fruit & salad this week - & NO I did not eat any of those cupcakes!! I did have a visit to the hairdresser on Friday & had my hair bobbed back up to shoulder length, so that has to be worth at least half a pound...right?!!