Today is the ninth anniversary of ‘Nine-Eleven’…one of those moments in history that will always be with us. They say that for occasions like this you will always remember where you were & what you were doing when you heard the news, & it is so true.
I was travelling back from a dental appointment for Alex, at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. He was five at the time & Nathan was three & in a buggy. We had just boarded the train at Kings Cross when my mobile rang…it was Lee saying that there had been an attack on the Trade Centre in New York. I thought he was winding me up as a friend & I had only just booked a five day visit to New York, two days before!
I arrived back at the house & turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit, it made my blood run cold & I hardly moved from the TV for the rest of the day. Alex asked why I was watching ‘That Movie’ & I thought that that was exactly what it was like, but this was real, people were dying, horribly!
Our visit to New York, two months later, was an experience I will never forget. To see all of those ‘Missing Person’ posters & to see the still smoking ‘Ground Zero’ with part of the towers structure still standing & the huge trucks carrying away the debris was so moving. But we were made very welcome by everyone we met & the stoicism & determination of native New Yorkers was an inspiration.
So many people, all around the world, were touched by the events of that day, so I’d like to send love & hugs to anyone reading this who was..those who were lost will never be forgotten.
On a lighter note, I have some scrappiness to share with you! Firstly a LO for the latest challenge over at ‘These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things’…this time ‘My Favourite Scrapbook Manufacturer’. This was a real toughie! I use products from so many different manufacturers & enjoy them all!! I mean…where would I be without American Craft Thickers? Or Bazzill Cardstock?!!! But when I sat & thought about it, there is one manufacturer that I am always drawn to, whatever Craft shop I’m in & that’s…
Finally an update on LSNED…What did I learn on September 6th???
He has the most warped sense of humour of anyone I know & I think it’s one of the strengths of our relationship that we both find the same things amusing & are quite able to laugh at ourselves too!
Life is too short to take yourself too seriously…no-one is that important!!
The ‘Try Something New’ prompt drawn today, was ‘Incorporate ribbon into your design today’ so I used a length to attach the journaling strips & form a tab at the top, & added a bow to the photo for good measure!!
And what about September 7th? Well, Lee’s Mum & her gentleman friend, Ivor, came to visit & took us out to dinner as a belated anniversary celebration. My lesson for the day was that it is perfectly possible to say ‘No Thank You’ when offered the dessert menu!!
But not before taking a photograph of it first of course!! Can you read what some of those puds are? Rich chocolate mousse served with raspberries! Eton Mess! Glazed lemon tart with creme fraiche & raspberry coulis!!!
Anyone who knows me, knows what an achievement this was!
It was weigh in the next morning at Weight Watchers, so that was the best motivation. Ironically, after all my careful selection & iron willpower, I gained a lb this week, so no justice there then!!!!
Thanks for dropping by & I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend! : )