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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

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My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

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Time to reflect.....

blogged by me domestic goddess On 5/26/2008 11:38:00 AM
A weekend of sadness, mixed with joy, memories and reflection.

Peter's Auntie lost her life in the early hours of Sunday morning, loosing her battle with Cancer. Peter and I visited her at home on Saturday to say our goodbyes and pay our respects. She was at peace and surrounded by family and friends.


As we left, memories of my Dad and Peters dad came flooding back and many tears were shed, it is never easy loosing another life, and one that seems to be part of growing up and becoming an adult. You start to become the sensible one, and take over the responsibilities of the parent. as I sat at Peters Auntie and Uncles house, I become the one who would listen and comfort.
The strange thing about all of this weekend, was Sunday we had a Christening to attend, a day to celebrate life and be joyous, surrounded by lots of children and meeting with good friends, who we seem to see once a year at these joyous occasions.

And amongst all these emotions, scrapbooking has taken its place. I spend alot of time questioning why I do this, honestly I really do, and this week I know why I do it. I made an album for Peters Uncle, from their 50th wedding anniversary. When I handed Uncle Norman the book, his eyes filled with tears and he thank me, he said " I have no photos of us, they are all of the children and grandchildren, thank you so much darling, I will treasure this".

On Friday i met a friend for a birthday lunch. I had no idea what to give her, so I made a layout of her son and framed it. When I handed her the framed layout, her eyes filled with tears, and she told me this is the nicest gift anyone has given her. (also this weeks Pencil Lines layout)


Scrapbooking does have a place in my life, and will always have a place in my families life to bring back the good memories.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, remember to enjoy each moment with your love ones, hug someone close to you now
hugs

Anna x
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5 Response to 'Time to reflect.....'

  1. suebaru Said,
    http://scrappingtonight.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-to-reflect.html?showComment=1211803980000#c6293092428421514267'> 1:13 PM

    Thinking of you and Peters family hun.I can't imagine you ever not scrapping, it's such a huge part of who you are :)

     

  2. Pippa Said,
    http://scrappingtonight.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-to-reflect.html?showComment=1211806140000#c3336172418063982748'> 1:49 PM

    It's so wonderful that you can use your scrapbooking to give such wonderful gifts.

     

  3. Gemma Said,
    http://scrappingtonight.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-to-reflect.html?showComment=1211808240000#c1355772926495333890'> 2:24 PM

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
    Scrapbooking is such a wonderful thing. The memories we preserve are awesome.

     

  4. Sandie Said,
    http://scrappingtonight.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-to-reflect.html?showComment=1211819160000#c1811531862073869910'> 5:26 PM

    I am so sorry to hear your sad news, its so hard to lose family. But I am glad your scrapbooking brings others joy, and your layout for your friend is just stunning! See you tomorrow xx

     

  5. Heather Said,
    http://scrappingtonight.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-to-reflect.html?showComment=1211875380000#c8957067710438914036'> 9:03 AM

    So sorry for your loss and happy for your joy, mixed blessings. Your gifts are stunning and its no surprise to me that they bring tears to the eyes of those who receive them ((hugs))