Anyhow, after all that the sneaky peek is not happening as Blogger doesn't want to upload it, so instead I'm showing you a peek of a scrapbook project I'm working on. It's my version of "This is My Life", but Michael Aspel has nothing on my book (or won't have once it's finished!)
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Silly things really, but things I wish I knew about my ancestors, the little every day things. I want to write about the fact that I was in King Ina group at school and that I got a commendation for baking and making a gingerbread house complete with sweets. These are the things you just can't find in the history books or in the county archives.
I bet most of you didn't know that I once handed the Queen a bunch of flowers whilst mumbling into my boots (as my nan would say!) and whilst dressed in a brownie uniform! I've always wondered if I should write to HTV West and see if they have a copy of the film in the archives (or perhaps it would be too embarrassing to watch - still it's part of my history and I would love to pass it down the generations!
I love photography, so I'm not very often in my photo's and I'm not sure I want or need to be for this project. It's about me and my memories so I want to take photo's that enable me to write those memories. Some photo's will be really random - a wall, me and my best mate used to sit on when we were growing up talking about anything and everything - our meeting place. I might even be tempted to put in a dodgy photo or two in if I'm feeling brave and want people to know I wore reversible jumpers - it was the 80's and apparently I really liked dalmations! Some of you were around before then, so I can safely say you wore even dodgier stuff!
Enough of my ramblings, I hope I've inspired some of you to record your stories whether it's in a scrapbook, art journal or a diary. I love to see what you do, so feel free to leave me a link back to your posting.