Perpective on Mushrooms

On our walk in the mornings we pass these mushrooms growing in some bark chips. Nothing special about that you're thinking.

Are they mushrooms...or are they toadstools? I wouldn't know. I have no idea if they are edible or poisonous.

But they are very tiny....

But what say I change my angle. I love how they now look very large!

Have a great weekend and try looking at things from another angle.....

How many in a Football Team?

Football fever strikes England.

I have to get this off my chest....
After the game in the weekend when England lost, there was so much criticism of the goal keeper missing his catch. Yes he made a mistake but am I wrong in thinking that there were 10 other players in the team who failed to score goals in the second half? The team lost the match, not just one person.

Well that feels better now!

Our street has so many red and white flags. It does look great and adds to the excitement of the World Cup. So we added to the street display.

New Zealand plays tonight. Of course we're outsiders being a rugby nation and we call the game with the round ball, soccer. But we'll be watching, and cheering and may the Team that plays the Best, Win.


Recently I joined so if you are visiting my blog for the first time.... Welcome and I hope you enjoy the various posts. My blog is a mixture of
Family Matters
Craft Interests and
Personal Reflections on Life.

One of my first swaps was to send a postcard to 5 members. These are the lovely postcards I received in turn.

This beautiful building is the Zwaanendael Museum in Delaware built in 1931.

An unusual artwork called Furious Wave by the French painter Lucien Levy-Dhurmer

From Holland and the quote reads "take a rest, especially when you don't have the time for it"

This is Kincardine in Canada. Interestingly, when we lived in Scotland we lived very near a village of the same name.

And here's Erin's feet in the sea in North Carolina.

Oh I'd love to paddle in the sea tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Daily Journal

Back in January I mentioned about this idea for keeping a diary - writing just one phrase or sentence in each small square of a calendar page (printed out from Microsoft Publisher). It's June and I've completed every month so far. It's the first time ever I've managed to keep up with writing a journal!

I'm loving it. I can look back at each month and remember every day. And it's a great way to use up all those little bits of paper, stickers and other embellishments!

On the other page I printed out photos of the highlights of the month, following along with Shimelle on UK Scrappers and their "Document 2010" project, but doing my own variation.

On Sunday afternoon while everyone was at golf I was able to enjoy a bit of scrapping of some beauty around us. The pages are not entirely original - I lifted a couple of ideas from layouts in Scrapbook Magazine. I can never scraplift one page, instead I use ideas from several pages. Does anyone else do that?


These are a couple of very special photos Ann had of our father.

They are special to Ann because they were the only photos she had before he left her Mum and her.

They are special to me because shortly after they were taken our father lost his left leg in WWII. I was born post-war so have never seen our father with two legs.

What a handsome man he was!

I think you can imagine that it's been quite an emotional time for Ann & me. A bit surreal really. But wonderful!