Good evening… is the news.

Good evening and welcome to my news bulletin!

And tonight’s main headlines….

  • My blog gets on the front page of

  • I have attended the first night of a Parenting Course

  • I have scrapped some Autumn pics with a wonderful autumn kit

So as you can see, I have a packed programme for you tonight.

  • First my TOOT – I was on the front page of – my blog post with my easy autumn craft involving a leaves and a microwave was chosen to be highlighted by BlogHer.

I knew my moment of fame (!) would not last long so of course I took a screen capture to preserve the moment!

  • Parenting Course

A group of churches in our area has organised a Parenting Course (21st Century Parent: The Course) run by Care For the Family – a great organisation which promotes family life and supports families experiencing difficulties. I went with a group of friends, and if the first night is anything to go by, it will be really enjoyable and worthwhile.

The main message I took home from last night was that we are not alone. All parents experience highs and lows. We should be prepared to acknowledge that it is not all easy, offer support to others who need it, and be prepared to ask for help ourselves.

  • Want to see some autumn layouts?

Here are 2 I completed over the weekend (click images for credits)

They were both made using “Kickin’ Up the Leaves” by Gina Marie Huff at Weeds & Wildflower Designs.

  • Photography Course – this week’s module

The assignment for this week in the photography course was to capture some ACTION shots. My kids were willing models and jumped and ran on demand – no bribery required! I really like how there grafitti shots turned out, and before this course I would never have considered taking pics of my kids in front of some. I am sure we got some odd looks!

The weather up to the weekend has been glorious – crisp and sunny autumn days which has been wonderful for my photography course. The more typical wind and rain have now arrived, so I am glad I was able to take advantage of the lovely weather while I could.

  • And finally (I love how the news readers end their programmes like that!)

Some breaking news – I have been offered the chance to create some layouts for one of my fav doodler designers….can you guess? Hopefully I can reveal WHO it is very soon.

Until next time, take care.

12 thoughts on “Good evening… is the news.”

  1. Holey Moley JM – turn my back for a mintue and you’ve got your mitts into all sorts of interesting things. Good on YOU!

    I am in awe of the action pics – how CLEVER to put them in front of the graffiti.

    Did you get the craft link I emailed you?

    IDK who your doodler/designer is.

    I’ve never heard if ivillage before, but I’m EXCITED cuz YOU ARE! rotfl!

    (hopping up and down!!!)

    Your layouts are lovely, as always. Gina’s designs are fab.

    Sounds like your course is very practical, enlighening and worthwhile.

    I just took a chance to come visit, all on my own, bet you are proud of me! haha!

    I just saw some company off this moment, its my blog friend E. from the Cicero Sings blog in my links list. We had a lovely lunch and walk about and it was awesome.

    I eagerly await your next entry, my friend. You always have such ‘good food’ for the soul.

    ~ Barb

  2. Look at you on that screenshot right under the Today show! You are famous!

    Congratulations! I love the yellow scrapbook page with your son’s picture on the left side. Very cool.

  3. Great action shots the background adds to the energy. The fall pages are fab as well and congrats on the front page of ivillage

  4. Congrats on the big feature! That’s a really neat craft! I’ll have to do it with my girls once leaves really start to fall here!

    Beautiful layouts and photos!

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