I have been meaning to create a digital scrapbooking page recording the last day of school before the summer break, but did not have the perfect kit until Lara at Dustybear created this lovely doodley-style school kit School Spirit. Yet again I must thank Lara for once again choosing to create a school-themed kit using the colours in our school uniform.
For the first time ever, I found the last day of the school year very emotional. Usually it is just a time to celebrate the end of school runs, making lunches and washing school uniforms. This year however, and number of children our family knows well were leaving primary school for the last time. If that was not emotional /scary enough, the realisation dawned that this time next year it will be MY ELDEST who will be leaving!
My daughter is beginning Primary 7 in September, and in November she will take part in the Transfer Test (also known as the 11 plus). I am not sure how many countries still have academic selection for their 10/11 year olds, but it is still here (just about) in Northern Ireland. For many years there has been talk of replacing it, but there is still lots of discussion and very few clear answers about what will replace it. For this year, at least, we still have it. I don’t plan to discuss the tests much here on the blog, but I would appreciate thoughts and prayers for the children, teachers and parents at this very stressful time.
School is still out, but with just 3 more weeks before they return, we have already purchased the new school sweatshirts, including a nursery school jumper for my youngest. He is so excited about wearing it and going to “Big School” as he calls it. Let’s hope his enthusiasm lasts until at least September.
I was delighted to receive so many visitors and comments to my last post about my love of vintage postcards. Continuing on a vintage theme for this week, I would also like to share my love of vintage family photos. I have got quite a collection, and the majority of them I have names/details on the back to help identify who they are, and how they are related to me.
One of my favourite old family photos is this one of my Grandmother as a teenager (before teenagers were invented!). So my show and tell for this week is my collection of old photos, and an example of how I use digital scrapbooking to preserve both the images and the memories for future generations.
The frame I used for this layout came from a wonderful elements pack by GinaMarie Huff at Weeds & Wildflowers called, appropriately, Vintage Bling. (link to follow!)
As the saying goes
“Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the albums!”
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