Friday 24 April 2009

25th of the month - part 2

I have been a bit slow at putting these pictures up, so I do apologise. I started a couple of weeks ago, showing you my 25ths of the month and never got round to putting more on. This is the second installment, showing July, August and September of last year. If you wish to have a look at the first installment, they are here.
July found me elated. School had finished for the summer and I knew that I wouldn't not be teaching again in September as I had taken some time out to try something new. It was really hot and we all hoped the weather would be in for the summer, alas it was not to be.

The day was spent down by the beach and then we headed into town for the festival with a fair and fireworks. I did try to take pictures of the fireworks, but I am not very good at taking firework photos.
August 25th we were on holiday for a week in the Isle of Wight. I have never been there, so it was my first visit. On the 25th, we visited a lovely thatched village called Godstone. It was beautiful and very quaint.
There was a lovely shop there called The Christmas Cottage and it was run by an artist. She had painted all the caravans outside and had some beautiful paintings inside too. We also went to the Donkey Sanctuary,where we were surrounded by all the lovely rescued donkeys, happy to be petted and enjoying the attention.

September was not a good month for me and the 25th found me recovering from really bad food poisoning which made me lose half a stone in a couple of days. I was very lethargic and struggled to do anything.

Hubby was preparing to go on a week long fishing trip and I was looking forward to the Big Stamp and Scrapbook show in London. This was also when I read all of the Twilight books in one go. I can definitely say, those books changed my reading habits.
That is the 2nd installment for now, I will bring the third installment next week. Hope to put some other scrapping up tomorrow as this blog has been very book heavy this week.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Isle of Wight & the thatched village of Godstone has me green with envy. Sounds great, apart from the food poisoning!

  2. Very nice! I like looking at your scrapbook postings, maybe it will start a fire under me so I can work on our wedding scrapbook... I haven't touched it since the LAST time I made a comment like this on your blog :-)

  3. I just love these installments. What a great way to keep track of what you've done. It'll be really interesting to go back in a few years and look back at where you were.

  4. These are gorgeous! I'm so envious of people who scrapbook. I just stare at the page and nothing creative comes to mind. :)

  5. Oh no... you had food poisoning on my birthday?...

    I'm not good with fireworks pics too. Great work with the scrapbook! :D

  6. Oh these are wonderful. I especially love the photos of the donkeys and the thatched cottages in the village.. sounds very peaceful. Looking forward to more!


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