Tuesday 5 October 2010

Really Random Tuesday

Really Random Tuesday is  a meme  created by Suko  at  Suko's Notebook which  is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of.

Firstly folks, I thought I would share this photo with you of my girlies. They had to dress up for school yesterday as Victorian children.  Don't they look cute?  They even had to take their lunch packed in greaseproof paper and a cloth and were not allowed to bring crisps, chocolate or bottle drinks.  Rather authentic, don't you think?
The school hired an actor to play a Victorian headmaster and I have to say he was rather scary. He banished all the parents from the playground, you should of seen us shift!

Saturday was my first scrap day of the school year and I was so excited to get back into it.  I missed the last one as we were on  holiday and I found it quite difficult to get back into. Usually I make at least four pages, but I struggled on Saturday to make even two.
 I am still in the process of finishing last year's holiday album and have about five pages left to do.  I hope to try and get some made up during the week instead of waiting until my monthly scrap meet. The picture up above shows us feeding the fish, at a lovely little floating shop. It is one of our favourite things to do in Feuerteventura.
This layout shows us leaving the hotel to travel home. Everyone came out to see us off, all the wonderful Thomas Cook staff who I can proudly say I am still in contact with a year later.

A quick update on my writing. As you know I started my trial run of NaNoWriMo on Friday and I have to say so far so good. Each day I have managed to fit in my daily writing quota and if I keep going the way I shall have a 50,000 word draft written by the end of the month. I also need to start planning the story I want to write for the official NaNoWriMo in November. I have a germ of an idea, which I really need to flesh out, but I am feeling rather confident at the moment.

My first book club meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening. I have made a list of points raised from all your lovely comments in order to help us organise our fledgling group. I cannot thank you enough for providing me with so much information, you are all fabulous. I have picked out six books from my own collection which best reflect my reading style and on Thursday we will decide which one to read.  I shall  write a post on Friday showing you the six books we chose from and you can have a guess at which one we chose.

That's all from Really Random Tuesday.


  1. Your 2 girlies look ever so sweet and their Victorian day sonds like such fun, a great way to learn and I bet it will stick in their memories.

    So, what books do you have in mind or would that be telling? I look forward to hearing all about your first meeting Friday.

  2. Love the scrapbook pages! I am actually going to a card-making class tonight: first time in years. I have purchased all the supplies to start on my daughter's album, and with the cooler fall temperatures, I hope to be inspired to work on it soon.

    Congrats on the writing routine! I have officially signed up for NaNoWriMo and I think I have convinced a fellow colleague to do the same. I am VERY nervous - but excited at the same time.

  3. The girls are so cute - love their outfits! That's a very creative history lesson. Looking forward to hearing about your book club, too.

  4. Your girls are freakin' adorable. I love the hoodies. And I love the concept of Victorian day.

  5. Ooh I love the Victorian Day at school idea. They don't do anything like that here!

  6. Petty Witter - I don't think they will forget it in a hurry. Bookwise - all will be revealed on Friday.

    Molly - good luck with your card making class. I am so pleased to hear you are getting back on your creative wagon. I am so happy to see you are joining us on the NaNoWriMo challenge. The more of us that do it, the easier the task will seem.

    JoAnn - thank you.
    Diane and Christina - thank you too.

  7. Amanda - this is a regular thing here. I spend a fortune on fancy dress for school. Victorian,Egyptian and Tudor!

  8. Your girls look adorable! Keep up the good work on NaNoWriMo!

  9. Your girls look adorable! Keep up the good work on NaNoWriMo!

  10. My goodness, Vivienne, but you're keeping busy, aren't you?!! Just seeing your lovely scrapbook pages has me dying to get into my scrapbook room and do something--it's been far too long! And I can't wait to see how you scrap that lovely picture of your girlies!!! :D

  11. They look really cute :) What a nice idea, I wish my school had had something like that.

    Good luck with the meeting

  12. That photo is so cute! A retro school day like that sounds very educational (but thinking about it makes me glad I didn't live back then).

    I'm glad your writing has been going so well.

  13. Vivienne, your daughters look absolutely darling in their Victorian costumes. They could be models. What a wonderful concept, Victorian Day!

    Your albums look fabulous, and will be even more cherished in the years ahead. I wish I were as organized with my photos (which are mostly grouped in the computer).

    Good luck with your book club--it sounds like it will be a real adventure!

    Last but not least, thanks for doing RRT!! :)

  14. The girls look too cute Viv!!
    And Victorian Day sounds like fun.

    Enjoy book club! Great scrap booking also.

  15. Coming from Suko's blog! Your girls look so beautiful! I would have loved to see the headmaster as well!

    The scrapbook looks awesome, and it is so nice to keep in touch all the time.

    I hope your writing goes as planned :) And your book club meeting is fantastic :)

  16. The girls looked fantastic! A victorian head teacher eh? Ooer!

    The scrap pages are lovely - I know what you mean though, Craig keeps hassling me to do more scrap pages but I never have found them easy to do.

  17. Your girls are beautiful - love the picture / costumes. Have fun at your first book club!

  18. Your girls look adorable! Are they twins? I didn't think so but they look so like one another in the picture!

    When we were little we had a Pioneers day or a Pilgrims day where we dressed up and then did pioneer-ish or pilgrim-ish type activities. Always loved those days!

    And your scrapbooking--how I wish we lived closer!

  19. Your girls are very sweet! Good luck with NaNoWriMo and I'm sure your germ will turn into something big. I'm still thinking whether or not I should be doing it but I guess I'm better off just reading and trying to kill my TBR pile...


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