Friday, 26 September 2008

the great outdoors

We've been having such lovely weather these past couple of weeks, so one Sunday we decided to get out there and enjoy it. We did the circular walk around Old Redding, which is about 3 1/2 miles. Katy moaned and moaned about doing a lon walk. The she asked if it was like a hike, so we said yes, it was just like a hike. 'Oh, I want to do it if it's a hike' she replied. See, it's all about the packaging!

It was beautiful out there, we all really enjoyed it.

Katy was very excited by the reindeers, thankyou to the kind people for sharing their reindeer food.

And with Aleida in mind, my first in my commitment to get more photos with me in.

And lastly, some layouts. The first two are using the via airmail kit from Studio Calico.
George in Sri Lanka, 1998. And below is our first stop on the Big Trip of 96-97, Sanur in Bali. Those were the days.

The layout below uses the Confections kit from Studio Calico. Love all the bright colours.
And this is using a gorgeous kit from Little Red Scrapbook.

Sunday, 14 September 2008


Looking back from one year to the next; Katy's first day of reception and year one. Look how much she's grown!
Don't you just love those shiny first-day-of-school shoes. Needless to say they are already scuffed.
Been in a thoughtful mood this weekend since those of us who spend time over at Studio Calico learned of the tragic death of Aleida in a car accident leaving a husband and two young children. She was a huge part of the board and was a lovely warm, kind and oh so funny woman. I looked back through some of my layouts yesterday and she had left comments on nearly every one. Recently on her blog she had been thinking about how she needed to make more of an effort to step out from behind the camera and be in more of her photos, that one day she wouldn't be here and there wouldn't be any photos of her with her kids. Apart from giving me mega shivers, that definitely gave me something to think about. And something to work towards.

Friday, 12 September 2008

My mosaic

My mosaic, originally uploaded by cathann1.

1. Lake Cathrine Panorama, 2. Colorfull Thai Mini Snack, 3. Joan of Arc, 4. ♫ YO Yo yo, there's no place like a green penthouse... so i told the genie i wanted to be well hung. ^o^ ♫ nah... wildlife from singapore♫, 5. armitage, 6. blissful moment, 7. One Night in Bangkok, 8. mango cheesecake, 9. True Mystery, 10. Clumber Bridge, 11. Bairro Alto de Lisboa, 12. 18. Cathann doin' the Somnambulist Twist

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

I've seen this on a few blogs lately and have always fancied trying out a mosaic, so here is mine. I think it's quite 'me'. It's fun to do.

Here's how you do it:

Type your answer to each of the questions below into
Flickr search. Using only the first page of results, choose your favorite image, copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (4 columns, 3 rows).

The questions:

1. What is your first name? (Cathrine)
2. What is your favorite food? (Thai Food)
3. What high school did you attend? (St joan of Arc)
4. What is your favorite color? (Green)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (Richard Armitage)
6. Favorite drink? (cup of tea)
7. Dream vacation? (thailand)
8. Favorite dessert? (cheesecake)
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? (novelist)
10.What do you love most in life? (katy)
11. One word to describe you. (calm)
12. Your Flickr name. (cathann)