What a miserable few days we have had! Lots of rain, but I am sure the plants are appreciating it. I am just worried about blight as this is perfect weather for it, warm and wet!
I am finally able to relax a little after the Produce show on Sunday, where I came the overall winner :). I did put a lot of work into my entries though and am so pleased. I got first in the vegetable category, first in the preserves category and joint first for the fruit category. Here is some of my prize winning fruit:
I have also made another Christmas card (I think I may end up with excess cards this year lol):
The base card is an embossed papermania card, with embossed dots or circles. I then used a CD-Rom that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine to print the patterned papers, sentiment and digital image. The paper was roughly torn on the diagonal, and the Jingle Bells sentiment added over it using 3D foam pads. The image was coloured with Sharpie markers (as I have only just bought them and wanted to play - but there really are not enough colours to shade properly). I then die-cut the frame from a designer paper in my stash, with glitter musical notes.
I would like to enter this card for the following five challenges:
Winter Wonderland Christmas Carols/Songs
Simply Less is Moore Sketch
Vs Sweet Ideas #37 Anything Goes
scrapbook stamp society #73 Frame it
abc christmas Q for Quantum Leap (This is colourful, with die-cuts and Frosty, lyrics and polka dots)
Audio Book Review
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
This is an Inspector Lynley crime novel. Lynley is called up to Cumbria to investigate the apparent accidental drowning of a young man. However his time on the investigation puts strain on many relationships. Firstly there is tension between himself and his direct boss, who has to be kept in the dark about his investigation. Then there is tension between his boss and his partner, as he needs his partners help to investigate some details. Tension is caused between his two friends whom he takes up to Cumbria to help him, when Deborah finds out one of the people involved has a similar personal issue as she herself does. This in turn causes the lady in question to panic, raising further suspicions. Finally there is tension between the members of the family.
Amongst all this there are two children who are trying to come to terms with their Fathers deception, betrayal and then death. This causes more information to come to light, but also provides an interesting, if unrelated, side-story in itself.
This is a very good book with a lot of side-stories, none of which are interconnected. It is almost like having several books in one, and it is difficult to imagine that one family could have such a stream of bad luck. The ending has both a depressing aspect and a happy side, with each individual story being realistic in and of itself, if not when all put together. Also as this is a 22 disc book it is suitable for long journeys as it will keep you interested and does not run out quickly. I would certainly recommend this story.
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