Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Ah, Spring

Mmm, Spring really is coming I think. I found cricket whites in the ironing pile yesterday; the mornings are a little brighter; and it feels like love is in the air here at High In The Sky. Valentines Day is just around the corner and we're all feeling the effects.

If, for example, you are an eleven year old girl, you might notice certain boys trying to draw attention to themselves with desperate acts of derring-do. Like going out onto a school fire escape and putting a fist through a window (showering you with glass), just so you'd notice. This one resulted in The Small One coming home with a bandaged wrist (no glass near her face, luckily); and the boy in question going home with, ahem, a detention slip.

If you are a fifteen year old boy, you might notice a vigorous increase in the number of mobile phone calls and texts you receive of an evening. Time will tell. The school choir is running a delivery service for singing Valentine telegrams on Thursday.

And me? My Valentine has on offer the biggest treat he can possibly think of. A trip to Ikea on Sunday afternoon. Oh yes. He certainly does know how to show a girl a good time. I'm not too downhearted, though. Because you know as well as I do by now that thinking about flatpacks always puts a certain spring in his step...

I do have a Spring page to show you. It's one I did last year (it was published in Scrapbook Inspirations); but I wanted to post it because it shows the dollshouse Grandpa made. The photo was taken nearly thirty five years ago..and the dollshouse is now nearly seventy five, I think. I have loved every single one of your wonderful Grandpa comments, and especially your own stories of special Grandads of your own. Thank you.

20 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely layout! I really like the green (paint?) on white. The red pops, but doesn't feel Christmas-sy! Fab.
rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Wonderful layout,Sian....I love how it looks so textural.....and the 2 journaling shapes you've used.
Sadly.....it does not feel like Spring is coming here.....it is freezing cold....trying to snow...so I'll just have to take your word for it.
If this is what boys are doing to get the Small One's attention now....I dread to think what they'll be doing in 4 years time... be very afraid!!

Bubbles said...

Ah... I see you've been an amazing scrapper for a while now. Your LO's are always so utterly gorgeous!
We had a fluttering of snow here yesterday... so it still feels wintry here - not that I'm complaining... any excuse to stay wrapped up warm with a bagful of scrapping stash to keep me amused :)

humel said...

Ikea? Really?? Wow, lucky you :-) My husband suggested that we stay in on Valentine's and have a lovely meal together. Which I get to cook. Woo-hoo?!

PS Love the fabby layout x

Karen said...

Yes it is beginning to feel a lot more like spring - especially as the school hols are only a matter of days away. What a gorgeous spring page I love your style - fabulous.

Tinkertaylor said...

This is one seriously pretty LO especially in my favourite colour green. Can I ask was it the lesser spotted green knee cricket whites or the one red leggy type you found in the ironing basket?

debs14 said...

Absolutely love the colours you used on this layout.
Valentines day at IKEA, you need to leave some brochures for Paris out next year!

Karen said...

Fabulous layout. I love all the embellishments, especially since I can never seem to pull this style off. But I do love it. Three to five inches of snow predicted here for tonight. Would love a sign of spring!

Cheri said...

Feeling so totally jealous that you are seeing signs of Spring. We still have 3 or 4 inches on the ground from the foot of snow we got over the weekend and we are expecting another foot tonight/tomorrow. yeah. not. Ikea? I came right out and asked for dinner & a movie WITHOUT the kids. We'll see if the Computer Geek does any better at delivering than The Accountant.

The Scrappy Tree said...

Oh my goodness, fancy being showered with glass instead of roses! Poor little one!
Love the flower on your LO, beautiful :) great colours!

Deb said...

Oh, Sian, your layout is gorgeous! And you lucky girl - getting to go to IKEA on Valentine's Day!!! My hubby hates that store, and the only way I can ever get him to go is if I've already picked out what I'm buying and he HAS to be there to help me move it with his truck. (haha)

Have fun!!!

Rhona said...

We did have some sunshine today but it was still cold out. I'm enjoying the tulips my SIL gave us on Sunday - they're my reminder that Spring is coming!
I wouldn't mind Ikea on Sunday ;o), I don't think my DH has ever stepped foot inside one. He tells me to take his car and unloads it for me when I get home lol!

Amy said...

Sian, I have this copy of Scrapbook Inspirations - -the mag was quite difficult to get in Australia but, I have the one with your page in it!
Is detention all that crazy boy went home with? Did he go via hospital with severed arteries?
I hope you and The Accountant can gaze lovingly towards one another through the shelves of the flat packs ;-) hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Lovely scrapbooking! I am sure your Grandpa would be proud and delighted.
Not seen anything of Spring or Valentine's up our way - not sure DH even knows when it is! He probably knows it's Shove Tuesday and pancakes next week, though! alexa

Liberty :) said...

lovely page! grandad's really do rock :)

sharyncarlson said...

Ikea sounds like a great way to spend Valentine's weekend. I'd love a shopping trip there soon. Love your layout, too. I think I have that background paper but wasn't sure how I wanted to use it. Yours is great!

Janie said...

Beautiful LO and lets hope Valentines day turns of well for your DS & DD, teenagers are an interesting bunch eh! Will you get meat balls and chips on your romantic trip?

melissa said...

love the layout! oh goodness, I need to get a start on Valentine's day- thanks for the reminder!

Enjoy the Ride said...

I sure hope spring is coming to Ohio, US soon. That layout is making me long for spring flowers and definitely a THAW of our snow!

RachelB said...

Great layout Sian, I downloaded the 365 app from the app store on my iPhone. It's a free app. It's great because it carrys on over 365 days.

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