If you've been dropping by here for long, you'll probably have guessed by now that I'm not much of an "in the moment" scrapbooker. Most of the pages I make only come together after the story has settled. Could be years, might be months; but if you sit on a spider on Saturday here ( say, just plucking a wild possibility out of the ether), you probably won't be scrapbooked on Sunday.
So when Get It Scrapped wanted to do a piece on scrapbooking entertaining ephemera I decided to go back a bit, to the night of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, in London, in 2012.
We weren't in London, though, we were at home, planning a going away meal. For, after a year at home, Uncle Dave was bound to return to his job in the States; and we had one family of friends in particular we wanted to gather together to see him off in style. We hadn't realised it was Olympic night, my friend and I, when we plotted Dave's Dinner. As soon as I knew I said - Are you sure you still want to bring everyone round? What about watching the ceremony? And she said - Sian, we are talking about two of the least sporty families on the planet. Let's eat.
So we did. And you know what happened? Of course you do. We turned on the TV, we gathered round and we soon began to realise that we were watching a big, big moment. We were captivated. We looked at each other in amazement: this show, the one everyone had been talking about for so long was finally here and we were watching it and we were all together and we'd be able to remember it for the rest of our lives.
And now I finally got round to scrapbooking it with a copy of my shopping list for the meal that night.You'll find more ideas over at Get It Scrapped's Ideas for including memorabilia on Layouts About Entertaining...
...which leads me nicely to ...the Blog Hop winner. Thank you to everyone who dropped by and left a comment. The names went in a hat and I pulled out...
KraftyKaren who said
I try to ignore the decorations in shops and the ads on TV as they spring up the minute Halloween is over and I am always Mrs Bah Humbug about that. The first sign for me is when I start making the first of many batches of mince pies for the freezer - I usually start the first weekend in December, so the first sign is still a little way off for me!!
Karen, I have your email and I'll be in touch any minute now! Well done. I hope you enjoy your prize. Maybe I'll see you in class?
and see the rest of you again very soon?