Friday, 31 January 2014

January's Last Gasp


"So", said The (Not So) Small One, "you know when people ask you questions on your blog, do you answer them, or what?"

"Ah," I said. "Funny you should ask, because I had just been thinking today that sometimes a catch up, round up, whatever you'd like to call it, would be a good idea. if I can, I'll most often email a reply to a question. Occasionally I'll leave a comment in my comments under the post, but I'm not so keen on that. I'm not sure anyone ever has the time to come back and check.

The Guinness crisp page From High In The Sky

Remember the book post a couple of weeks back? I did get questions about those remainders lists."

"Ha! You see, not everyone lives with an old librarian," she said. "We don't all think about where to buy more books all the time."

"Now, steady on," I said. "Less of the old for a start. These were Granny's books we were talking about here. The ones she buys for presents. I hadn't put the links in Five Books By My Bedside because - and I know this sounds funny - I had in my head  the picture of Granny thumbing through those paper catalogues she gets in the post. She phones up to order. Quick! Send more books! I think she probably says. But of course you can order the other way "

 and for any other UK readers interested, Granny buys her books at Bibliophile and Postscript and The Book People.

"Yeah," said The (Not So) Small One, "that moustache knitting book was great. I'm thinking of wearing mine in Chemistry next week. I might dare my friend Sian to wear one too."

"Aha," I said. "Your friend Sian. Now a story about Sian..that would come under the category of new blog stuff. Not catch up. So maybe my other catch up thing today would be my page about the Guinness crisps."

The Guinness Crisp page From High In The Sky

"Ugh. Gag. Not the Guinness crisps, Mum."

Oh, yes. The Guinness crisps. I like them, even if nobody else does. And now I've recorded that. Because that's what I do.

Towards February, folks! Let's hope it's a good one!


The Guinness Crisp page From High In The Sky

27 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

As a lapsed scrapper I'm always glad when your posts make me feel like scrapping. As someone without children to scrap/document I'd begun to get jaded about scrapping just for me. It *always* used to be my main focus .... then I just got tired of it. But your random/you/everyday pages like this make me feel like it might just be worth giving it another go. xx

Carmen said...

In total agreement with Julie (though I have got the kids) Craig keeps pestering me to start scrapping again and when I see your pages it makes me want to.

Guinness crisps though? Uurgh! Though I am partial to Marmite crisps or Marmite chocolate ;)

Barbara Eads said...

First off---I LOVE the title of this post. "January's Last Gasp"---that's a great page idea right there! I love layouts that pertain to how we live now. I can just see someone looking at this layout 50 years from now saying: "Are you kidding me? They made crisps from Guinness? And people actually ate them?" Good one, Sian!

Lisa said...

I always come away from one of your post with thoughts whirring round my brain and inspiration brewing (pun not intended with your Guinness crisps - bleh!). Thanks for always making me happy to drop by

Ruth said...

Not so sure about the idea of Guinness crisps ...
But I do like the idea of TNSSO wearing a moustache in Chemistry next week!

Cheri said...

I have to agree with TNSSO about even the thought of Guinness crisps... but what a great page comes of it!

Jo said...

Great page, I really want to try those crisps! :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Thanks for the book links Sian. I use The Book People a lot but had not heard of the others. Great page as always. Barbara is no doubt right about what they will be saying in 50 years time!

Alison said...

Don't think I'd be tempted to try the Guinness crisps...but I DO love the layout!
ALSON xx

Jennifer Shaw said...

Love your page. The top border is great and I love the polka dot die cut hello. I am inspired to start documenting more of the everyday random. They will be the pages that we will love looking back on in years to come. It has been almost 2 months since I scrapped. Time to get back into it.

Kirsty.A said...

Hate the idea od Guiness crisps. Not sure about the wisdom of knitted moustaches. But love your page and your post. Made me smile on (another) rainy day

debs14 said...

We have The Book People deliver books to the staff room at school, never seen the knitting moustache one though! They also do stuffed toys that sing! Hours of fun?

furrypig said...

packed full of ideas and inspiration as always Sian and thanks for the links to all the book places

alexa said...

Didn't know about the Bibliophile, so thank-you! My dad spends many happy hours perusing the other two and relaying the titles and content of some of them to me. Such a wonderful variety! I do,love your page though I looked in vain for Guinness crisps thus morning :(.

Sandie said...

Love the title of this post Sian, January's last gasp... The Works is one of the shops we can buy cheap books from.

Miriam said...

What a great page and I can imagine looking at it in only a couple of years, when Guinness crisps go the same way as the Hedgehog ones. do you remember those?

Karen said...

Like others here, I got a chuckle and a smile reading this post. Your layout is a perfect example of scrapping the everyday. I think one of the reasons it's hard to do, is that we don't slow down enough to pay attention to those little details. Well, you do, of course!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

The early part of January seemed to drag by, but it certainly got busier and more hectic toward the end of the month. It's hard to believe we are already a twelfth into this new year.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the conversation between you two and that top border with the horses and polka dot hello.

Nathalie said...

I have not found a good way to answer to comments on my blog either... The inability to start a conversation is one of the downfalls of blogger i think. Guinness crisps really don't sound good to me but they make a fun subject for a page!!!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous page hun!

Louise said...

I wasn't sure about your guiness crisps in the last post...nothings changed :) i do love how you have recorded them and Barbara's thinking!!

I never leave a reply in blogger comments for the same reason. I try to email in reply where i can xx

Melissa said...

What a fun conversation to share in today & I really like that you've scrapped about those crisps! (You mean to tell me that not everyone spends time wondering where and how to buy books at any given moment?) LOL

Jennie Hart said...

Great layout and some of my favourite pages I see and make are about the details. Really gives a 'flavour'...oh dear.

Great post title too, inspiring as always.

Lisa-Jane said...

Guinness crisps... hhmm.. I love crisps but I don't like guinness but I think I would probably like those! I'm intrigued now!

Sandra said...

I've not blog read for a while, so having a little catch up .... And nothing makes me happier than catching up with your life. It's always interesting to see what others say - and I have to agree with Julia. Not having children leaves you sometimes with not much to scrap .... But then I channel you and hey, I've got a million ideas xxx

Gail said...

And speaking of catching up - I'm having a lovely time this morning catching up on your posts while I've been away.

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