Sunday, 6 June 2010

Pictures of Portugal


At the risk of boring you with all things Portuguese ... here's my first page of my album! I wanted to follow the grid idea that we did at the NSD crop and just show general images of the area in which we stayed. I already have an idea for the next couple of pages but probably ought to be getting on with a bit of housework :-(
When I am on holiday I love to read. Going 'hand luggage only' limited how many books I could take but I managed to get through both books I took. I am a huge fan of Jeffrey Deaver books, especially the ones which feature the detective Lincoln Rhyme. He's started a new collection now with a character called Kathryn Dance who is a specialist in body language to solve crimes. This is the book I read, Roadside Crosses, and I would recommend it as good holiday reading! It is set in Monterey, California and is really a bit of a warning to anyone to writes or comments on blogs! I think us scrapbookers are safe from the kind of thing that happens in the book but it makes you realise how careful you need to be in divulging personal information! The clever thing he has done is that he has set up a blog website which is the basis of the story and made it look totally real when you check it out. I didn't realise it existed before I read the book but having checked it out, it was good to see pictures of where the story is actually set and the locations mentioned in the book.
Oh well, better get back to the housework ....

8 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Really like the grid you've used,Deb....you can get so many photos on one page.
Am also a fan of Deaver....will look out for this book.

Sian said...

Mmm..sounds like a good warning and something I must check out.

Don't worry, I'll not get bored with pictures of Portugal!

Denise said...

I'll never get bored with Portugal pictures and that book sounds interesting - might have to borrow it :-)) x

Deb said...

Glad to see you made it home and are already working on organizing your photos. Your first page looks lovely - I really like the use of lots of photos on one page.

Welcome back! :o)

Rachel said...

Love your first page. Looking forward to seeing more of Portugal.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Interesting book idea! I love Monterey - about 2 hours south of me. Looking forward to your layouts!
Rinda

Amy said...

Welcome home Deb - the album looks gorgeous and I for one would love to see lots of Portugese photos!

humel said...

Just had a lovely catch-up Deb :-) Glad you had such a great holiday xx

That book sounds really interesting, thanks for the tip!