Monday, 25 October 2010

Half term - day one

Oh how lovely to not have to get up and go out to work this morning! Plus, it is the first day of Shimelle's new class so a good reason to turn on the computer and see what she has in store for us.
The first thing I saw was 'open your notebook'. Ermmmm, I didn't go out and buy a notebook. It's the first day of class and I don't even have the essentials. Check the forum and what's on one of the posts? Mel's beautiful new brand spanking new notebook. All empty and ready to use. I don't even have a new pen! This is not a good start! I will have to have a little look around and see what I can find.
The first day is a bit of a question and answer session but I was really taken by the page of observations that were shown as a list of instructions handed down from mother to child. I may take this idea and play with it. I lost my mum 13 years ago and even now at the grand old age of 52 I have days when I would love to be able to ask her questions, I find some random article saved in a box in the loft and wonder 'why did you keep this?', I look in the old box of photos and wonder who some of the people are. So I think my project for today will be a take on this idea. My children are grown up so they know my advice on many things (don't get me wrong, they don't often ask for it!) so I am going to think of the things I may not have passed onto them just yet.

7 comments:

humel said...

Happy half term! I had a lovely lie-in this morning :-)

You know that you could use any old scratty piece of paper, right? Don't cite me as a bad influence just because I *had* to rush out and buy a pretty notebook.... ;-)

Sian said...

I'm using my £1.99 Tesco spiral jotter.

I like your angle of thinking about what you would have liked to know about someone. There are many, many things I would love to know about my dad.

Karen said...

It's all your fault Deb - you made me do it. you were so enthausing about the new class. I tried to resist but gave in. So as a late entrant I don't have a new pen or notebook but think I will carry some index cards round with me so I can put them straight onto pages if I want to.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm using a half-filled journal I use in conjunction with my art diary. I love that Shimelle's class has a variety of different prompts to choose from. I'm playing with both the FAQ and advice prompts.
Rinda

alexa said...

You are not the only one who has no note-book - arrrgh! Love the idea of thinking of questions you'd have liked to ask her ...

Amy said...

I don't have a pretty new notepad either, just my regular spiral bound list everything type of thing.
I'm not what what I'll do for this prompt yet .... still thinking!

Rachel B said...

I don't have a pretty notebook either Deb, I was totally unprepared! I am going to rectify that today :)!