I am really enjoying this project that is organised by Shimelle where every month you increase the number of photos on a layout and this month we had to use 10. Eeek! One of the main problems that I am having is finding a large amount of photos all linking to the same theme - clearly I need to go on that round the world trip to rectify the situation! So for this month I used some photos that my husband took when he went on a trip to Florence and the surrounding area in Italy last year. Instead of doing a normal layout, we had to use a divided page protector. (Which I didn't have so the trusty sewing machine came out and I made a do it yourself version - seems to have worked just as well though!)
The background to him going on this trip always makes me smile. Friends of ours went to this area a couple of years ago and my husband had said how much he would like to go there too during the very early summer before it got too hot and crowded with tourists. Now, I work in a school and am not allowed time off during term time. Just because we have 12 weeks off at various times of year, they don't seem keen on letting us have other time off in addition or in place of that time. It's a very inflexible place to work! So I said to my husband that as it was a place he really wanted to see, and June was the ideal time to go, why didn't he have a few days away with his friend?
So one evening we went to our friend's home and the husbands went upstairs to their study to book their trip while we shared a glass or two of wine downstairs. After a while they returned downstairs, smiling and already planning the places they would be visiting. 'All booked?' we enquired. 'Yes' they happily replied. 'When are you going?' asked my friend to her husband. He told her the dates. All went quiet. Apparently he had chosen the weekend that coincided with their 30th wedding anniversary. Ooops!