Wednesday, 9 November 2011

October 4x6 Photo Love

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! 

12 comments:

Alison said...

Well done on the home-made page protectors...lovely pics and story...hope they changed the dates!
Alison xx

Sian said...

lol! that's a great story - I had no idea that was how it was going to end up.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha - oops is right. ;o)

I love the layouts, Deb, and the clever way that you sewed the page protectors! xo

Sandie said...

Made me laugh - just the sort of thing a man would do!
Great idea to make your own page protectors, and you well done for using 10 photos. Shimelle does like to make you think sometimes!

Ginger said...

Very Funny!! I'm sure they are both not laughing though :) Love the layout Deb, and I have been meaning to tell you I think your blog header photo is absolutely gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Oh that is such a man thing! I have to confess I have given up with this project :( but it is always there to be picked up at a later date.

Gem's Crafts said...

Lovely LO's, and great to hear the story that goes with the photos :)

Denise said...

You're doing so well keeping up with this - I'm way behind on seven!

Dallying Debz said...

Great name, by the way!

Love how you used your sewing machine rather than going off to buy the page protectors. Might have to steal that idea as I have plenty of stash without buying more!

humel said...

Wow, you stitched that yourself? Good job :) And a lovely layout with it!

'Oops' is not the reaction I'd have had if I'd been kind enough to let The Doctor go away by himself to Italy and he picked our anniversary.... Hang on, I DID let him go away by himself to Italy, and he was away over Valentine's! That's nearly as bad, right? But as he flew me out for the weekend to join him at the end of his trip I suppose I've forgiven him ;)

Gail said...

Well done with those page protectors. Great story and Ooops is right. :)

Becky said...

Great layouts and I like the story too :)