Firstly some excting news. I read this book below a few months ago and LOVED it! You know me .... anything to do with Austen! A real modern day Agatha Christie type approach. I went to check out the author, hoping for further reads, but alas it was her first. I droppped her a line. Well ... to cut a long story short, we are now 'friends' (thanks to Facebook). Sometimes the internet is an amazing place. Got to love that. We even discuss who we would both love to play one of the lead roles. Lyn is a wonderful person and I eagerly await her next novel.
Anyway, needless to say I could not attend any English book signing so Lyn asked for my snail mail to send me something similar to what you see below! She wrote: I've just had the idea to do some signed bookplates for readers who show a particular interest in the book, but where I can't get to sign their copies for them (which is not too say I wouldn't do just about anything for a trip to Aus!). Anyway, I've found some nice ones that actually show Jane Austen's school, which happens to be in the town nearest to where I live, so it all comes together really nicely! I know it's not much in itself, but would you like one?
Would I like one! Thank you so much Lyn! You are wondeful! And here is a LINK to Lyn's website.
I have some collages to share of my shadow ... I mean dear daughter! A couple of weekends ago she ventured into the 'slosh' which is our backyard for some 'investigations'! I particularly like the wiped mud marks on the back of her skirt!
Last weekend she was busy creating. I just did a scrap page this week about my 'box' cupboard! Katie is SO creative at the moment, Denis and I are impressed with her ingenuity. Here she is busy making people out of toilet paper rolls, a bedroom with individual chocolate box beds and a small sultana box as a TV (mind you NO ONE has a TV in their bedroom!) LOVE IT!
My boy is coasting along ... getting back into online gaming with his Dad which is nice to see. Den is appreciative of the male bonding time Hugh is craving for. Still you will mostly find him outside kicking the football around. Weekend before last he got his first shiner at football ... worthy of a P52 photo of the week would you not say.
This week's P52 I spied while getting the mail out of my letterbox! Still in love with my 50mm lens and our early morning dew!
Now onto scrapping news, please click on all images for credits.
Fun! Fun! New additions to Nina's Designs:
Molly (aka Biograffiti) is doing the Digi Dare this week ... check it out ... provided some wonderful scrap therapy for yours truly:
Kathryn Wilson has a lovely new kit out: three things:
Some new goodies for Matrioshki Scrap Designs .... this mini kit below is for free for the August challenge: