Problems, problems, problems. I have been trying for weeks to upload photos to my blog but I couldn't select the photos I to upload. Today Rhona suggested I try using Google Chrome and see if that changed things. Hey presto, I am back in working order again!
Me in Ciaran's room trying to get a half decent self portrait.
Once the tree is gone then I know Christmas is really over and it will soon be time to go back to school.
Before with feet
After with feet still in same position!
We were lucky with the weather this year. We often have rain on Christmas Day, however it was a fine day. New Years Eve was a different story - after the extreme heat and humidity we had thunder, lightening and rain but it didn't last too long. I stood on the veranda and watched the fireworks going off to see in the New Year. Chez was in bed already - he never has been much of a happy happy New Year person.New Years Day itself saw big black clouds gathering and we could see rain out at sea. The wind picked up, the temperature dropped (so happy to have cooler weather!) and it rained and rained and rained......... I wasn't complaining, the garden needed a good soaking.
New Years Day in sunny South Africa
With just Chez and myself at home New Years Day was very peaceful and relaxing. Ciaran was still in the Seychelles and Caelen went to Albert Falls Dam with friends for the big New Years' Eve party that they have there every year. I spent quite a bit of time playing around on the computer making journalling cards that I thought I might be able to use for Project Life this year. Yes, one of my goals is to complete a whole year of Project Life. This is something I have wanted to do for some time. I did start a few years ago on my own - no kit etc but I didn't keep it up. Rhona, on the other hand has been very good and she did keep it up. Claire, Emily and I are all going to do Project Life this year. I am really looking forward to it. I was going to start when I got to England but have decided not to wait till then but get started here without having the kit then continue when I get to England using the kit that Rhona has waiting for me when I arrive. Then I had the luck to be drawn as one of three winners who would each receive a place in the Digital Project Life class with Jessica Sprague as well as a free digital kit from the Project Life collection. How is that for a great start to 2013?
There's my name - first on the list.
The course started on Monday 7th January. This was our last week of school which meant I would be able to spend some time getting to grips with the materials etc. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot. It was just what I needed to help me with Photoshop Elements. I bought Elements 10 last year but needed help in using it properly. I managed to complete Week 1 and was very pleased with my effort. Hopefully now I will be able to continue for the rest of the year and produce fairly decent pages. Of course, true to form I am behind by 2 weeks but I want to see what I can accomplish tomorrow. Even if I get Week 2 done that will be better than nothing.
Week 1 Page 1 - My very first page of Project Life using the Cherry Edition
Week 1 Page 2
I really started off well, writing every day in the new journal that I bought. Then last week we went back to school full time. I never even gave writing in the journal a thought - too much else to think about and get done just to survive the week. I will definitely make more of an effort from now on. If I canmanage to do 1 post every week then I'll be happy.