Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A few thoughts

Its been awhile again since I last blogged, and not without the best of intentions. Most of the time I struggle to think of what I want to say, I mean its not like I have children with lots going on in their lives to share or scrap about. But I do have a lot of things going through my mind, whether you think they're shareable I guess is up to you.

  • I'm astounded that with all the trouble the Minister of Education had created this year, that she has kept her portfolio. Have you noticed that she has never fronted to cameras but always left someone else to answer for the Novopay mess. That's just shamefully wrong.
  • I learnt on the news tonight that NZ has one of highest rates of child abuse in the developed world. That makes me so sad and angry at the same time.
  • I worry this world won't be around in a liveable state for our children's children - and there's me with none but still it concerns me.
  • I don't understand why someone's belief in God whichever religion that maybe, in whichever country, means they have to kill others if they don't believe in their religion. What makes their God better than mine? Maybe I'm naive but I wouldn't have thought believing in something good would mean killing others. Why can this world not just agree to disagree and get on with it.
  • eating celery does not in anyway shape or form help in stopping power surges - yes ladies I'm talking about menopause, you heard it here first :)
  • Temperatures of 30° absolutely kill me. Give me a nice balmy 25° any day
  • I have an extraordinary bunch of online friends at jellybean scrappers that I'm grateful to have <3
  • My sister-inlaw has just engaged :)
  • This year I've decided to embrace project life - albeit with a bit of a twist.
So, all of that has been running round my head lately, some of it not nice, some of it I can do nothing about, it just is what it is, and yes I am a worry wort :) If you've read this far you're doing well it was pretty dark at he start, so I better end with a bit of light entertainment - here's my latest attempt at C'est Magnifique

Theres a lot I love about this layout. The paper is Graphic 45 Ladies Diary, I just drooled when this paper came out, mind you have you seen their latest releases at CHA? - oh I can't wait for those to come out either :) Then theres the photo, its my Grandmother and my Great-Grandmother. I love that they used to dress so well whenever they went out with everything matching, hat, gloves, handbag, very classy.  Ive thrown a little texture pasture on with a Prima stencil, and one of their zips, some muslin and a scrap of some lace I had in my stash. I love how it all came together.

Thanks for popping by, promise I won't be quite so dark next time!


  1. LOve the layout Megan - absolutely gorgeous- perfect photo for the papers- love it all! Where did you get the zip from?

  2. Gorgeous layout. I can't believe the Minister of Education is still in the job either. I do hear you on the power surges too. :)

  3. Megan you are such a considerate, deep soul.
    You express yourself with such love and concern, that is why we lubs you so much. On top of that you are an amazing scrapper... :)

  4. Megan .. lurv the layout and G45 "Ladies Diary" are my all time absolutely favs to 'play' with xxx

  5. Oh, your layout is absolutely stunning! So full of gorgeousness!

    I loved reading through your thoughts. And I just had to say how much I completely agree with what you said about religion. SO true. I feel that as long as you have a faith of some sort, live has a bigger meaning- and that most certainly does not include killing others to "protect" it. Very sad.

    Thanks so much for sharing :)


  6. I like the heat. Apart from that, I'm with you on everything else!

  7. I don't often agree with everything someone says, but by crikey Megan, I totally agree with you (except I can't comment on the celery... the joys of that part of my life are yet to come and they can stay away for as long as they like :-)

    So are you going to share with us your project life with a twist?

  8. Congratulations Megan. Your layout has been selected as one of the featured layouts for the C'est Magnifique Kits January Sketch Challenge! We love the way you have taken this amazing photo and created such a stunning vintage layout.