Sunday, 31 August 2008

day 244

Day 244
Prompt 244
"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”
- Author Unknown

Oh so perfect we had a lovely meeting of our boat forum members this weekend, 22 boats and their crews all joining up for a fish and chip supper, music and drinks. I went to stay with DD at bedtime only to be followed to bed by DH some 6 hours later at 3 in the morning. Definately peace in our hearts during this wonderful stop off on our travels home.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

days 241-243

Day 243
Prompt 243
"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time."- Abraham Lincoln

But unfortunately it does keep on coming, if you're ready for it or not!
Day 242
Prompt 242

“Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.”
—Josie Bisset (b. 1970); Television actress

Busy going the other way in sizes thanks!

Day 241
Prompt 241

"Within sorrow is grace. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.”
- Wayne Muller; author, therapist, minister

Nothing to say to this prompt, just me.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

day 237-240

August 27, 2008
Day 240
Prompt 240
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900); writer, playwright

Real riches for us, and off to see the Queen's tomorrow.

Day 239
Prompt 239
"Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830); writer, essayist, literary critic

DD at her most greaceful.

Day 238
Prompt 238
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
—Anais Nin (1903-1977), author, diarist

Oh these have truely bloomed.

Day 237
Prompt 237

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
—Flavia Weedn; author, artist

I had thought I would lose a reasonable amount of weight over the 5 weeks of our holiday, but it's not come to that. So I'm picking up the pieces and just going to start again, back to the books and re-fired I'm doing too well to give up now.

day 236

August 23, 2008
Day 236
Prompt 236

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen.
- Robert Bresson

Oh easy - here she is!

Friday, 22 August 2008

day 235

Day 235
Prompt 235
"Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe"
St Augustine

Faith - I have faith in this child that she will try her hardest and be a caring individual as she grows. I hope I am proved right in the years to come.

day 234

Day 234
Prompt 234

I say to the moment: Stay now! You are so beautiful!
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We happened across this mountain bike roadshow, and it certainly made for some beautiful moments.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

day 233

Day 233
Prompt 233
I expect some new phases of life this summer, and shall try to get the honey from each moment.
-Lucy Stone

Well Sal has worked her magic on me for positive thinking today. After my weight gain last week and a maintain today I was all set to be gutted. But as she kindly pointed out I should be and now am chuffed with the fact that after 4 weeks holiday away from home with minimal cooking facilities I have still lost a pound over the month! I think I may have found a new positive phase and to celebrate here is me having one eighth of a muffin to celebrate.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

365 LO 33

A rebellion from me this week I'm afraid, I didn't fancy scrapping my picture of scrap stash. So here's another piccy from this week instead.

day 232

Day 232
Prompt 232
The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
- Laura Wilson

Oh life is certainly bright today out to lunch with friends and then off to see Mama Mia again as we loved it so much last week.

Monday, 18 August 2008

day 231

Day 231
Prompt 231
"The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack."
Aurelius Marcus

Poor old DH has to worry about this one from DD all the time, this is a standard response from DD when she's told to cool it!

day 230

Day 230
Prompt 230
"Every person in this life has something to teach me -- and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.”
- Catherine Doucette; author

DD doing her bit to teach me how to make my sides hurt with giggling, when we put her in the ducking stool in Christchurch!

Saturday, 16 August 2008

day 229

Day 229
Prompt 229
"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
- Frank Tyger

I did a lot of listening last night and talking too!

Friday, 15 August 2008

day 228

Day 228
Prompt 228
Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Oh this is so apt for DD she has been waiting for a day like this the whole time we've been here so far. This is the start of the creativity, it got worse Australia was the aim for the hole she dug next!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

day 227

Day 227
Prompt 227
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
-Emory Austin

Well we have had a great day Lynne Claire and I. Much silliness and chat and plenty of pics here is our version of singing anyway.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

365 LO 32

Here's my LO 32 and an extra shot of the stitching I used to carry on the zigzag edge feel to unite the edge and the matts for the picture.

day 226

Day 226
Prompt 226

The world is grand, awfully big and astonishingly beautiful, frequently thrilling.
-Dorothy Kilgallen

The scrapping world is too and I was thrilled to find these few items of stash to help beautify my world today.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

day 223, 224, 225

Day 225
Prompt 225
"Remember the feeling as a child when you woke up and morning smiled? It's time you felt like that again."
-Taj Mahal

Oh I'd love to re experience this feeling as at the moment we're tossing up on going home as the weather is spoiling the holiday quite a bit now.

Day 224
Prompt 224

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.."
Erma Bomback

Don't know about talent its taking real serious thinking to come up with LO's on the boat with so little stash with me.
Layout 32
Take your favourite quote from last week, scrap it. This weeks layout challenge is to add some hand stitiching to your layout!

Day 223
Prompt 223

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
-Leonardo da Vinci

Life is certainly simple for this superb animal.

Monday, 11 August 2008

day 222

Day 222
Prompt 222

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Ghandi Mahatma

Certainly an effort to get down to the beach to view the Needles but how satisfying to not be puffing and panting after the climb back up!

Friday, 8 August 2008

day 221

day 221
Prompt 221
“Appreciation...acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.”
- Alan Cohen; author

I certainly appreciate Dee, she is superb, even if she tires me a little at times. We've just had a ovley lunch and are off to enjoy the opening ceremony of the 29th modern Olympiad.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

day 219 and day 220

Day 220
Prompt 220
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68), American civil rights leader

I feel great today the sun has finally come out and we've made the beach even if it is a bit blowy.
Day 219
Prompt 219

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
- Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader
Do something charitable for others today

Ok going to splashdown just for Dee, I don't overly like it but it's all part of her holiday, so theres charitable for you.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

day 218

Day 218
Prompt 218
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”
- Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), poet

Oh how I wish I could stop this heart from ever breaking but that is not the way of the world is it. It will happen one day I just hope I will be there and she will come to me to help nurse the pieces till they mend.

Monday, 4 August 2008

365 LO 31

Here's my LO for this week using as required a novel or different product. I chose after a major search this rubberised wallpaper as a sand substitute to enhance the feel of the LO.

day 217

Day 217
Prompt 217
“No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
—Zig Ziglar (b. 1926), author, motivational speaker

I am looking to the brighter side here on the boat, as the other way is threatening more rain.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

365 LO 30

Here's my LO 30 with a slightly different piccy, due to an operator error, which lost the first one!

day 216

Day 216
Prompt 216
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
—Ashley Smith (b. 1978), author, speaker

We are definately doing this to the full, yesterday we visited Lulworth cove an old favorite of mine as I used to stay at the Castle inn there when down here for work every month. Then the wonders of Durdle Door which we all loved, the steep desent and ascent were well worth the beauty of nature, the wind was strong but the protection of the cliffs at the bottom meant many people were in the water. The sight of a hawk hovering watching prey was stunning, especially in such surroundings. We couldn't quite believe it though when I met my friends from Ireland at the bottom!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

day 215

Day 215
Prompt 215
Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling.Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working,playing, loving and living.
~ Haim Ginott

DD at her happiest with pencil, paintbrush or pastel in her hand, she just loses herself, definately the travel not the arrival.

Friday, 1 August 2008