Tuesday, 12 January 2016

T on Tuesday

I am joining Elizabeth for T on Tuesday with a photo from last week... it was my 60th Birthday on the 4th January!  This is me in yellow with my much younger bff Louise... our two boys have been friends since primary school. Chris arranged a lovely meal for me with friends and Christopher and we had a lovely evening.
Louise, Sarah and Chris...
and my son, Christopher, who drove for an hour in horrendous rain to join us for dinner.

I have to admit that I failed at the outset of this year... said I would blog regularly and this my first post! LOL   I have been busy honest... putting away Christmas and then my birthday and then starting the diet...
yes... back on the green smoothies for breakfast... 
and I have done some scrapbooking!
This was a page I did for a class I taught to a group of ladies on the 6th January.
It was a lovely class, the 15 ladies were total non-crafty types and they had such fun putting their pages together.
This is the slide out tag for the details of the photo.
and a scrap page of when Chris and I visited Lake Louise in Banf in Alberta when we were living in Calgary. 
I know... and it really feels great to be getting back into crafting mode again after such a long time of feeling mojo less and drifting in the sludge of too much stuff, too many jobs around the house and trying to find a new routine.


  1. Well, looks to me like you got a lot done. Happ belated birthday, glad you got a nice dinner with friends and family. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Great journal page and Happy Belated Birthday! What a fun dinner it looks like you had!

  3. OMGosh, Annette. I have remembered every year for the past three years and even written it in my calendar to remind me it's your birthday on the 4th. Talk about being out of sorts! These past few months have been worse than if I were working two full time jobs and keeping my house clean and organized, too. So I felt like a dufus when I read that I had missed your birthday. Happy belated, dear.

    It looks like you had a great birthday, though. And both Chris and Christopher looked good. It was wonderful that Christopher made it to your party.

    Your smoothie looks rather non-appetizing, but I suspect it tastes rather good. And of course, it is quite healthy, too.

    Loved the scrapbook pages you made for the women to see and copy. I see you used your die cutter, too. What a joy it must be.

    Thanks for sharing your birthday, your smoothie, and your scrapbook pages with us for T this Tuesday. And please accept my apologies for a very belated, but well intentioned, happy birthday.

  4. Happy birthday to you!!! I have to say you certainly do not look 60 and you look so wonderful in that bright sunny yellow! I actually like green smoothies:) but don't have any for my breakfast. Beautiful scrapbook pages! Happy T day!

  5. What a lovely gathering for your birthday.
    Two beautiful LOs Annette - glad you are getting back into crafting.
    Toni xx

  6. Happy Birthday! Lovely scrapbook pages.
    Happy T day!

  7. Lovely to "see" you back Annette.
    Fun photos...hope you are still celebrating your beautiful life.
    Happy T Day oxo
    p.s. lovely scrapbook pages too!

  8. Happy Birthday--it looks like you had a wonderful celebration with friends and family. The class you taught must have been lots of fun for the ladies. Looking forward to seeing your mojo return as you are certainly a source of inspiration for me!

  9. Happy Birthday Annette, great pictures from what sounds like a great celebration. Fast heading to 60 myself!!

  10. Happy belated birthday! Sounds as if you had a fun time of it.
    I had a chuckle about your comment regarding blogging. I'm constantly saying I'm going to do better about it and then everything gets in my way.

  11. What lovely time you look to be having! Happy 60th! I love you pages too! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  12. Happy 60th!! Your class sounds like it was a lot of fun and a good mojo jumper. ;)
    Happy T-Day! :)

  13. Well Happy Birthday dear...you look fabulous! Beautiful scrapbook pages...and reminds me that I'm way behind on photos! happy T day!

  14. Annette, i really love your scrapbook pages.. I have alot of scrapbooking in my future. What lovely ideas you have given me. Happy Belated birthday and Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  15. a wonderful wintery scrapbook page!
    happy rest of the week:) and best belated birthday wishes, too!

  16. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you.I think you had a great start this year with teaching and being with your loved ones.
    Wishing you a wonderful week

  17. Happy birthday! It looks like you're having fun. I'm always grateful when someone shares craft/art ideas with me. I'll bet that was a treat :)

  18. Happy Birthday. My 60th is in June. I'm not looking forward to being 'in my 60's' but I suppose its better than the alternative! I've been doing some scrapbooking too and thoroughly enjoying it. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy doing it. Love your layouts, mine are not quite as arty as yours. x


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