Sunday, 2 September 2012

August in Numbers

I haven’t joined in for such a long time, I always keep meaning to!
Julie has been hosting this for a while now, encouraging us to keep track of our lives through the numbers it throws up. You can find it if you clickety-click here.

So here is mine;

19 – the amount of days that I wasn’t at work this month. This hasn’t happened since 2005. It is one of our busiest months at work and it is usually manic, however I have negotiated a 16 week reduction in hours which I started a couple of weeks ago and has left me feeling amazing already. I was also on holiday for 10 days....

2 – days spent at Chessington World Of Adventures having a brilliant time with the kiddie-winks. I made a minibook of it from the remnants of Echo Park’s Everyday Eclectic that I used to scrap with this month. I loved this collection.

1 – day spent in London to watch the men’s triathlon in Hyde Park. Afterwards we hiked into Trafalgar Square via Knightsbridge and Piccadilly, then a tube to The Tower and the Bridge to see the Olympic Rings. I was absolutely thrilled to go and soak up the atmosphere, an extraordinary day.
I used the great play-along project from Shimelle at UKS & Now For Something Completely Different to get these 4 photos of the day scrapped.
&NFSCD August (500x479)
And this is one from Hyde Park, for a weekly challenge on UKS.

340 – £’s spent so far on uniform for the three of them…….I wouldn’t mind so much if I thought it would still look good by Christmas Open-mouthed smile

1000 - miles driven in the car, approximately!

I have decided to scrap a page to record it as well;

So, that's it, I joined in, now I will pop round and see your numbers!


  1. 1000 miles? Blimey!

    We are yet to finish the uniform shopping - seems never ending!

    Love your scrapbook pages and your Chessington book :)

  2. More fab scrapping, Jen. I love the numkbers idea - so clever.
    Sue xx

  3. Absolutely love this page with the rays of paper. I think I understand the numbers bit now lol!

  4. Love the colours on that last page. Brilliant mini too, did you use a Bind-it-all? I'm thinking about one for my wish list but wondered about the cost of the bindings etc.

  5. Genius idea....and layout about August numbers...this would be perfect for me!!! X x x

  6. Your minibook completely puts me to shame - I bought some of the same range, to make a mini, and it's still sat there, un-started nevermind unfinished! I think I have minibook-block!

    Good to hear your reduced hours are having the desired effect and that you had a good time soaking up the Olympic atmosphere.

    Thanks for joining in - makes no difference to me whether people join in once, every month or every now and again - it's always lovely to have company whenever! You're on the board now:

    Happy September!

    Julie :-)

  7. Wonderful minibook of your adventures! Lovely papers & embellies. Cool layouts too.

  8. I love looking at all your scrapbooking. Fancy driving the 1000 miles.

  9. Gorgeous pages and well done on scrapping the numbers as well as blogging them. Something I've only managed once! Looks like you had a great time in London :)


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