Thursday, October 19, 2006

History Matters.

Yesterday was the 17th October 2006 Make history with us by taking part in the biggest blog in history.

'One Day in History' is a one off opportunity for you to join in a mass blog for the national record. They want as many people as possible to record a 'blog' diary which will be stored by the British Library as a historical record of our national life.

Write your diary here reflecting on how history itself impacted on your day - whether it just commuting through an historic environment, discussing family history or watching repeats on TV.

My Entry
I had a migraine on Monday so had a lie in on Tuesday as it was my day off and got up around midday. Started the day with a bowl of muesli and mug of coffee while checking my emails and the latest news online. I then headed out to the Tourist Centre in Rothesay where I volunteer for our local genealogy group 'Bute Sons and Daughters' by helping people to start tracing their family history on the island. It was a quiet afternoon with only one enquiry but I did manage to find his grandparents and their family in our records. I had stew and chips for dinner and then out to our one screen cinema to watch 'The Sentinel' with lots of salted popcorn. The day had started off dry but chilly but by the time the film finished we had a downpour and finished the day wrapped up in a blanket watching television. before heading to bed with a book to read.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Organised - Nearly :-)

My storage unit arrived and it took me a whole day to unpack it and put it together, its actually really solid for a flat pack and the shelves and drawers are good and sturdy and a great size to easily hold all my craft bits including 12x12.

  • I've put my various albums and 12x12 cardstock and papers on the top two shelves.

  • My artbin satchels, organiser boxes, and sizzix cases holding unmounted stamps on the second shelf.

  • The two small drawers hold photos, small 7 gypsies albums, peeloffs, mat stacks and rub-ons.

  • The deep drawer holds 12x12 ziplock bags with pages in progress, page kits, scrap patterned paper and cardstock, 12x12 sticker envelopes holding various sizes of stickers.

  • The shelf next to the deep drawer has my drawer unit filled with wood mounted stamps, on top my 8.5x11 cardstock, vellum and tag papers, beside it an A5 ringbinder with details of what stamps and punches i have and a similar binder with details of the clubscrap kits and stamps.

  • The bottom shelves hold spare page protectors, an expanding 12x12 paper holder, a k&co kit still in the box to pretty to use, various plastic artbin and storage boxes and boxes of photos.

I think I may be organised at last !