Monday, 20 May 2013

Project Life: Week Seven

This week was  half term for us and all the kids were sick at the beginning of it missing out on a chance to go and visit their grandparents.  They were better by Thursday so we managed a couple of days out to the park at NISV and the Wetlands in Newport.  I played around in Picassa for this week and amde a couple of simple collages which shows the cake we made and my birthday presents which arrived this week. 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013


There's a beautiful park hiddden in the centre of Newport called Belle-Vue Park.  This layout has highlighs of our sunny afternoon there last September.  I love this Maggie Holmes paper,  I've bought 2 more sheets of it since I made this layout!

This page is the 9th of 40 pages I intend to complete before my birthday in February 2014.

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Monday, 13 May 2013

Project Life: Week Six

Another review for Andy this week as he went to see Paloma Faith in the CIA.  We were naughty and had Dominos for tea on Friday night and a pic of Seren reading in new glasses.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Holiday Disaster

When we went on holiday to Tenby last summer the car broke down on the way, We has to wait a few hours in a small village where the coffee shop and toilets were closed!

This page is the 8th of 40 pages I intend to complete before my birthday in February 2014.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Project Life: Week Five

This week was my birthday week, therefore there's a few cards about my presents and the drinks we had on the week end.  It aslo includes Andy's first review of the year, a Johnny Cash tribute show and these great journalling cards from the In a Creative Bubble shop.

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

REVIEW: Stars of Strictly Come Dancing - Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas


Famous from the BBC 1 show Strictly Come Dancing Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas are touring the UK again with more dates and a longer show, performing on 
Wednesday night in St Davids Hall, Cardiff.  Having been dancing since they were children they quickly became Champions in their respective fields before it was Strictly Come Dancing in 2011 that brought them together in the UK .  Joining them on the tour are Ryan Hammond and Lindsey Muckle who have recently appeared on Got to Dance.
From the opening few numbers which included 2 Cha-Cha-Cha numbers, one from each of the couples, you could tell it was going to be a night to enjoy.  The set while elegant and simple didn’t detract for the dancers and the lighting transformed it blending in beautifully with each dance.
The first act ended with a passionate Tango from Chicago performed by the whole company leaving the audience excited about the second half.
Mike Newman was the perfect host, keeping the interaction with the audience light and humorous all night as there was plenty of opportunities for audience participation through the whole show including a very revealing Q&A section where you felt like you were getting to know the performers.
Highlights from the second act included the opening Dirty Dancing sequence and a gorgeous Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years, from Twilight.  I really enjoyed the Jive to Footloose from are Ryan Hammond and Lindsey Muckle.  There was only one disappointing part of the show and that was that we only had one dance where Pasha was shirtless, the Pasodoble where he displayed his stunning cape skills.

REVIEW: Rent 20th Anniversary Concert

A Monday night is not always the best night to go out but tonight it became the best night out I have had in a long time as I went to see Rent 20th Anniversary Concert at St David’s Hall in Cardiff.
Rent is a Tony Awards winning rock musical based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme. Set in New York City portraying the story of a group of friends struggling survive under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Despite the many technical problems that blighted the first half the cast did not once let this affect their performance.  I can’t single out out one person from the cast as each one portrayed their part stunningly well and from the very first number their performances gave me chills.
My favourite songs in the first half were It's OK, Over the Moon and La Vie Bohème. In the second half I really enjoyed Take Me or Leave Me and Seasons on Love. The emotion portrayed on stage throughout the whole performance told the whole story without the need for a full set. You really felt that the whole cast were performing their hearts out for our entertainment.
One night in Cardiff is nowhere near enough, hope you come back soon for a repeat performance.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Blues Brothers

This layout is of the boys in new Alvin and the Chipmonks T-shirts that they loved.  The design on the t-shirts didn't last long as they came off in the first wash in the machine. 

Also, this week I played with my new Amy Tangerine Stitching template to create the clouds and the sun.  Love it!

This page is the 7th of 40 pages I intend to complete before my birthday in February 2014.