Just a quick post from me this evening. I feel like I want to curl up in my bed and not come out until the sun shines properly and there is some good news.
This is just some of the horrid stuff: Yesterday I had a minor car accident and narrowly avoided a serious one where a car had turned over. A friend of a friend was found at Beachy Head last week. Timmy Macoll, a local Naval chap, is still missing in Dubai and it is now 3 weeks since he was last seen. With Father's Day tomorrow, I am hurting on behalf of his 2 children (same age as ours) and his pregnant wife. We have friends in common, one of whom is a serving police officer who must be beside himself with how helpless it feels not to be able to go searching for him. As a show of support, thousands of us have tied yellow ribbons to trees and lamp posts near our houses. We just wish we could do more.
As it happens, I still haven't shared all of the layouts I completed at the retreat and this one is about all about love and includes a yellow ribbon - my friends, Pete and Nina on their wedding day 5 years ago. I used a sketch from a friend so I apologise that I can't remember who it originated from.
I used My Mind's Eye in a variety of collections because they all seem to mix and match well together and this is why I love them! I'm pleased with this layout - it has lots of texture and I love the colours and the layers. I'd forgotten how much I like to use ribbon roses too.
Bye for now