Okay. Anyway. We took the eurostar and stayed at this FABULOUS apartment. Homeaway couldn't hack it for this trip (breaks my heart, but it's true) but we really lucked out with this one. We needed two separate apartments, but the stuck us in the same building, right on top of each other. So it was fine.
Oh my word. We left the house early enough to wait in the long-ass line at King's Cross for...drumroll please...PLATFORM NINE AND THREE QUARTERS!!!!
We saw it last year, but we didn't have a chance to stand in line back then. The people who work there are SUPER nice, they have the four scarves to chose from and a handful of different wands (someone stole the Snape!!!!) and even a pair of little HP glasses. And they take your pic which you can buy for ten bucks, or they'll let you take your own, and they're super patient about it. They're not allowed to take a pic of you with your own phone or camera, but this one gal was on her own and didn't speak any English, so he asked if anyone in the crowd was willing to help her out and take it. How kind is that?!?!
We did the typical Three Days of Tourists Traps, hit the hot spots and took thousands of pictures. Nick and Kenny took a day tour to Normandy and the kids and I spent that day at the CUTEST playground just down the road from the apartment.
Before Kenny and Michelle got here, we had a week with Grandma Jane to ourselves. We went to the Science Museum (very cool, but not as cool as the Transport Museum) and one day we headed over to Burton on the Water to explore the Cotswolds. It was so gorgeous I can barely stand it. And for some reason my pictures of that day are crap.
I can't decide about this new kit I got for scrapbooking. I wanted it to look like Project Life, but I don't want to actually do Project Life. I love love LOVE the way flesh and blood scrapbooks look, but that just ain't happening. And so far, digital is a pale comparison to actual Project Life. Which sucks, but what else can I do?
I was going to get this kit but for reasons I can't remember right now, I didn't. I wanted more, maybe? Who knows. So I got these card templates, they're layered files and you clip in whatever papers and stuff you have. I figured that would be the best of both worlds, tons of cards, then a completely independent set of papers- I wouldn't have to pick crap colors to get cool cards or vice versa. I picked this pack for the paper bc I loved the green, but now I hate it and don't want to look at it anymore. Ugh.
Any scrappers out there wanna help me out? Anyone? Anyone?