As you know, it’s desk visiting day over at the The Stamping Ground and Julia is waiting patiently for everyone to link a picture of their work spaces as she does every Wednesday, so without further ado, here’s mine.
I’m still working on layouts.
The one of my brother that I was working on last week is now finished and on My Heritage Blog and I’ve also put on another page of Mum & Dad’s Wedding, which you’ve may have already seen on here when I was working on it, but it never made it to the other blog.
The one I’m working on now is actually a remake of the very first double page LO I ever created.
I was never very happy with these originally LOs, the papers were of poor quality and my artistic flare was nowhere to be seen as you can tell, so I decided I would do the two pages again using some of the original embelishments, including the journaling tag I made and now I’m happy with it I think.
The pages are of my Great Grand Mother and her extended family on their annual jaunt to the hop fields of Kent, hence my blog post heading.
The photos are from various years, my dad was seven in the one of him in the hop bines, so that was taken in 1930 and at least one of the others was from 1951 so the family tradition carried on for many years.
The finished pages are on my other blog too, together with a first-hand account from my 2nd cousin Roy Jenner who’s featured in the photo from 1951.
In it he recounts one of their train journeys down to Goudhurst from London.
It’s well worth a read if you get a minute because it really does give you a feel for the era.
Roy lives out in Auckland now and is a talented crime writer, in fact the book I’m reading of his at the moment, 'There’s No Hiding Place' is set in London and Goudhurst in Kent!
Well that’s it for another week.
I’ll be by tomorrow to see what you’re all up to as I’m out on my broomstick tonight, Lol!
Happy Halloween and