Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Week In The Life

I've never really hunted out projects. I just mill around sites and blogs looking for inspiration. However, while milling a few weeks ago, I came across Ali Edward's blog. Yes, this was the first time I'd ever visited... *GAWK* Yes, I know, don't ask, I have no idea how I haven't been there before.

So apart from the HUGE scrappy inspirational resource bucket I  uncovered, something else caught my eye. Ali's Week in the Life project. Honestly, I think it's a fantastic idea. Documenting everyday 'stuff' is something I rather enjoy and who says scrapbooking has to be for special memories only? Your daily memories ARE special, right? Trust me on this.

From the kitty lounging in the sun...


To The Boy putting my Go-go kit on top of the door (I'm 5ft, the door is about 6 1/2 ft)...


...which I spent 5 minutes trying to knock down and failing causing much hilarity for him and grouchiness for me.

 I actually loved this idea so much I've been documenting this last week, also because I've been wedding dress shopping and as irritating as I've found it, I know I'll want to remember it. So I'm documenting my wedding planning ^_^ (How snowed under will I be at this rate! *lol*) It was really interesting, even more so as I work in a secure office and I think taking photo's of personal data or having a camera out would have me sacked! So the camera was away for a big part of my day, yet I still got alot of photos. This really was quite a surprise for me, I expected it to be much harder than it was.

I also found my photography skills improved too, I played with the settings more and more and have some photo's that are fabulous and fun. Be brave, it's worth it.

Anyhow, Ali does this every year and this year, she's chosen 25th July to 31st July. So, I'll be giving it a go, it's free and should be alot of fun. Camera battery charged, memory card cleared, essential chocolate supplies, CHECK!


 So it is with renewed vigour I approach this project and quite alot off enthusiasm. All that remains is for me to get The Boy on board!

Funnily enough, Shimelle, of errrmmm, Shimelle.com fame had a guest spot there yesterday. Guess what the subject is... Have a click, take a peek HERE. *watch the video*

Oh and I meant to mention, I've cleared my work desk too!
*chuckles* Hope some of you will join me :)

6 comments:

Fifi-T said...

I love week in the life because unlike project life it is much less of a commitment, I'm sure that you'll enjoy it

Sandra said...

I must admit I don't think I've really checked out her bog either, have I been living on mars or something lol. I do like the idea too, thanks for the heads up!

C. Camp said...

I haven't heard of 'week in the life' but will be following your progress. Mmm I want a chocolate orange now!

Claireliz said...

Have fun with Week in the life & shame on the boy for putting your GoGo kit on the door out of reach, you should've stomped on his toes in your Docs....you're small but mighty lol.
C
xx

nerllybird said...

Fab! Been there, made myself a follower...now I just need to look at that week-long thingy. I've been thinking a lot recently about documenting the every day stuff, and doing a single week is a brilliant idea. Thanks for the inspo!
Helen S

vixen said...

loving your kitty photos and the chocolate orange had me wanting choccy lol like the idea of the 'week in the life' but never able to keep up with classes. though its a right week for having ago due to being 6 weeks holiday here lol so may have a go.

Im doing Shimelle's new Explore class as I was lucky enough to win the class but due to family commitments I'm rather behind :( determind to catch up though,