I quite like the idea of blogging on a Saturday. It's an achievable target, and I think something I can probably convince myself to keep up with - after all, it's once once a week, see? Even I can do something that only requires effort once a week. The nice thing about this is that I can save up all the highlights and best bits from my week, and exclude all the rubbish that I'd rather forget (and there is plenty of that if this week is anything to go by!).
So, this weeks 'top picks'
- catching up with my American starlet, Keiara - this girl is a seriously talented lampwork artist, and I have *tons* of her gorgeous beads. It had been a while since we had talked, and I kept her yapping for nearly two hours! I love the way some people bring out the babbler in me.
- getting through some tough deadlines at work - it's been a mad week but I broke down a few barriers with some senior people and wow did that feel good! It's great to do such a varied and influential role at work, and I love having the opportunities to speak at conferences and what-not, but even I still get nervous around the bigwigs back at the office!
- getting sign off for my fab course - Certificate in Training Practice, which will get me membership to a professional body for Training - I'm so pleased that my work are supporting this, but I'm also really nervous as it's going to be really hard work. Still, at only a year long, it's worth the effort!
- having a great time at my scrapbook class with Phill at honeypot crafts, who has just started a brilliant blog with tutorials for all the amazing cards he designs. The classes I attend (when I actually turn up - sorry again Phill!) are a lot of fun, and it's great for me to try and be disciplined about my work. Phill's shop is also one of my favourite places - there's always something new I just have to take home with me!
Scrapbooking has become a new hobby of mine courtesy of Phill - I really like the idea of saving important memories. I'm really rubbish at it right now, but like everything I will get better, and as a challenge to myself I thought I'd show you my first scrapbook changes now, and then update you with the finished product when it's done!
So, without further ado...