I had a go at scrapbooking some old holiday photos yesterday. It was May 1996, the school was on half-term holiday so we decided to take Nicholas (7) and Lucy (4) to the Isle of Wight for the week on the train. We stayed in a little old fashioned B&B with evening meal in Sandown, just a few streets away from the lovely sandy beach. Despite a mixed bag of weather, we had a lovely time!
It’s a big project of mine to scrap all our holidays. A few years ago I took all the photos out of the old ‘sticky’ albums and used these albums from Arrowfile, who also sell lots of different inserts or page protectors to go in them. So it’s another take on Project Life!
The big story of the holiday that I want to tell you today is
‘The tale of the lost blanket’!
Lucy had a little yellow blanket that went everywhere with her and she would clutch it in her fists while sucking her thumb, a proper comfort blanket. You know the sort, it got dirty, torn, and gradually got smaller and smaller until there was just bit of the satin border left! We weren’t quite at that stage at this point, the blanket was still whole and intact. But, when we got home, we realised that she had left it in the bed at the B&B! EEEK!! What to do? We had to buy a new blanket quick, so she could have it for bedtime, and after a bit of telephoning round, luckily the big department store in our town had the exact same blanket in stock, PHEW!
The proprietor of the B&B, Mrs Jessop found the blanket and returned it to us in the post a few days later. So then we had a spare one just in case it happened again! So a happy ending to my story
I am linking up with Sian for Storytelling Sunday.