Thursday, 19 June 2008

16 Week Challenge - City and Country

For this opposites challenge we had to use the words City and Country. I chose Bath and the two pictures show the huge differences that there are in one city. We can see the old streets of the centre of town and the rolling countryside from just outside the city centre.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Culture Day

Today was culture day at college. It is always an interesting day as we have displays from several countries represented at the college, national dress, traditional food and then a concert of music and entertainment from several different nationalities.

On the left are 3 girls from Eastern Europe - Russia or Ukraine. On the left is a group of Vietnamese students.

The picture on the left shows the Vietnamese student's table. There is information about their country behind them on the wall, a computer showing pictures of their country and there was some lovely pork and sticky rice to eat! On the right is a table from the Indian students.

In the afternoon there was a short concert. This consisted of 5 Vietnamese students singing a traditional song. From left to right they are Yun, Lynn, Christine, Helen and Chloe.

A chinese girl called Cindy sang a solo, another Chinese girl called Stephanie played the piano and a British student, Sunny, representing India played drums.

Sunny and Krishan then entertained us with their version of Signature - they were BRILLIANT! So funny and so entertaining. And they only decided to do this at lunchtime so they had 2 hours to rehearse!

After that we had some groups - Nigerians talking about their national dress and singing the National Anthem, followed by a group of Vietnamese singing their national anthem and finally the malaysian students sang together.

Overall a very entertaining afternoon.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Scrapping challenge

I have just completed the layout for week 4 which was to choose 2 words from Fire/Earth/Wind/Water. My chosen words were Fire and Water.

I am using this as part of my Disney scrapbook as the photographs are taken from the Backlot Tour at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. They were from our visit in October 2006.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Saturday 14th June Barbecue

Isn't British weather a pain!

Saturday morning the weather was lovely! Hot and dry and ideal for a barbecue. And fine all day until about 6pm when Frank started cooking! About 10 minutes later it was pouring with rain. Here are a couple of photos of him finishing off the cooking!

Sunday 8th June 2008 - Tall Ship day

For Frank's birthday last year the three of us bought him a day on a tall ship. And Sunday was the day he chose to go.

Lizzie was already in Southampton as she had been visiting her grandmother and little cousins down there so Frank and I drove down on Saturday to join her. Sunday morning the three of us went to Portsmouth so that Frank could start his day on the tall ship. Thankfully the weather was lovely! Calm and hot so not much chance of their being anyone seasick on the boat.

The photo on the right is the ship that they went on! It is called Artemis.

It was 10am when the passengers got on the ship and it sailed at about 10.15. Frank soon got chatting to the other people who were enjoying the same experience. There were several ladies waving off their husbands and they planned to spend the day shopping. Lizzie and I did a little shopping but had a leasurely lunch and then sat with a glass of cider for a couple of hours and watched the activity in the harbour.

Frank's sister, Carolyn, her husband Peter and Frank's Mum came to Portsmouth to wait for Frank to come back, so that they could talk to him about his day out. He had caught a little bit of sun and had a really relaxing day I think. He said he thoroughtly enjoyed his day! I hope he did!