Saturday, March 16, 2013


Well today is my birthday and I am celebrating in my craft room.  Last night we had take away pizza.  I have never actually had one delivered before and so decided that instead of going out for a meal that is what I wanted.  With the money I saved I bought easy cook meals for the rest of the weekend so I am being totally spoilt.
Peter and my mother have bought me a tablet for my birthday and I did spend rather a lot of time in bed with it this morning before I dragged myself into my craft room.  This morning has been spent on the computer updating my digi layouts.
Laughter was Anne's word for the week.  Here is my layout using various photos taken over the last few years.
The journalling I am putting on the reverse of this page really sums up laughter for me.
 What a gift! I think that one of the most important lessons I learnt from living in Tanzania is that you can laugh in any circumstance and that in time you will be able to laugh at most things. Just thinking about laughing makes me smile. I remember standing in our lounge in Dodoma praying while we waited for the taxi to bring us home for Peter's treatment in 2009. I prayed for safe travel, good medical care and laughter and it was granted. If I can laugh then I can laugh any time and it can heal at any time.
My other layout was using the photo I posted last week.  A bit twee but somehow that theme felt right for this one.
I am going to take various birthday photos later and will scrap them this week.  They may or may not appear by themselves.


  1. Happy Birthday Alison, all the best. I love you Laugh LO. Take care and be spoiled all week-end ! xxx

  2. Happy Birthday! Its a lovely layout...have a good weekend.

  3. Happy Birthday Alison. I love your photos of laughter.

  4. Happy Birthday Mary!
    I love you Laugh LO too!
    Wish you happiness and health!

  5. Belated Happy Birthday xxxx, missed this being away at the weekend!
    Hope you had a relaxing weekend with minimum cooking! What a good idea!
    Great laugh digi LO!