Always Take the Scenic Route – Scrapbook Page. Some of you may know that my Papercraft passion started with creating Scrapbook pages, but I seem to have less time to do any now. Well, I am going to see if I can change that, and I want to bring some Scrapbook pages to my followers.
Scrapbook pages are a great way to record both important events and the everyday. There is actually part of me that thinks the everyday is almost more important to record than the important events. Important events will probably be recorded as a matter of routine, but who records the everyday? How will future generations know about the everyday if we don’t record it? I love looking through old family pictures and seeing what we got up to.
Today’s page features a photo that was taken about 30 years ago (which is scary of itself). I took a holiday of a lifetime to Sri Lanka. When I was very young my Father was a Tea Broker, in fact after he did his National Service, he went straight into Tea Broking. He lived in both India and Ceylon (as it was then) before he married my Mother. When I was very young he would go back for what seemed like months. He would always return with a new party dress for me, generally with the most amazing embroidery or smocking on the front.
So, it seemed destined that one day I would go to Sri Lanka to see all the places I had heard so much about when I was a child. October 1987 was when it happened. Three weeks in the most fascinating part of the world I had travelled to. I travelled with a small group of people I had not met before, but we got to know each other well over the trip. We went off the tourist routes much of the time, spending time on both Tea and Rubber Estates, as well as in small Rest Houses. Some how we managed to miss the troubles that were going on at the time, just.
A truly amazing holiday. Have I inspired you to start your collection of Scrapbook pages?
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