Sunday 4 September 2011

My Holiday's Almost Over

I've had such a lovely time off work and I'm really not forward to going back to work tomorrow :(

On Friday I met up with friends for coffee and then, because the weather was so gorgeous, I decided to cut the grass.  Two lessons learnt: Doing the jobs you least like can sometimes be the most rewarding and If the blade on the lawnmower isn't sharp is there really any point in cutting the grass!

Yesterday didn't turn out as I had planned.  Paul went to work on Friday, parked in his usual place and then got clamped.  In fact five of his colleagues also got clamped yet the clamping company say the signs have been up for ages, doesn't sound like it.  Anyway, they've towed his car away and the man I was talking to couldn't understand why we weren't going to pay £370 to get the car released when the car only cost £130!  I love a cause, a fight and helping others so I'm going to contact all the other companies on the industrial estate he was parked on to see how many, in total, got caught out.  I have a couple of witnesses to say the signs were only put up the day the clamps were put on so I'm going to try and find a few more.........I'll keep you posted.  The lesson learnt: Private clamping rules and regulations are fascinating.

Today I managed to cut my pages for my Learn Something New Every Day album:
I've decided to go for autumnal colours and I'm hoping to decorate the cover and the first couple of pages tonight.

I also managed to get the Starting Point layout done today, not the new one posted yesterday but the one from a few weeks ago.  It's a challenge I really love and, if you're stuck for time, it can make a layout come together really quickly:
Now I'm off to sort out more parking stuff and then have dinner with my mum.

Hope you've all had a good weekend
Jo xx


Jo.C said...

Good luck with that - you need Watchdog on your case! Clamping should not be allowed.

Alison said...

Good luck with the've certainly learned some interesting lessons!
Alison xx

Michelle S said...

Love the colours of ur album!

Bloody clampers...grrrr!

Sian said...

Best of luck Jo! I'm a bit of a one for a cause too, so I'm right behind you

Donna said...

Ooh I love autumn colours. can't wait to see what you do with your book.

Sandra said...

This really is fabulous Jo, So much interest in it