Wasn't it a great thing? Now I just feel annoyed whenever I go back to my Pinterest. My carefully cultivated feed of visual inspiration is now clogged up with recipe pins and sewing ideas "picked for me" just because I once set up a board to pin some gluten free recipes to, and a board of some specific sewing projects.
And recipes for triple chocolate cheesecake marked "picked for you" when you are gluten and dairy free and have been for nearly 30 years is really rubbing salt into the wound.
Obviously Pinterest have to find some way of monetising the site but I did enjoy "curating" my feed as well as my board so I just feel my blood pressure rising every time I go there! And, no, a recipe for bunny shaped easter pancakes won't cheer me up, thanks.
2. I've been scrapping my way through the trip photos with my favourite pages of the photobook so far being the one about the Roald Dahl museum, incorporating photos of the signage around the museum:
I am using this photobook template set to scrap them:
3. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to the store this weekend:
1. It's pouring with rain and blowing a gale today, but last weekend it was sunny and - incredibly - still.
So we decided to celebrate the first day of autumn with a trip to the marine reserve at Island Bay (just down the road) to explore the snorkel trail.
3. It was idyllicand we did see lots of fairly large fish and some sea urchins but the main sight was the seaweed forests. And it was initially so cold that I found it really hard to breathe at first (hardly surprising as my only other snorkelling experiences were in Rarotonga, Vanuatu and a Singapore waterpark!)
4. But it was also a bit soupy and fairly nutrient rich smelling by the rocks where we entered and rinsed out the snorkels and inadvertently imbibed a small amount of water. And both The Husband and I found ourselves spending a little more time than usual in the bathroom over the next couple of days. (Which was worse for him than me, as I was working from home but he was travelling and having interviews). So as experiences go I would only give it a pass mark, except for the fact that Daughter-Two loved it.
5. We went from there to Seatoun, just around a few bays, to jump off the wharf - but by then normal Wellington service had resumed and the wind had picked up, making it choppy and chilly. But they jumped twice each. It was too cold for me to wade into the water to get decent shots, so I had to lean over the edge of the wharf.
Another album that makes it easy to create multi-photo photobooks of travels or event. Just drag and drop your photos into the templates and add your journaling and any other extra touches that you wish. Save your pages as jpegs and use them to create a 'single photo per page' photobook.