Who would have bloomin well thought it whatsoever?
This lil nibble here got rave reviews from every single one of her teachers tonight. Although she is working towards a lower level than your average 12 year old, she got straight A's in all her assesments and efforts. Both Mark and I were flabbergasted. And pleased. And if you could have bottled the pride in her face, it would power a whole county for 5 years. Unfortch this lil nibble also has a cold and despite being offered some time off school, she was adammant that its to school she went. Talk about keen!
I also fell in love with a new exhibitor called Raspberry from the land of Oz.
Now everyone is raving about Pink Paislee being the boldest of new exhibits and it is a fab range. However, they got the ravest of reviews because they are from the US and had pre-destined designers toshowcase their products. But I like the underdog/unsung heroes in a contest and the little quiet corners of a show always have hidden gems. It tends to be "who shouts loudest" rules the day and I think these abbies got overlooked, quite shamelessly. But this corner of scrapdom has a gorgous range of papers. You must seek them out.
Whilst out in CHA I got to share a room with Emilie who works for Scrapbookmate. Ive never met anyone so organised for her years, so concise and dedicated too. I took some pictures of her whilst waiting in the carpark one afternoon. The light was perfect to showcase those amazing blue eyes. Typically a french beauty who couldnt avoid my camera. I mean, you just can't bypass beauty when you see it. I was so happy to take these for her :)
Mark and I have spent a lot of time together this past week and spent hours chatting on this sofa and catching up with Shameless - right through to season 4. Am gutted that Kev and Veronica are not in it anymore. Hate that Fiona and Stever left in season 2 as well. And from what I see of the current series (season 5) - its all about the maguires and they suck. Still love the gallaghers storylines but I hate the violence they portray. But i did get a whisper that Kev and "V" are making an appearnce this season. Hopefully it will pick up. Do you watch it?
And finally - those worried about the producers questions in my last blog entry. We are fine with the questions and so was Ellie. Its part of the documentry to get a better picture of what makes Ellie "Ellie". She is very very thin and yet eats so well. She is currently 36 lbs (2 stones and 8lbs) and should weigh 6 stones (Ave 12 year old weight). The whole point of the documentry is to follow her story to the US medical side of life, to reflect the pain of a child who cannot be "fixed" and to explain to those teens toying with the size zero phenomena that although Ellie is a size zero (infact she is much less - she is age 7 clothing), its a size she has no control of. Those teens messing with their bodies have a CHOICE to try being a size zero. Belle does not have that choice but is regularly judged because of it.
So that is where we are at. But don't worry - all is well in the Wiseman household :) And Belle says its ok to post her thin pictures because she thinks it will help others like her.