Thursday, 7 May 2015


Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe & sadly there is not peace everywhere these days.

I've been thinking about my mum a lot recently, it's almost a year since she passed away. 
This morning, whilst returning from Aberdeen, they were talking to people about their memories of VE Day and playing tunes from the time. Mum would have been just short of her 16th birthday and out at work - she left school at 14! I've no idea how she celebrated one of the many things we never got round to talking about.

I wanted to put a journal page together, originally thinking it might be retro enough for TIOT but that is 60's so cancel that plan :-(  and the lady in the picture is more 50's than 40's but she does remind me of mum so I'm sticking with her!!!

A piece of scrap paper that seemed grungy enough but still enough brightness to feel like light coming out of the dark days of war, a newspaper pape taken from today's local paper, assorted bunting in patriotic colours.

Tomorrow the papers will be full of election news of which I am heartily fed up so I say CELEBRATE our brave soldiers who did their best to keep us safe & free.


  1. A wonderful double journal spread sally and a lovely way to remember your mum.
    As for the TioT's theme, I think you have got a great display of retro colours, its all how you interpret the theme.
    Yvonne xx

  2. This is fantastic Sally!! Love all the bunting!! X

  3. This is an excellent journal page, so glad you entered it into the Craft Barn challenge - I hope you win.

  4. This is lovely Sally, thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  5. Love your spread, the newspaper articles is so cool and the bunting is fab.

  6. You've captured the mood so well of how the nation must have felt on that day.