Monday, 14 April 2008
I had fun creating this layout about the games I played when I was a child. Children nowadays lose out because they're kept indoors all day and get driven to school. Why I do not know: the number of child murders and abductions has more or less stayed the same since the 60's. Paedophilia is more openly discussed and known about, whereas a few years ago paedeophiles stalked children from the innocent offices of cubs, brownies, the church and so on.
When I was a kid we went out all day to play. We only came back at tea-time. And what fun we had. Going to the fields behind our houses picking bluebells. Creating a den in the undergrowth at Harewood House and looking for murders in the Spy Club. Picking blackberries or beech nuts. Creating a play, usually "the ghost in the noon day sun", with the theatre's "curtains" suspended from the clothes line in the garden. Driving up and down in Henry, the formidable go-kart my dad built for me. And having fights with the kids from "the enemy end" at the bottom of the road. Oh, and skipping. Long hours spent skipping. Must have been wonderfully fit.
Supplies: pp - BasicGrey Two Scoops; Stampington. Wings rub-on: Hambly; letters - Papermania; chipboard arrow: Stampin' Up; kitten - Lakeland.