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I thought this flower, over at Cut out + Keep, was just so sweet made from musical note paper.  Perhaps a bit dimensional for a scrapbook page or minibook, but it would look lovely adorning my desk, and maybe yours too!

At the bottom of the post are a fair few links to other papercraft items other flowers, etc.  Worth have a bit of a nosy if your day, unlike mine, is due to be a slow one.  Whereas I like to trick the family into celebrating BOTH UK and US Mother’s day, they like to try to convince me on the UK one that we should celebrate the US one, then on the US one they like to try to convince me that we ALREADY celebrated the UK one so should give this one a miss. HA.

Typically, DH planned a big BBQ/Air gun shoot competition for today so I have already got a crockpot full of baked beans on the go (a firm favourite with the whole shooting crowd) and still have to hoovering and kitchen cleaning to do in anticipation of a houseful of people.  Happy Mother’s Day to ME!

Probably does NOT help that I was up till nearly 2 pm playing a Words with Friends match with a friend of DH’s. …

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We are all hopelessly addicted to Words with Friends, a sort of Scrabble-like game that you can play on your iPhone or iPad. Quite funny, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, us all lounging around the house with our various games between each other on the go.

What is best about it is that you make your play and then you can carry on with the rest of your day – when you hear the little musical queue that your opponent has made their play you can grab the device, phone or pad,  and make YOUR play. You can take as long as you like,  then go back to whatever else you might be doing, like watching TV, doing the laundry, reading the paper, whatever.  You can pick an opponent or get a random game with an unknown opponent.

A great way to spend a rainy Bank-holiday weekend day since the planned clearing out of the garage was not really an option in the drizzle.



I don’t know about you but all the stress of the holiday season makes me want to revolt and do nothing useful for an hour or two every day. I love the Samorost games, one and two (and I did spend the $5 to get the full version of S2). They are free online flash games and very lovely to look at, with ethereal music (very relaxing) and are fun to play, if your mind works in a certain, twisty sort of way.  For some, I acknowledge they can be mind-blowingly irritating.

The company, Amanita Design, recently released a game called Machinarium, which works along the same lines, very reminiscent of The Neverhood, perhaps my all time favourite game EVER EVER EVER, with fiendishly wicked puzzles, seemingly mindless sequence of events, and sometimes quite specific actions required to make the whole thing work.

This puzzle is early in the game so not so fiendish – you mush construct a bomber man by replacing the duds in the figure with the live TNT on the shelf, light it, and feed it to the creature who comes thru the door … who then, from what I recall, explodes fairly spectacularly. If I could talk DH into getting me a working PC with a 75 MHz processor and Windows 95 I’d be playing THAT! But I find the Amanita games to be a decent substitute.

So there is your Sunday-something-else. Not at all scrapbooking related, but woman does not live by scrapbooking alone….