|Page No 1: Daniel's First Day|
We couldn't have been more wrong! We got a great welcome and tour of all the gadgetry around the room. We could help ourselves to coffee in the adjoining kitchen . . . the coffee didn't get made until lunchtime! As soon as we started, it was heads down and into a state of utter absorption of the task in hand.
I say I was absorbed, but for the first 1.5 hours I was busy shuffling photos and bits of paper around my workspace, completely lost as to where to start. My daughter said it was like being faced with a blank canvas, but to me, I find canvases quite straightforward - I know what it is I'm going to paint. For my first page, though, I didn't have a clear focus. I'd brought along some papers and bits and bobs I'd bought in TKMaxx (special offer after Christmas!) and a pile of photos. The pile of photos was probably a mistake; the choice was simply too great. First learning point then - decide on a theme and only take photos related to that theme.
Eventually, by about 2.30pm, I'd done my first page. I calculated that it would probably take the rest of my life to sort my backlog of photos into scrapbooks at this sort of tardy pace. My aim for next time is to speed up just a tad!