I don't know where the years have gone but Robert will be 15 very shortly. We have been in the difficult teen years for some time now, the main bug bear being schoolwork. Now he is a bright boy, though a mind like a sieve and his head in the clouds but he is a typical boy (I have researched this by asking friends and colleagues of those who have teen boys the homework habits of such species and it is a resounding conclusion that he is typical of that genre) in that he will do the least schoolwork/homework/revision that is possible without getting a detention/telling off/concerned phone calls home.
His dad and I have been banging on about the importance of his final years in school/impending exams/future prospects without success for the past year. But finally the light bulb has been turned on and Robert has decided that it really is a good idea to start revising early for his module exams in May and June.
When I saw this photo of Robert on a recent walk he looked so vulnerable wandering alone and reminded me that although he is not yet 15 he has grown up a lot in past year, making important decisions about his future and with this his confidence in himself has grown too. So a layout was in order using the Anna Griffin papers and embellishments that go so well with the colours of nature. I also used some buff luggage labels, spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist for the hidden journalling and title mat.