This layout is a scraplift. I am not ashamed of scraplifting. I'm pretty sure that everyone does it at some point. It's the thing I do when I'm stuck for ideas.
Looking through my old photos I found this one of me at school. I was probably about 16 years old. It's from a science class where we had to hand-develop photographs in the darkroom. I can't remember what we were supposed to be learning - probably something to do with Chemistry.
As you know, I rarely use one photo on a page. Also I find it difficult to do 'Me' pages, so I had to get out my idea books and magazines, to find some inspiration. I found it in a Stacy Julian layout displaying her list of what she considers to be 'unlucky' and the photo she uses is of burned toast. Yes, toast! Beneath the photo is her 'unlucky list' in the random style I have so blatantly copied.
I had to think hard about what concerned me at age sixteen, what might I have scribbled on a whiteboard if they had been around then? Back came memories of being kicked out of Latin because I was useless at it and having to do Classical Studies instead, of struggling with Maths homework after 9.00pm, of my parents wanting me to train to be a teacher (like my sister). I enjoyed doing this layout and hopefully it gives a wry glimpse of a younger me for my daughters to enjoy.