Great Theme Ideas for the Photo Book (Film, Singer, Music, Hobbies)

A photo book is a great way to showcase various interests, hobbies and events. By creating a photo orientated record we can make it far more interesting than words or pictures alone. To make the best out of your book I recommend choosing a theme to stick with through. Otherwise your creation may end up looking jumbled and disorganized.

So what is meant by picking a theme? A theme could be any topic that interests you. Here are a couple of theme ideas:

Films – If you have a film or films you like, you could choose to make a photo book about them. For example, you may use screen shots from a film, or even pictures that you have taken while on vacation, of the studio pieces used in the film.

Or you could recreate possible key symbols used through the films and photograph them. A lot of films have symbols which are unique to the film in question yet easily mimicked and understandable in context.

Intermixed with pictures from the films, you could create a book highlighting your favorite features in various films.

Singers – If you have favorite singers or a singer you could choose to make a photo book about them. Regardless of whether they are small local singers or international hit sensations, there is generally an abundance of pictures of them available. And if you have traveled to their concerts yourself you can add your own pictures which gives it even more meaning.

You may wish to dedicate portions of your book to each of your favorite singers. Or you may want to dedicate the entire book to a single artist. Regardless of how you go about it, remember to try to keep it reliably well organized, for example, sorting by their concerts, if not by individual singer.

Creating a photo book on your favorite singer or singers is a great way to show your friends the passion for their music.

Music – If you like music then you can make a photo book about it. The options for it are huge, as there are many different types of music. You could choose to make a book on rock, and have pictures of electric guitars, drums, basses or concerts you have attended. Or you could choose to make a book on classical music with pictures of classical instruments and classical concerts you have attended.

Whether you have been to a lot of concerts or just love music in general, a photo book is a great way to showcase to your friends your love for music.

Hobbies – This is one of the best themes to make your photo book on. No matter what your hobby you can generally showcase it in a book. For example, if your hobby is baking you could make a book about the things you have baked. You could even make your own cookbook. If your hobby is tramping then there is sure to be plenty of beautiful locations that you have photographed and can add to your book.

Regardless of what theme you chose the key thing is to create a photo book which is relatively organized. Since you will generally be limited to the number of pages you can use, the goal is to create an informative and interesting book with the space you have by using your best pictures. But do not worry. It's pretty easy and you will find once you start your book will effectively put itself together and be a lot of fun too.

Source by Tatyana Helleland

UK Theme Parks – Legoland Windsor

UK Theme Parks – Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor Theme Park is an area of ​​150 acres and is located in Berkshire. The park first opened its gates as a Lego theme park in 1996 and boasts 50 rides, of which 3 are roller coasters and 6 are water rides. The theme park is built on the old site of Windsor Safari Park. The only remnant of the safari park is the railway, now known as the Hill Train which connects the Beginning to the Wild Woods.

Legoland Windsor has 10 themed areas which are predominately targeted for the 2 to 12 year age range, but no age groups are barred. In fact, the park has won numerous awards for its dedication to giving young children fun and laughter. These include the "Best UK Attraction for Children", given by Yandell Publishing and, more recently, the "Best Family Visitor Attraction" by Tommy's Parent Friendly Awards.

Legoland Windsor is the UK's third most popular paid for tourist attraction with 1.3 million visitors annually. One of the most popular locations at the park is the Miniland, an area that with the aid of 40 million Lego blocks has recreated scenes from various cities in Europe.

The ten themed areas at Legoland Windsor are: 1. The Beginning; 2. Imagination Center; 3. Miniland; 4. Duplo Land; 5. Traffic; 6. LEGO City; 7. Land of the Vikings (New for 2007); 8. Wild Woods; 9. Knights Kingdom; 10. Adventure Land. The parks slogan is Heroes Wanted.

Obviously the rides at Legoland Windsor are not very extreme, although some of the smaller children would disagree with this, for instance the Jungle Coaster which is the fastest ride in all the park reaching 60km / h and having a 16 meter drop. There are minimum heights at this park. Children under 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult on some of the rides.

As always at a theme park, there are plenty of places to eat. Legoland Windsor is no different. There is an extensive range of food choices around the park and around the park are Carts and Stands for people wanting a quick snack. Some of the places to eat are: Cinnabon Bakery, Pitstop Cafe, Sweet Shop, Papa Moles Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, Pasta Patch, Fish and Chips, Baguette Bar, Burger Ranch, The Big Restaurant, Ice Cream and Donuts, Crossed Ribs BBQ , Knights Table Rotisserie and the Jungle Cafe.

Among the gift shops at Legoland Windsor, is the Lego Big Shop. This is the largest Lego store in the UK with the largest selection of Lego toys. Inside the shop is a life-size statue of Harry Potter and Haggrid and are made entirely out of Lego.

There is never a dull moment at Legoland Windsor. Throughout the season, there are fairytale shows which will enthrall the youngsters and enchant the adults. At the Duplo Theater, the very colorful Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk fairytales are staged. During the high season a third show is The Princess and the Pea. Spellbreaker 4D is a new medieval adventure film with stunning 3D special effects and nerve-sizzling physical 4D effects which takes you right to the heart of the adventure where the hero rescues the princess and battles the evil Wizard and his Skeleton Army. There is a live action show – Johnny Thunder in the Secret of Scorpion Palace. Plenty of high dives, fast paced action sequences and exciting jet-ski races around Lego City Harbor. Plenty of audience participation.

All in all, a wonderful day out for the youngger children and even with the height restrictions, which are very low anyway, there are plenty of rides to suit even the smallest of children. It is refreshing to be able to take the very young to a theme park without having to worry about them not being able to go on the more popular rides. As I said, it is predominately for the 2 to 12 age range. Details of prices and opening times can be found by going to Legoland Windsor .

Source by Jerome Carter

Baby Scrapbook Theme Albums From a to Z

Baby Scrapbook Theme Albums From a to Z

Alphabet Scrapbook Pages
Remembering the alphabet and using your baby’s photos can be fun and educational for the entire family. Try making an alphabet or ABC baby scrapbook. Attach a colorful letter to each page in baby’s scrapbook album, die cut words and photos to remember all of your baby’s special moments.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Animals (photo from trip to zoo), aunts, apple
baby, bottle, bubbles, brothers, birthday, blanket, bibs, booties, books, blue
cake, candles, cousins, crawling, cradle, cereal, Christmas, cookie, car seat
doll, dog, daddy, diapers, December, duckie, Dora the Explorer
eating, ears, Easter, elbow, Elmo
First…, fingers, first foods, formula, feeding time, February, fourth of July, father, friend, funny, funny faces
Grandma, grandpa, gifts, guests, girls, gurgling, going (to…)
Hair cut, hands, home, hospital, happy birthday, Halloween (1st)
Icing, ice cream, immunizations, in (the bathtub)
Juice, jello, January, jumping, June, July, jar food, jammies
Kids, kisses, Kodak moments, kitchen
Leaving (waving bye-bye), love, little (fingers and toes), lullabies
Mommy, me, my gifts, my …, “ma-ma”, mine!, march, may, music, milk
Nose, nursery (rhymes), nursing, nana, November, numbers, naps, newborn
One, onesies, osh kosh, October, “oh-oh”, orange
Presents, parents, party, peek-a-boo, photos, pictures, pink, patty cake, pj’s, pots and pans
Quiet, quilts, quality (time)
Rattle, rolling over, rocking horse, reading, rocking chair, red
Sisters, stories, song, sitting up, solid foods, sippy cup, swing, silly, smiles, September, St. Patrick’s Day, standing, snow, spring, summer, Sponge Bob
Top, teeth, toys, Teletubbies, tears, toes, t-shirt, teddy bear, tummy, thanksgiving, tickles, twins, triplets
Uncles, unhappy, underwear, under
Video, visits, Valentine’s Day, veggies, violet
Wash, weight, wagon, walk, wave, winter, white, water
Xylophone, x-ray
Yummy food, yams, yogurt, yawn, yeah, yard, year, young, yellow
Zoo, zzz, zippers

I Can Count 1, 2, 3
Cherish all the first, second and third moments of your baby’s life with baby scrapbook pages. From the first smile to the first haircut, you will want to treasure these photos with their own baby page. Make a counting baby scrapbook by including pictures of similar photos. Try using one baby, two babies, three girls or boys, four smiles and so forth. Embellish pages with baby stickers, die cutouts and bright, colorful numbers. Add pages and pictures throughout baby’s first year. Baby scrapbook theme albums can be used not only to preserve special moments, but also to learn numbers and counting.

Animals, Animals Everywhere
Does your family have a pet? How many stuffed animals are in your baby’s room or toy room? How many times has your family visited the zoo? Savor all these animal memories by creating an animal and baby scrapbook album. Use traditional film or a digital camera, take photos of your baby with his favorite teddy bear, playing with your cat, dog or other pet, sleeping in his crib with stuffed animals and photos from your trips to the zoo. Decorate with animal stickers, appliqués and animal theme pages to create a special animal and baby scrapbook theme.

All About…Me!
If you have the exquisite blessing of having twins or triplets, you will realize that each child is unique. Each baby should have its own baby scrapbook album. Create pages that set each baby apart from his sibling. Make two or three pages with similar themes for each baby scrapbook, which highlight each baby’s “firsts”, holidays, smiles, giggles, and baby’s favorite toy. When your baby becomes a toddler then a teen, he will appreciate his own baby scrapbook.

Source by Michele Cardello