Monday, May 30, 2011
The boys having an art class lol well its never too young to start .... Ben and Jake with their new short hair
and Olly ...all smiles as usual
During my sort out I found these old photos
DD aged 3, as the Statue of Liberty ... must have been summer of '76 ...Church Garden Party
and me in the early '80's ... I quite like this one ...why do we have to grow old ???...I still mistakingly think I look like this ...until I pass a mirror LOL
...and I think those glasses are back in fashion.!!!
Lastly ...a peek at my new room .... the sleeping area ... more of crafting area later.
Take Care ...I will get back on track soon ...hopefully with some crafting....xx
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
The bus sped through the spring country side which was highlighted by sections of vibrant yellow Rapeseed sitting between the green of young grain and what looked like brown corduroy . The neatness and regular spacing of the straight furrows amazed me …sadly I could not capture those on film as we were travelling too fast.
St Andrews a a great place to wonder around….of course there is THE golf course and the university, three almost parallel streets that have many small interesting shops, including many tiny local food purveyors and loads of places to eat ….but there are also ruins …and you know how much I love capturing shots of ruins.
This is the West Port …one of the few surviving Scottish city gates … I love entering South Street here …I feel I am stepping into history …despite the cars you need to dodge.
St Andrews Castle …it sits overlooking Castle Sands and the North Sea. There has been a castle standing there since the time of Bishop Roger (1189 -1202). It has housed wealthy bishops, been a home to kings and a feared prison for those who got on the wrong side the resident bishop and were to be incarcerated in the ‘bottle dungeon’.
This was founded in 1158 and was the seat of the Bishops and later Archbishops, until the reformation in the Sixteenth century, when it fell into disuse. It was a impressive building having a length of over 100 meters. Now the ruins are in the custody of Historic Scotland.
This is a great place to just sit … have a sandwich …and take it all in.
Many students sit and revise, reciting prose into the air or sit with earphones, motionless but intently listening. …probably to taped lectures rather than music.
I sat on the seat you can just see in the photo ......... and these were weatherd stones that caught my eye. I find it hard to believe that they have been there for nearly 900 years....if only they could talk.
Hope you enjoyed the trip
Take care xx
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Last week I didn’t dare show you my craft area …and I still cant …but I am giving you a sneak peek into the mess that is mine.
The Fireman Sam blanket was deposited in the middle of it all, by either K or R ….or was it me in an absent minded moment?? … and then Willow took up residence. The patterned paper just visible at the top, is a wallpaper sample for maybe the feature wall in my bedroom …in the alcove behind my bed …all the rest of the walls will be plain, as they will mostly be hidden by storage for clothes and crafts.
Last week I showed you the result of the lesson at our crop… and so many thought it was a fun technique too and worth a try. Well done Vicki for bringing it to our attention …she is not sure where she saw it first or whether it emerged from her own grey matter but I’m not sure it matters as her variations are endless and certainly her own.
…and here are two I finished off in between chatting.. There would have been three but when I photographed the third, I realized that it needed something more. I know my LO’s are simple but it was too simple. …even for me.
I have been digging out old lettering which may well have gone out of fashion but ‘waste not etc’ and if it fits requirements ….why not.
What do you do with old stash you still might or might not, one day have a use for …
Bin it or Save it …or Give it away?.
I think the weather will break today …it would be nice to have just one more glorious day though. I hope everyone has enjoyed this glimpse of summer we are having in spring …I know I have.
I will visit as many WOYWW blogs as I can over the next three days …seems to be around 70 of you each week …remember, if you visit me and I haven’t made it to you, I WILL return the kindness and visit you.
Thanks to all that dropped by … it means so much.
Take Care xx