Thursday, 7 May 2009

Fairies in the garden

When my grandaughter was born last year it was amazing as i had two boys, and my sons had managed 4 boys between them so a girl was something else. I decided to make a girly garden for her to enjoy as we only have a tiny little bit of ground with our little one bed flat. Casey is nearly a year old now and i am beginning to share my love of fairies and fantasy and have been adding a few ornaments to the garden for her.
We were hoping to have lots of flowers too which we did last year and the year before but this time we just have had other things to cope with and the garden has been neglected a lot.
Still i do think these magical creatures brighten up the place a bit and i know Casey loves discovering them all

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

My newest Digitals

I love to play about with digital although i certainly am no expert and there are many things i have still to work out. I think this old brain just has enough to cope with so i am a bit limited within this field but i do enjoy playing and this is my latest play
I have turned them into cards over at Zazzle here
Well i thought ... why not ?

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Credit Crunch & England

In these 'Credit crunch' times, they talk of saving money and spending holidays in the UK instead of going abroad. In my view spending time here in the UK is and has always been more appealing to me than the pull of foreign lands. I adore Paris and have travelled a little abroad but never found anywhere that I liked better than home.
I love the craggy windswept shore of Northumberland. The beautiful eerieness of the Scottish highlands and loch's and the wonderful bitterness of the rolling heathery moors of Britain. Cornwall is so beautiful and my wonderful Teesdale ( quite near to me ) Is stunning with its fabulous old castles and waterfalls, its hills and valleys. Wales impressed me with its gorgeous forests and its hidden beaches which are magical. Even the cities and villages of the UK are filled with fabulous architecture and beautiful gardens. I adore the quaysides of Liverpool and of Newcastle and the olde worlde charm of Durham with its cathedral and Richmond in yorkshire. Suffolk has the most gorgeous houses and villages and I could go on ...
So I shall be discovering treasures here in the UK for a long time yet, credit crunch or not !

This is a photograph of my hubby walking along the beach in Northumberland one evening a couple of years back

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Where do all the hours go ?

One of the biggest problems i find is that there just are too few hours and too many projects and things i want to do. I am a non stop person who's mind never seems to settle before moving on to the next thing and the next and one more after that. And that is just for my hobbies so you can imagine how full each day gets. Yep i get tired and i always promise myself i am gonna slow down .. watch tv or something but nope !!! Just no can do !!! I need to create, If it isn't art or jewellery making its writing or computer graphics or similar. The only way i seem to relax properly is when i go to bed and even then i have to have my head in a book for at least an hour.

Am i moaning ? Nope !! I love it, i love keeping busy ... my body groans a little on occasion but i wouldnt change a thing.