Monday, 31 May 2010

A Bank Holiday Stroll

Approx 7 miles to be more specific!  We live on the outskirts of Saddleworth and Dovestones Reservoir is a popular haunt for lots of local people on a weekend.  The walk around the 2 reservoirs is lovely and quite challenging in itself, but we decided to go one step further!!  The walk took us up the steep path to Chew Reservoir, very hard going but eventually we made it to the top to see a very empty looking reservoir!  We then walked a fair way along the edge of Saddleworth moorland with spectacular views of Dovestones and Yeoman Hey Reservoirs below.  We passed brave rock climbers along the way... rather them than me!  Eventually we started to descend down towards Dovestones again.  4 hours later and we arrive back at the car, very hot, tired but feeling a huge sense of achievement to look up and see where we'd been.  A recommended circuit for any keen walkers out there.

Check out the photos here

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Made to Order

Had a couple of special requests for cards in the last week or so.  Thought it would be nice to share them with you. 

This one was made for one of my friends.  His friend is celebrating the anniversary of her hip replacement today.
This one was for my neighbour who's daughter has just had a baby girl.

Somerset Photos

Thought you'd like to see some of the photos I took whilst down in Somerset this week. Click on the link below.  Please let me know what you think.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Wow how hot is it this weekend!!  Yesterday was spent doing the housework and the food shopping in the morning then a leisurely afternoon sat in the garden.  We made the mistake of polishing off a whole bottle of Pims, which seemed like a good idea at the time.  One jug just wasn't enough so we made a second.  It was hard work getting to the end of it.... I can still taste it now! 

Today will be mostly spent in the garden and packing.  Tomorrow we head down to Somerset for a few days.  We are staying in Doniford Bay just outside Watchet.  Exmoor is a wonderful part of Britain and is where I've taken a few trips when I lived in the South West.  It'll be lovely to return to that part of the country.  We haven't been back that way since we moved north 3 years ago, a decision which was made due to circumstance rather than choice.  I think we'd both love to move back down there.... maybe one day!

Anyway as I type I can feel this room getting hotter and hotter and a cold shower is called for.  Sure there will be many photographs added to my blog on my return.  

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the sunshine!! x

Friday, 14 May 2010

5 Whole Years

I met my husband 5 years ago today and thought it would be nice to write how I remember that day. 

I remember it like it was only yesterday.  It was a blind date (through Dating Direct) and we met up in a pub in Bristol at 1pm.  I was a bit early and was waiting outside for him but really wasn't sure who I was looking out for - had only seen a photograph.  I'd been waiting about 10 mins, getting a bit worried that I'd been stood up, then he rang saying he was just parking the car... about 5 mins later he turned up, looking very sweaty from running and quite nervous.  My initial thoughts were phwoar... he's a bit of alright!!  Anyway in we went and as we were both driving we drank copious amounts of coke.  We talked and talked and seemed to have loads in common.  After a couple of hours  we decided to have something to eat...  and we both had scampi and chips!  After eating we decided it would be better for one of us to ditch a car...I ditched my car and then we went to another pub close to my house - it was nice that I could finally have a drink (large red wine!), certainly helped me loosen up a bit.  The evening ended and he dropped me off home at midnight.... we laugh about our 11 hour first date because prior to that we'd both had disastrous blind dates, some that only lasted 20 mins!!  We had a fantastic date and I hope when we're in our 70's we'll still remember it like it was yesterday!  And yes we kissed on the first date... and it was me who made the move!!

Love You Hunny x

Saturday, 8 May 2010

More Superheroes...

Thought I'd share with you my latest Superhero cards... yes that's right I've been back to the craft shop to buy more supplies.  I love these cards although cutting around their crotch is not easy!!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Flippin Stamping

I've been doing a lot of rubber stamping lately and as Father's Day's not too far away I'm loving the "Flippin" range of stamps... they are really detailed and look great when coloured in.  My colouring in leaves a lot to be desired, been a few years since I last did any, but getting better and enjoying it!  Here are a couple of cards I've made recently - let me know what you think. 

Monday, 3 May 2010

Capesthorne Hall

We've been to Capesthorne Hall today, mainly to check out the Craft & Gift Fair but also because the hall and grounds are fabulous.  Got there quite early so had a quick mooch around the fair, had a chat with Wendy from 1st Unique Gifts then we had a wander around the gardens.  Weather not too bad, bit cold and windy but rain held back until we got back to the beer tent - perfect timing!!  Had a Pims Cocktail in the tent then back into the fair to buy a couple of bits.... a lovely plaque from Wendy and a lovely card from Sally Ann Lambert.  I've started to enjoy our days out since recently taking up photography.  I was getting fed up with standing around waiting for my hubby to take the perfect picture - decided I might has well have a go too.  I only have a point and snap camera but it's not bad.  Here are a few photos....

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Who's Your Favourite Superhero??

Everyone has their favourite Superhero right??  Mine is Wonder Woman - always loved watching her as a child, admiring her fabulous outfit and her hair... wow!!

Whilst in the craft shop yesterday I found the most wonderful decoupage sheets so I bought them and been busy this afternoon creating these:-

The Batman card is my favourite but would love to know what you think!!  They are blank inside so perfect for Father's Day or a Birthday.  These can be purchased in my Folksy Shop and it's  FREE POSTAGE until Father's Day!!!