Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let's go fly a kite teddy

A kite enthusiast was out on our local field today!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I got the idea for this halloween wreath from this book. I started preparing to make it in January (!!) and when I bought the embroidery thread the lady in the store asked me what I was going to make. When I said 'a halloween wreath' she looked at me kind of strange 'I'm a great procrastinator, so I have to start now' I replied.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Couple of Cards

My latest two cards.

I used: Elzybells Teddy Heart Balloon stamp (I'm so sad that Elzybells is closing down), Cuttlebug Baby Face Dies, Martha Stewart embossed scallop punch. Teddy is colored in chalk as I was in a hurry to get this card off.

I used: New Home stamp by All Night Media, Martha Stewart embossed scallop punch.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Kew Gardens

Sorry everyone, I've been a really bad blogger lately.

In June we visited Kew Gardens, our first visit to the gardens even though we have lived in this country for 12 years.

Join me on a blog walk through the gardens...

On entering you soon notice the enormous trees.

A walk along one of the many paths brought us to King William's Temple surrounded by Mediterranean plants.

Then to one of the glasshouses

where you could climb the spiral staircase and look down from the overhead walkway

onto the lush green foliage below.

We stopped for an early stop lunch...oops no pic (it was only a sandwich!) so you haven't missed much!
We could see the Pagoda from where we sat.

Then to the Japanese Gateway

where we were treated to a spectacular show by Mr Peacock

all because this little squirrel

had come down from a nearby tree to steal some of Mr Peacock's food. Mr Peacock was having none of it and he puffed up and started shaking his feathers in protest.

What a magnificent sight!

Ever wondered what goes on behind all that??...This!

We saw this little Robin on our way

to the Treetop Walkway.

After climbing the stairs

it was great to walk among the tree tops.

Back on the ground and time for a short rest beside the water

feeding the ducklings.

A quick glance at the map and I realized that we hadn't seen something that I really wanted to see, so a l-o-n-g walk later we arrived at Queen Charlotte's Cottage

complete with doorman in period costume standing at the door. Unfortunately no photographs were allowed inside.

Exhausted we head towards the car, passing these lovely wooden mushrooms in the children's play area

During the day we saw so many beautiful flowers

my favorite being this one, the petals looked like crushed tissue paper

it appears I'm not the only one who likes it (can you see the bee?)

I hope you enjoyed the walk!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Day in Brighton

A couple of weeks ago we went to Brighton for the day....looks like we weren't the only ones to have this great idea!!

The weather was amazing

As I sat on the beach I tried to photograph the seagulls flying overhead

Do you know how difficult it is to get a perfect picture??

Perhaps I should stick to taking pictures of things that stand still?

The water looked so inviting

That looked fun

I loved the shopping!! These shops are along the seafront

But the best place to shop is in The Lanes, a maze of narrow streets with a wonderful selection of shops

That's where we spotted this delightful gentleman. I felt like I had stepped back in time!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Walking in Wiltshire

It was half term holidays last week and we did a couple of day trips. First was a visit to Caen Hill Locks which are on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire. There are 29 locks over a distance of 2 miles. All the locks are manually operated and I was glad that I was on foot and not in a boat, it took the boats hours to get through.

Looking down from the top of the hill

Looking up the hill

Lock gate

Canal Boat

Not just locks and boats

My husband spotted this sign

Do you think he's trying to tell me something?

Next stop was

and a l-o-n-g walk to the top of the hill

Time to rest

Made it!

Views from the top

Close up view of horse's head