Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Summer Hols

The last four weeks have been so busy, but I'm so enjoying the Summer holiday. I must admit though I'm glad that we now have the next two weeks at home preparing for going back to school on the 6th September. We had a great time last week meeting up with my Sister-in-law, in Southport. I so love that seaside town. On the Wednesday we took the train to Liverpool as Joan hadn't been there lately. Les and Joan lived on the outskirts of Liverpool when they lived at home so it's always nice for them to catch up and remember the 'good old days'. I love to hear them telling there stories which the other one maybe had forgotten about.

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, where Les worked for a year before joining the Army.

There is an awful lot of development happening down at the Docks which to my mind is really spoiling the look of the place. Such a shame that this black building blocks out all the original buildings standing so proudly behind.

Friday and the rest of the weekend was sorting Charlotte's bedroom out. We had bought some new wardrobes and a new single bed for her. Bless her she was still in her cot bed which she was so rapidly growing out of. Here she is sound asleep the last night of her little bed. The decorating went well with only a few blips along the way which we overcame relatively quickly.

Here she is on Monday night in her new bed.

We still have to put up the curtains, pictures and some shelves for her but the basics have been done which is the hard work. I might even get some bunting to go in the corner overhanging her bed, what do you think?

Now onto the crafting. I did this layout whilst down at Mums it's a sweet little layout which I really quite like. The photo was taken at Plymouth whilst on holiday in June, she loves the froth on the coffee!!

This layout I made with this months Scrapagogo kit the papers were so pretty and unusual colours. This co-insides with this weeks weekly challenge to.

I hope to share some more layouts really soon, being back home is great as I get to craft whilst Charlotte is happy playing. I have just purchased two of the new ranges of Cosmo Cricket, all I need now is for my photos to arrive from Snapfish.

Thanks as always for popping by.


  1. Glad you have been enjoying your holidays, some lovely photos! Love the lo's, the second one is just gorgeous!

  2. Love those rosy cheeks in the last LO

  3. Awww,The photo's of Charlotte are adorable,gorgeous LO's of her too!!!
    I think you should go with the bunting!!!
    See you September.

  4. Great LO's and fab photos Claire :)

    Charlotte looks very cute sound asleep in her new bed, I am glad she loves her new room xxx

  5. I love looking through your blog,I've left you a blog award on my blog if you'd like to collect it.