Tuesday, 26 July 2011

On the road

We are off to Southport tomorrow for a few days. We usually go once a year, this time we are meeting my parents up there, Mum hasn't been there before so it should be a nice little break for her. Then on Saturday Charlotte and I are going back with them to stay at there's for about 10 days. I'm looking forward to catching up with family and friends and have several days out planned. We are off to Great Yarmouth, hopefully punting in Cambridge with friends, visiting the Salvanian Families shop, going to a local lavender farm that Sue Deacon recommended. Dad is then bringing us back to get ready for our holiday to Croatia, although if you ask Charlotte what she is looking forward to the most she will say Southport, all she wants to do is go on the carousel!!!. Oh to be 6 years old!!

Whilst we are away our bedroom is being decorated so as well as packing for 2 weeks I've had to pack all my craft stuff away (mainly it's all stacked up in Charlotte's room). We have been in our house 8 years in November and is the only room not to have been decorated (some other rooms have been decorated several times since). It is a large room with loads of dark wood, awkward angles and I have hated how it makes the room dark and depressing for ages. We have decided to paint it white so it should lighten the room up no end. I'm so looking forward to seeing the end results. As it's a large job we have got a decorator in that Les knows to do it. So here is the before shot and then I will post the after shot when I return home.

Last week I signed up for Shimelle's new class Explore, I haven't really managed to get started with it. I have some good ideas but just need a few more hours in a day.  I did manage to complete the sketch on Friday though just need to add some journalling under the flowers. I love Shimelle's work and I find her so inspiring, I was clearing some of my old Scrapbook Inspiration magazines out and tore out loads of her layouts and sketches which I plan to scrap lift. I really miss that mag and in my opinion it was the best.

We have just recently joined the National Trust and plan to see as many as places we can in a year.  Last Sunday the weather was lovely so we went over to Droitwich to Hanbury Hall, it's absolutely stunning and well worth a look even if you aren't a member.  The gardens were amazing and so well cared for.

Righto I'm off to the shops for garlic bread cos we can't possibly have pasta without it!!!. lol.

Take care all.


  1. Have a lovely time in Southport, we haven't been for a while :( Hope you enjoy the Lavender farm too (just check they haven't harvested it before you go!)

  2. Gorgeous LO and beautiful photo's,have a great time over the summer.xxx

  3. I love the Summery LO and beautiful photo's. I hope you had a great Summer and that you are all keeping well xxx

  4. Hope you had a lovely hristmas and New Year :) Miss your blog updates :(