My family and I spent Half-Term in a wonderful holiday house in Devon.
We combined Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day, another excuse to bring out the ice-bowl I’d made for Christmas – it survived the 1.5 hour car journey, from freezer to freezer, really well.
the rice was asking for some decoration but the central stenciled heart did not work, a sprinkled heart worked better
time away allows us all to get creative…
the card my daughter made for her husband
Little Miss M did her version, don’t you just love the toes!
and the card made by Dad and Little Miss M….. a love dart to the heart ….
I do hope you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day, not always easy for anyone on their own.
I’m joining in with Postcard From Gibraltar’s Friday Photo Challenge – I know it’s not Friday, but I hope I can just squeak in.
Posted in children's art, Photo Challenge, travel
Tagged chocolate hearts, Culmbridge House, Friday Photo Challenge, heart candles, hearts, powdered beetroot, table decoration, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Cards, white chocolate, writing with chocolate
Here we are at the first Tuesday of February with our Photographic Monthly Meet Up.
The theme this month is WARM, so join us by leaving links in the comments to any photographs and/or posts both current and archive. Let’s all meet up for a huddle to keep warm – cos ‘baby it’s cold outside’! At least it is here. Any photos of warmer climes will be much drooled over and appreciated!
It might be frosty outside this morning but inside I’m indulging in some cosy hooky time before getting out of bed!
I’m loving the warm colours of Attic24’s Woodland Cal and in the 5th week of the Cal the blanket is big enough to keep me warm whilst crocheting.
I’m already thinking of new projects using these scrummy colours.
Going back to February 2013 I found this post – and the colours fit with the Warm theme
And this post from February 2014 when I was in Abu Dhabi for two gloriously WARM weeks.
In February 2015 I was keeping cosy under the Attic24 Cosy Cal
In February 2016 I knitted 14 bobble hats to keep my family warm
In February 2017 the Attic24 Cal was once again keeping me warm with my Hedgerow version of Lucy’s Moorland Blanket.
How are you keeping warm?
The theme stays open all month, just leave your links in the Comments.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your take on WARM.
Now I’d better get up!
This photo is of Bentley, a very warm dog, trying to cool off on a hot summers day. Sent to me by my sister, you can see her wonderful paintings and silver jewellery on Instagram
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Tagged Attic24, Attic24 Cosy Cal, Attic24 Moorland Cal, Attic24 Woodland CAL, crochet, Dorset Hedgerow blanket, knitred bobble hats, Monthly Meet Up Photo Challenge, photo challenge
I had to nip away for an overnight stay in central London this week. I Googled ‘quirky, arty, hotels’ and up came the Pavillion Hotel on the Time Out site.
Just click on the link to see all the amazingly themed rooms, and crazy decor. Someone must have had such fun putting it all together. I would love to know the history of the person and the place, but couldn’t find anything. My bedroom was called ‘Up, Up and Away’.
Sadly I can’t recommend the ‘Hotel’, it has definitely seen better days. It is in a slightly dodgy area, there is a surly, bored person manning the desk, no resturant and this was my so called continental breakfast left outside my room in the morning.
Weetabix on the Go – euuuurrrrgghhhhhh! Who knew that even existed! Yuck!
But I did enjoy the decor and the quirky bits and peices
The Hotel was quite close to Hyde Park, so before it got dark I had a brisk walk to Marble Arch where there is a strangely wild sculpture,
by British Sculptor Bushra Fakhoury
which was unveiled in March 2017.
There is always something arty to see in London, no matter how fleeting the visit. After a quick whizz round a bit of Hyde Park, which was looking rather bleak on a cold drizzly January afternoon, I found an oasis of a health food shop to pick up something for supper. Then back to my hotel as I did not want to be wandering those particualr streets after dark.
A nice cosy evening of knitting, reading and a bit of TV followed – always particularly relaxing away from home.
Blow the whistles, pop the cork, we’re off!
Another year of getting together to share our photographic take on a one word prompt.
For 2018 this will be a Monthly Meet-Up starting on the first Tuesday of each month.
What could be better at the start of the year than to be looking out for SPARKLES …..
The Sparkling water of the Fleet in the teeth of an icy wind
a wooden table in the woods …Crochet Christmas Snowflakes
with added Swarovski crystals
sunshine on water
and to warm us up a bit, photos taken in the Caribbean last April
It took many photos to capture the splash of the fishing net hitting the water, but I got it, and if you look closely the splash is sparkling in the sunshine.
Click on any photo to see it larger.
For a sparkly finale – this water feature is in a narrow corridor in an underground shopping centre in Japan, photographed in November 2015
Feel free to join in any time during the Month of January with your Sparkles – one photograph or many, current shots, archive post links, they are all welcome. Just leave a link in the Comments of this post.
Let’s SPARKLE together!
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me prompt suggestions, I will get the full list together for February when the prompt is WARM
Inspired by Cathy’s post, thank you Cathy, I have had a look back over the year to see where I have been.
I started 2017 in a treehouse in Wales with a visit to Mwnt beach on New Year’s Day.
In March I went to London and met a poet.
April took me Hinton Ampner, a Blues Festival in the Caribbean and Petworth House.
In July I was back in Wales with my family.
We went to a Fairy Festival in August.
I did lots of walks in Dorset, including starting to walk 500 miles with Little Miss M.
We have totalled 10.5 since starting in September, I’m excited to see what we get up to in 2018.
A birthday weekend in November took me to London and the Tate Modern and Tate Britain
A good year! Thank you for being with me on my travels, it is fabulous fun to share adventures with my blogging buddies.