late holiday find
We went hunting for a Geocache on our family holiday in Solva in Wales at the end of July. There are quite a lot registered in that area, but this one was very close to where we were staying. It was fun: first we discovered the general location from the Geocache website, and there was a code to crack to give us a clue about the exact location. But I don’t think we would have found it without the help of my daughter’s Smart phone.
Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M were all very excited to find the plastic pot. We lifted the cache and took it back to the B&B to show the rest of the family
This is what we found inside the cache
The idea is that you can take an item from the cache and replace it with a little gift. It was fun to read what others had written, but we were just a little bit disappointed to discover a marble and some sweets. Nobody wanted to eat the sweets, Little Miss M wanted to keep the marble. We threw a couple of sweets in the bin and the children had fun deciding what to leave in their place. This is what we put back in the cache: A sheet of stickers, a butterfly candle, a rubber, and a Love Rock
We put the cache back where we found it and covered it up with stones
This is my entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge this week, leave a link to what you have FOUND this week in the comments to be included n my monthly Round-Up of entries. And pop across to see what others have found on Nanacathy.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, his prompt words this week are: LATE and HOLIDAY
Solva is a very special place for me and I have been there many times: if you would like to see more photos or read more about it put ‘Solva’ in the SEARCH box at the top right of this page and the former blog entires are listed there.
This photo is of the first (and only) Geocache we found. I find the idea of Geocaching exciting and so do the grandchildren. I need an iPhone to do it – but – I am taking a veeeerrrrrryyyyyy long time to get one – so many decisions to make. I’m not good at decisions.
However I’m glad to have at least one find to fulfil this week’s Photo Challenge on Lewesdon Hill in Dorset, with the help of my daughter’s phone. We left a Love Rock in it and added our names and date we found it.
My whole house is my studio
Every room a cache
The dining room – full of beach clean finds
The bedroom – yarny stash
My kitchen has experiments
From mould growth to tea bags drying
The spare room houses WIPs and HOTHs
And other things I trying
Obsessions and excitement
Fills every single day
The internet is full of stuff
With which I want to play
Try out this, try out that
and sometimes get things done
But mostly I’m deep in happy-land
Being messy – having fun
The inspiration for this little ditty came when my friend sent me a poem by Dr John Cooper Clarke (see below) as she said it reminded her of me, it prompted me to write the one above
ARTS N’ CRAFTS
Out of bed into the Shed
To paint the wooden roses red
To ride a rocking quadruped
With a big idea in your head
Form and function in a line
The rudiments of good design
From the oaken leg to the fine wine
To table tops of melamine
There’s nothing that you couldn’t make
No effect you couldn’t fake
A pebble sprayed with metal flake
Would make a precious paperweight
Teddy bears to stuff with stuff
Like nylon mink from a lady’s muff
Cotton balls and a powder puff
Pom poms and pocket fluff
Stainless steel and a rock hard aura
The marble glance of a lost explorer
A heavy heart for the love of Nora
Chains of flowers on a draped amphora
Time time time to slay
Each crowded hour of every day
Where indolence is kept at bay
In an arty-crafy kinda way
poem by Dr. John Cooper Clarke
My entry is a little late this week – trouble with internet connection – soooo frustrating!
Joining in with the Daily Post: HIDDEN
Feel free to join in with the Photo Challenge Cathy and I have put together, by leaving a link in the Comments – we’d love to see your Cache’s.