Hot sunny days of summer and Bournemouth/Sandbanks visit
The above image creeps into your mind when the sun shines hot in England doesn't it?
Being in Oxfordshire it was far far from the sea but very hot and the dogs were sunbathing.
Miss E studies in her room for those pesky GCSEs and Miss Y does homework in the garden.
I had a great many work visits to hot clammy London but the one below was fantastic: The London Healthy Schools Awards and the view over the Thames was amazing...It was also a really energetic and inspiring event so actually I hardly noticed it most of the time!
Then JJ decided a visit to the sea was imperative at the weekend and the girls chose Bournemouth...
But they were so not impressed with this that we travelled onwards and found Sandbanks much more to our liking!
One one side the harbour....
And the other side the SEA!
I missed the dogs though as JJ doesn't allow them in his (new) car?
Remembering last Easter when we went to Bridgeport and the coastline there?
Over to the right and round the corner of that cliff in the photo.
Hours of fun paddling and collecting shells.
Loved this rusty chain for a textiles project? And the textured sand patterns too.
When we were hungry we found a lovely restaurant at the harbour side...
JJ relaxed and happierthan many a long day with his 'French Martini'' and delicious it was too.
Time to go home, Bye bye white cliffs of the Isle of Wight?
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.