Tuesday, 31 July 2012

WOYWW - Family Outings !

Hi There - hope you are well & enjoying a crafty week !

Not much crafty action happening with me this past week as my Mum, Dad & Auntie have been staying for a long weekend & just headed back to England today.
We have been living in Wales for 5 years & although Mum & Dad have come twice a year since then, this is the very first time that we have any decent good weather !
Despite a dreary forecast, it all turned out quite sunny & I hope they had a good time exploring the area !

So on my desk today is a map of Picton Castle where we had a lovely day on Saturday.
It is a privately owned stately home & we had a great time exploring the fabulous woodland walks & the beautifully restored walled garden - then a tour of the house & a tasty Tapas lunch in the courtyard.

I have got some great photos - so this map is waiting to be scrapped with those !

I also bought a watercolour card of the courtyard - I am trying to study pictures I like & see how the artist has worked on them and to see what I can learn & practice to build some skills !

On the left is the newsletter from Alpaca Annie at Haguelands in Kent - where I have adopted an adorable Alpaca called Dana - Dana has just had a new "cria" (that's a baby Alpaca !) - so I'm sort an Auntie again ! Visit http://www.alpacaannie.com/Alpaca.aspx for more info ! Here's Penny - my new niece !!!

In the centre of the desk is my ideas pot for Jan & my monthly challenge - with August arrived we will each be pulling out a challenge topic & we will combine these for our challenge to work on during August - as Jan has family to stay & I am away for a week this month we probably need all month to work on it !

Anyway have a lovely crafty week !
Ali x


  1. Hi Ali,

    You're early this week! I have my WOYWW post waiting and ready for whenever Julia goes "live." The baby alpaca is just so darn cute. A friend of mine has a small group and they are so fun.

    Your visit sounds like it was perfect - weather and all!


  2. How cute is your new little adopted alpaca, Penny is so cute. Your day out looks like it was lovely and sunny. Sandy :) #43

  3. Looks like a fab day out. Happy Yorkshire Day! x Jo

  4. what fun pics! looks like you had good weather!
    happy WOYWW :)
    no. 67

  5. Great pictures and looks like great weather. That little baby alpaca is just so cute.

  6. Hi Ali, I love your pics! We stayed on an Alpaca farm last year up in Northumberland and I loved it - I only use alpaca to knit with now, it is fabulous for knitting - so soft. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #58

  7. Looks like you had a nice time with your mum and dad. Pics are great.
    Famfa 33

  8. It's great to see family if they live away like yours does and you had good weather a double whamy!!! Picton castle looks lovely(now there's a good welsh word for you.
    Have a good week
    XX Julie (paperpathway)

  9. I'm happy for you not being able to craft. Who would thought I would say a thing like that :)
    Spending time with family is a good thing, special when you live far away and don't see each other that much.
    I think it will be a great scrap page. Lovely pictures and tapas, yumm!

  10. I am glad you had a lovely time with your family - the photo's are fab! Have a good week. #103

  11. sounds like you had a fab time. those photos are lovely. and that little cutie!
    thanks for popping by earlier
    caroline #51