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 !