My project box is put together to get my Cape Town trip scrapped ... but last weekend it actually stopped raining, didn't snow & with 4 layers, a woolly hat & gardening gloves on it was warm enough to get about 5 hours work done in my back garden over the 2 days !!
My desk has a pile of photos I have been printing out - printed a load last week to have the ink cartridge give up the ghost half way through - grr !!
So forked out the extortionate sum they charge for cartridges & had to print them all again - still a load I haven't even prepared for printing yet - but I have reviewed the photos & made a note of the numbers of the ones I will print eventually !
Here's some of the stamps I bought & bits & bobs I collected to scrap with too ...
The fabulous dancing ladies stencil is one Bella bought for me - isn't it brilliant - can't wait to use it !! The cloth is a napkin I purchased with an African print design - and the stamp a was bargain in Hobbycraft ! Oh & some ostrich feather sneaked in too !
I did get a couple of pages started at Scrap Club last week .. one of our guides in the township kept saying "T.I.A." to us when we encountered things rather different to home - This Is Africa - as if this explained everything !!
This was a restaurant we dined in - and had a drumming lesson before we tried a pan-African selection of dishes ! Page needs journalling etc !
And I started a page from when we went to Signal Hill to get a great view of Table Mountain - we tried all week to get up the actual Mountain but either high winds or thick cloud (they call it the Table Cloth as it lies along the top of the mountain even when the rest of the sky is pure blue !) prevented us - happily we finally made it on my last day - but those pictures are still to print !!
That's as far as got because as I mentioned before - I was finally able to set to & get the garden tidy up & weeding started - some 5 odd hours later I had 6 huge bags & 2 large trugs of weeds & prunings and thousands of oak leaves (we back onto a wood !) to cart off to the Council Compost Heap at the Tip - and a very sore set of leg, back & bottom muscles from all the crouching down !!
But at least all the mess of dead plants is finally gone and the rampant Hairy Bittercress weeds vanquished for a few days at least !!
I even got my first harvest of the year ! Purple sprouting broccoli, Russian kale & Cavolo Nero - an Italian black kale - we stir fried them with ginger, garlic, chillies & spring onions - delicious !!
See you all around your desks !
Have a great week