The bad weather had been forecasted, so we decided to make the best of a bad job & spend the day hunkered down in our "nest" - we even got our weekly shopping out of the way on Friday night instead of our usual Saturday morning - so I could get a clear run at the day !
So at half seven on Saturday morning I embarked on a 10 hour Scrapathon !!
My aim was to get my holiday in Malta scrapped - and I am happy to say that the layouts are now done & safely in my album !
My title page - with the iconic view across the harbour to the city of Valletta - I took loads of pictures of this view but this is my favourite ! Coins as embellishments - and the Malta title is recycled from the packaging on a Tshirt Rich bought !
This double page was all about our hotel .. oh how lovely the pool looks - pity the water was so breathtakingly cold !!
Valletta was a charming historic city ... great to stroll around
A few random memories ...
The Teppanyaki meal we had at the Japanese restaurant in the hotel .. the chef was great fun !
Our brilliant walk along the coast to St Julians - 4 hours round trip but great views & warm sunshine made it a real pleasure ...
And the highlight of the holiday for me ... the amazing & atmospheric historic city of Mdina - we loved just ambling along the honey coloured streets !
As you can imagine by Saturday night I was all scrapped out, so it was great to go over to my friend Lynda's for supper and a DVD - and a quick rummage in her craft room to see what she had been up to - good thing our men folk can talk sport for hours !!
And just one more to show you - promise !!
Before we set off to Malta we had met up with my Mum & Dad at the RHS Garden at Wisley - we love this place - always so much to see !
We snaffled a passer by to take a picture of the 4 of us - and I was so pleased with how it came out - so that was Sunday's scrapping task !
Things are looking brilliant in the garden - my best year since we moved here in 2007 !
(As long as I put my blinkers on & ignore the weeds !!)
I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you ...
I am so excited about this bud (okay so I need to get out more !!) this peony has been in for 4 years with no flowers - and this year I have buds - and I do so love peonies - so am checking it every day !!
Okay - so I REALLY DO need to get out more !!
My clematis is stunning at the moment !
And the Astrantia Lynda gave me last year is gorgeous too !
Sorry for such a long post - but always so great to share the week's projects with you !