I have been AWOL for the past 2 weeks on holiday - so no crafting to post about !
We had a lovely time out in Spain - glorious sunshine each day !
We reluctantly had to close down our little Spanish house ready to sell it which was very sad - lots of blubbing from me I'm afraid! But all our packing up, trips to the local Cancer Support charity shop, giving of things to our friends & arrangements to ship some belongings home to Wales went well & we have our fingers crossed that the sale will complete safely in a couple of week time.
My birthday celebrations went well - I managed to eek them out for a full fortnight & I enjoyed myself all round !
We held a fun lunch out with my Mum's side of the family before our holiday - with my Auntie celebrating her 80th along with me on my 50th !
When we got back from Spain Mum & I had a great day at Haguelands Farm in New Romney, Kent - meeting my sponsored Alpacas in the morning & then trekking with an Alpaca in the afternoon - they are such adorable creatures - as you know I have a huge soft spot for them !
On my birthday I had fun opening my cards & presents and we had a lovely meal out at Webbes of Rock A Nore - great fish restaurant !
I had some great cards - all displayed on my windowsill here now we are back home !
And some beautiful handmade cards - this lovely Steampunk inspired card from my friend Lynda
This lovely delicate & intricate card from my friend Jan in Spain
.. and my Auntie had this lovely card made for me too
My desk is chaos this week - too much dumped on it post holiday !!
So I even had to move a few things to my desk chair to show them to you this week !
Here are the lovely goodies that my sister, friend Lynda & DH bought (and made) me !
Being a Seaside Girl myself she just called out to me !
And if this looks like a pile of junk - that's exactly what it is !
Lynda & I are going on a Junk Journal course with Kate Crane later this month & we have to collect junk !
Never a big issue for a hoarder like me !!
And I just wanted to share the gorgeous flowers that my lovely husband, parents & sister gave me for my birthday - with a Sapphire & Opal theme for my birthstones !
Anyway - its great to be back & looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to !!
Have a great week ! Ali x