Tuesday, 7 April 2015

WOYWW - Easter Sun & Fun !

Well the house is sadly quiet again tonight as sadly my Sister & her family have returned home but we have had a lovely long Easter weekend together - with loads of amazing sunny weather to make it a perfect time !
Lynda took this lovely photo of my Sister & I when we all had dinner together on Good Friday ...

We started their visit by visiting the Ancient Egypt centre at the University in the city - the centre is staffed by volunteers who helped with quizzes & info and even a practical mummification lesson including removing the brain with a crochet hook & internal organs !! (happily for all involved the mummy was made of fabric !!)

Obviously having a photo with Anubis God of Death was an opportunity not to be missed !
Amazing he wears a T-shirt just like my nephew's !

We had trips to a local ruined castle (atop a seriously windy hill top !) and saw lambs just 10 minutes old ...

Sunday we fed wallabies at the Wildlife Park in Pembrokeshire - and saw all their other animals from Rhinos to Meerkats - so amazing to walk around in short sleeved tops for much of the day !

We managed to have picnics and even two afternoons messing around on the beach - even the tide was on our side and presented us with the vast sandy beaches we enjoy around our Welsh coastline.

 So with all that going on as you may imagine not much time was found for crafting but my youngest Nephew associates trips to his Auntie's with making a scrapbook of his adventures !

And this year I introduced him to the idea of stamping his page titles - it was a big hit !

I have a lot to scrapbook myself too with all the photos we took !
 All being well we are planning a Craft Club girls day out to Alexandra Palace Stamping & Scrapbooking show on Saturday ... anyone else going ?

Have a great crafty week ... Love Ali x


  1. Great pictures Ali, how wonderful to spend time with your lovely family. Looking forward to Saturday
    Lynda B X

  2. It's fun when family comes to visit looks like you had a blast Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 7

  3. what a lovely busy weekend you had :D
    Happy wwoyw
    love Mrs C.x

  4. Looks a fantastic weekend - love the scenic shots - and don't you look like your sister! Hope to see you on Saturday as I'll be there then too... am dreadful with names and faces in the flesh though so I'll apologise now if I can't put the two together!! I am really looking forward to the day though. Helen #4

  5. Happy easter to you too and what a lovely place you live in, full of history
    Bridget #1

  6. What a super way to spend the weekend!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Have a good week
    Bishopsmate #34

  7. I loved seeing your photos from Pembrokeshire weekend. It brings back memories for me as we have spent a holiday in Pembrokeshire with the campervan. It is the most beautiful coast line.
    Lucky you, going to Ally Pally. There are quite a few deskers going by the sounds of it. I'm going to be in the UK during the month of May but there doesn't seem to bee anything crafty going on hen.
    Have a good week,

  8. Lovely photos Ali, pleased you had a lovely weekend with the family. have a great time at the craft fair you lucky thing, dont spend toooo much, LOL
    jan S no 33

  9. Looks like you had so much fun with your sweet family! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  10. Looks like you've all had a lovely time and now you are going to have another great day out. Hope you all have a great day, wish I could be with you, Angela x 24

  11. How special to spend the week-end with your family. I love the photo of you scrapping with your nephew. Today felt like Tuesday cos of the holiday on Monday, so I forgot to WOYWW! Thanks for your visit to my Timmy tag and for your comment. I am trying to learn how to shoot videos and edit them this week...learning curve of NOTE!

  12. What a fab weekend, and glorious weather too, bet you all slept like tops after all that outdoors!! I love that your nephew is a scrapbooker already...good for you!

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful family weekend! How fun that your nephew likes to scrapbook! Hope you have a blast at Ally Pally (as I saw someone else call it). Happy WOYWW from Laura #55

  14. Now that looks like a real lot of fun you had with your wonderful family! Many interesting trips. Thanks for sharing!
    Gabriele 27

  15. Now this is one action packed time you have had, goodness getting brains out with a crochet hook sounds like my type of fun NOT I did like the beach and my daughter loved the Ancient Egypt part.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 5

  16. Sound and looks like you had a lovely Easter weekend. Nice association for your visitors to anticipate crafting every time they visit.
    Happy WOYWW, thanks for sharing
    Pat #54