We had a lovely week with Much Beloved's Mum, Sister & Brother in Law in Ras Al Khaimah - just relaxing by the pool, strolling on the beach - and a day trip into the hustle & bustle of Dubai city !
Gorgeous hot weather - 38oC plus but such a dry heat as our resort was on the edge of the desert - so no energy sapping humidity to deal with - just lots of relaxing with a Kindle and a cocktail !
And celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary !
The garden called me all day on Sunday - and boy am I paying for it the past couple of days - I have Gardener's Thighs - I can barely move and am creaking about like an ancient lady !
I am amazed what has happened with my Rhubarb this year - a huge flowerspike has erupted out of the massive lush clump of stalks ! Has anyone seen this before ? Does it mean that my plant will die off now or will it be okay ?
Wanted to show you the card I made for Lynda's birthday last week - obviously I couldn't show you until I had given it to her ! Are you getting the Gardener theme !
We headed off to a family run nursery down on the Gower to buy some bedding plants for our summer pots - the menfolk came along & sat patiently on a sunny bench gossiping whilst we shopped !!
Then we headed down to The Worm's Head at Rhossilli - as you can see the views are stunning - even if we did nearly get blown away !
This week my Workdesk is a disgraceful mess - just a dumping ground at the moment !
To the right I have all the bedding plant labels, grouped by the pots I have planted up - these will go into my Garden Junk Journal when I get a minute. In the middle I have a couple of new embossing folders - as you know by now I am a total sucker for anything with seedheads on it - so how could I resist !
Then on the left I have a pile of bits & bobs from our holiday - really need to find time to scrap at least a couple of pages.
Seems like scrapbooking is a dying past time here in the UK - I had a letter from our last remaining scrapbooking magazine to say that due to lack of interest they were closing down - and we have found that the shows have hardly any scrapping stuff anymore - are Desker's in other countries finding this happening too ?
Seems the whole mixed media movement has made scrapping un-cool & off trend.
Whatever your crafty inclinations are - have a lovely week ! Ali xx