Tuesday, 16 June 2015

WOYWW - Only in Wales ?

After a wet soggy Saturday (silver lining was some journaling done !), Sunday here turned out much better than forecast so after our weekly swim, some gardening and a few errands , we headed out to the Botanic Gardens.

And we happened across a harp weekend ! Only in Wales ?

So we stopped and lingered in the Great Glasshouse (largest single span glass house in the world !) to listen to talented harpist Shelly Fairplay giving a tutorial & recital on a selection of harps

We were amazed at her electric harp on which she can record a phrase and immediately incorporate this into a harmony - building up layers of sound - all generated by one harp - we'd never heard anything like it !
Great sound !

Thought the Artist in you might enjoy seeing this colour combination from the Gradens - vivid scarlet poppies in a sea of blue nepeta  - looked amazing !

On my desk tonight is the Journal I wrote when I went to Barbados back in February - it has taken me this long to get around to adding in the photos and some art journaling !
 It was fun to look back on a sunny relaxing break !

 I also finished my Dad's birthday card - went a bit mad with the Perfect Pearls !

Just a quick post tonight as I am heading off for the weekend to Bergen in Western Norway tomorrow - I have "seeing the Midnight Sun" on my bucket list - don't know why but it is one of those "want to experience" things !

So we have picked the weekend with the longest day in it and have my fingers crossed it won't rain the whole time !

Have a great crafty week ! Ali x


  1. You travel to the most wonderful places! I hope the weather is good. Thanks for visiting my canvas and for your lovely comment.

  2. great post - don't forget to link your desk (just checked and I can't see it there yet!) those poppies look fabulous in that nepeta (good job you told me what it was called!) Helen 2

  3. Impressive that you always seem to visit the most awesome places. Seeing the midnight sun would be on my bucket list, too, if I didn't live at least half a world away. Have fun marking it off your list! Happy belated WOYWW from #5.

  4. Fun post, I love the Harp...had a friend who did so well with it also. Have fun on your Bucket list trip...Your dad's card is very nice. Running behind this week but best wishes for great weather to you.

  5. Well, it's Friday so I'm guessing you're already on your way to the land of the midnight sun....have a fantastic weekend. I wonder if you'll have finished Barbados before you start on Bergen!

  6. Wow what an exciting life you appear to have...harps in the garden, holiday in Barcelona and off to Norway...green with envy ;-) Your card looks great, I'm sure your Dad will love it. Vikki #27

  7. 92 days of rain i'd be depressed as well lol
    Looks like you had a wonderful time hun and your photos ar beautiful. :) #27