I hope you have found this process interesting and if it has inspired you to get out your book and make a start then I am pleased I could help.
Spent the day on the beach, paddling, a game of cricket and the brooke sand dam to stop the sea. Noticed all the lovely colours and textures on the rocks and new inspiration dawned. So camera in hand I have taken some pics ready to add to my book.
I also finished the Alnwick garden pages...
Not done my workbook pages today as spent a whole day in the gardens. (Hopefully work on it tomorrow)
It's been a few years since I was last there and things have grown alot!
A cloudy day slowly turned into a beautiful sunny one, so the adventure began. The bamboo maze was the first place the girlies wanted to explore and we soon heard them running around "den den dur-ing" every where (a new saying from a sloth on the Croods film) playing in the water features was then main task of the day. We were also entertained by 2 funny gardening fellas and the girls also made mini scarecrows. Of course there was the fabulous treehouse to explore and plants galore. We ended the day with ice cream and a deadly tour of the poison garden. Lucky we got a friends of alnwick ticket and will be back next week to explore more xx
Another packed day started with a walk to Seahouses and watching the seamen bring in their catch of the day. The stacks of crab and lobster pots have always intrigued me, as too all the rope and netting. After a wander ( yet more dandelions and others gorgeous plants photographed) and lunch it was down onto the beach. There was some rope washed up on the beach and the colours and textures were a joy to behold. This gave me the inspiration for the next page in my workbook. ..Knot...on returning to the campsite I recorded to plants we had also seen on the following page.
A lovely lady, via my facebook page, directed me to a lovely poem... The Joy of Dandelions. ..by Sannel Larson.
I love the line
'Some become playful children's wishes'
It is worth looking up. That's it for today...Alnwick Gardens tomorrow...can't wait xx
Well finally made it to the summer holidays. I am going to continue my workbook pages and will keep you up dated on my goings on. After the heat wave of late things have cooled down a little. Good job as putting a tent up in full sun is no joke.
This year we are back in Seahouses, Northumberland. It is a gorgeous neck of the woods, long beaches, space for the girls to play and the cream teas at the Copper Kettle cafe in Bamburgh ( yum).
So on to the start of new workbook pages. After setting up we went down to walk on the beach and on opening the car door my girls yelled "look mummy" A sea of giant dandelions, my idea of heaven lol.
So after photographing loads they had to be the theme of my first pages. We even brought some in bud back just to watch them grow. It is fantastic that my family know me well enough not to think I am mad!