Monday, 28 October 2013

Time flies...

Two weeks have gone by and I haven't visited my poor blog!

I have however, managed to do the last couple of weeks weekly challenges over on UKs.

Week 2 was to use pink or blue, 5 lines of journalling, 3 or more photos in a cluster and the title must begin "A day at" or "A day in".

I'm enjoying scrapping the photos of our weekend in Dorset so I have carried on with this theme here.

This will go next to my previous layout, Nonoctopus which you can see here as it was on the same day.  I wanted them to go together but not as a double page spread.

(The bucket and sunglasses came from my teamie, Janet.  Thank you:) )

I didn't manage the 5 lines of journalling but looking at the page again today, I might add that now, I don't think it would spoil it.

Week 3 on Uks was to use this colour scheme,

circles and buttons or ribbons.

This picture was taken on the Friday afternoon - we walked in to Swanage, spent some time on the beach and then had fish and chips before walking back to Ulwell and having a couple of drinks in the pub!

Monday, 14 October 2013


what is this you may well ask?  My children who are 26 and 23 still love messing about on the beach and when we all went to Dorset a couple of weekends ago they enjoyed building huge sandcastles, digging holes and making Holly in to a nine legged octopus LoL!

I made this page for the monthly challenge on UKs where we had to use a Dr Seuss quote so I chose this one:-
" Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is youer than you."

Perfect for both my children:)

I thought it might be fun to make up my own dictionary definition for nonoctopus!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Unloved and unwanted

that's how my blog must be feeling!  It's weeks since I posted here - mainly due to being in Scotland for 2.5 weeks in September then a weekend in Dorset when we got back.  Anyway, hopefully now I'll get back to normal, do some crafting and use my blog:)

To start things off, here is the weekly challenge from UKs.

The criteria was to use the sketch provided, use a title from a book, painting or misting and Autumnal colours.

This photo was taken last weekend when we were on our way back from near Swanage.  We stopped at Wareham - it's such a lovely little village (town?) on the river and the weather was perfect.  We decided to hire a motor boat for an hour which we all enjoyed - it was nice to cruise along at a leisurely pace, taking in the sites.

Here are my three boys

and of course, Tuppenny Wee:)

Lunch was freshly made cheese and onion sandwiches followed by a large slab of Dorset apple cake, yum!