I've had a lovely two weeks away on family hols in the south-west of England, but guess what? I had NO INTERNET ACCESS. Yikes! I had to go cold turkey! It's amazing how much we rely on the internet these days and I missed being able to follow blogs and facebook. I now feel very out of touch indeed.
However, we had a fab time and the weather was mixed, which pretty good for England this summer! I hardly took any art stuff with me because with Mr C, me, two kids, my Mum and the dog in the car there wasn't much room, but I did manage to sneak my smash book in and keep a record of all the things we got up to:
One day on holiday, I was stood outside a shop, with the dog, patiently waiting for my kids to spend their pocket money, when I heard some-one shout my name. It was Squiblet! - a fellow calendar challenger and arty blogger. Wow, it always amazing to bump into someone hundreds of miles from home, especially when it is someone you only know in blogland, in fact I was so stunned I forgot to take a photo. Doh! It was lovely to meet you Squiblet!
I took my analogue camera along with me and the photos turned out looking like something from the 1970s, which is funny, because a lot of places in Cornwall haven't really changed since the 1970s (and I mean that as a GOOD thing).
Wet suits drying on railings by the beach:
One of my arty-farty double exposures:
We went to Fowey for the day, but I think some yarn-bombers got there before us (spot the knitted railing covers!):
So we returned home to loads and loads of unpacking and sandy washing and not a thing to eat in the house. *sigh*. The bad thing about going on holiday is coming home :-(
But I had a very funny surprise when I opened the mail .... Look what my lovely and very funny friend Marjie sent me all the way from USA! Ha ha! It's a moustache mood ring! This cheered me up no end and I shall wear it with pride :-))
Only one week left of the school holidays and then the kiddos will be back off to school. Only then might I actually get my art journal back out again. I have missed it, but sometimes there are other priorities in life................
Thanks for all your lovely blog comments while I was away. The response to my last Stampotique challenge entry really made me laugh and opinion seems to be divided as to whether I actually managed to pull off a one layer challenge. (In my heart of hearts I know I failed but thanks for your support anyway LOL!!)
Hope to catch up with some blog-hopping soon. Byee for now........