Monday, 3 December 2018

Advent count-down

Joining in with Julie at My Scavenger Hunt Scrapbook. I missed the first couple of days and I haven't got these pics in the right order, but here are my submissions for :

Day 1 A treasured Decoration - made for me by my friend Jean a couple of years ago

 Day 2. A Festive Themed Shop Window - one of the charity shops in town

Day 3. A Family Tradition - the whole family meet up in early December every year for our Festive Family Get-together

 Pop over to Julie's blog and let her know if you want to join in

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt

It's the first of December, the first day of this year's WPSH and here is the list

1. At the end of the day
2. Pool of light
3. Fastener
4. Nail
5. A group activity
6. Water dispenser
7. Horse
8. Chocolate
9. Peel/peeling
10. Holly
11. Dressed for the season
12. Glitter
13. An instruction
14. A crossing place
15. Flight
16. A measurement

17. Orange
18. A natural feature
19. A carved object
20. A method of communication

If you find any of the above hard to get you may substitute one or both of the subjects below.

Alt A. A keyring  
Alt B. Show and tell - something you made 
Many thanks to Eileen for composing this year's list, I can't take any credit for helping except that I read and approved the list beforehand. Eileen will be posting a monthly linky for us to show our photos. 

As I was fortunate enough to see the list up ahead, I took this photo a couple of days ago, so strictly speaking it shouldn't count, but as everyone knows, I like to break rules. Here is my first effort for this year.

No. 2  A Pool of Light

Good luck and enjoy

Sunday, 18 November 2018


Over the next few months I'm decluttering, getting rid of stuff that I have accumulated over the years and have never used. If you see anything you fancy just please comment.

Christmas tag kit - enough bits and pieces to make 6 christmas tags, a great project for kids £2.00 inc postage

Pack of three beautifully handmade gift tags £1.75 inc postage

14 rolls of tape, 1.5" wide, all started but still plenty left £9.00 for the lot including postage

3 unopened packs of card blanks and envelopes, 2 x 5"x7", 1 x 5"x5"   £2.00 (no postage as too heavy - collect from me or I can deliver to anywhere in Andover, Devizes, Trowbridge or Warminster)

Gratitude Day 40

I rescued this from a pot in the garden and now it's brightening up my kitchen.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Gratitude Day 39

(with a little bit of catching up to do)

A dear friend is off to Hong Kong soon to spend Christmas with her family, so we had a date in Costa to swap  simple gifts and enjoy our first mince pies of the season.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Gratitude Day 38

Day 38

Back in the spring we started work on the front garden, which you can read about here. Now it's all finished. Turns out November is the best time to move hydrangeas!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Gratitude Days 36 and 37

Day 36

There are some days when a whisky mac is the right thing to do

Day 37

The start of another lovely day, not too dramatic, just a gentle easing in.